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Willett Soars to Gold at Dew Tour Killington

01/21/2012

 

KILLINGTON, VT (Jan. 21) – Eric Willett (Breckenridge, CO) soared to glory at the second Dew Tour stop in Killington, Vermont with a solid 91 points. With snowy conditions riders were pushed to their limits and had a great day. Tomorrow evening brings the men's halfpipe finals with Matt Ladley (Chicago, IL) who qualified first in the...

Jacobellis Wins 24th World Cup SBX

01/19/2012

VEYSONNAZ, Switzerland (Jan. 19) - Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) bumped her 'most dominant snowboardcross rider in the world' moniker one more notch Thursday with the 24th World Cup SBX victory of her career. Teammate and fellow X Games gold medalist Nate Holland was second in the men's event, while Russian Andrey Boldykov snatched...

Killington Dew Tour Preview

01/17/2012

 

KILLINGTON, VT (Jan. 17) – The U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding teams athletes will be back in action this weekend, returning to Killington, Vermont for the second stop of the Dew Tour. New for this week, the U.S. Freeskiing team welcomes its newest member Duncan Adams (Breckenridge, CO) to their halfpipe team. Adams placed third...

U.S. Snowboarding Rookie Team Ben Ferguson Brings Home Gold At Innsbruck

01/15/2012

 

INNSBRUCK, Austria (Jan. 15) – The 2012 Winter Youth Olympics Games saw three medals for the USA including two for snowboarding. Ben Ferguson (Bend, OR) of the U.S. Snowboarding Rookie Team, took the gold in halfpipe snowboarding with a huge Double Crippler during his run. Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's Arielle Gold (Steamboat...

Big Tricks, Big Field at Copper Rev Tour

12/24/2011

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 20) – Doubles ruled in an impressive showing at the opening U.S. Revolution Tour stop at Copper Mountain. Riders went big in Monday's halfpipe snowboarding opener and a big field of over 100 riders from a dozen nations focused on the newest Olympic event of slopestyle snowboarding on Tuesday. Copper was the first of...

Telluride Welcomes SBX Team

12/17/2011

TELLURIDE, CO (Dec. 17) – Two-time Olympic champion Seth Wescott (Sugarloaf, ME) headlines a standout U.S. Snowboarding SBX (snowboardcross) Team that was showcased to the public Saturday during the USANA Snowboardcross Cup in Telluride. The Team is rich in talent including X Games champion Nick Baumgartner (Iron River, MI), Six-time X Games...

Clark and Bleiler lead Dew Tour

12/17/2011

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 17) — With only one point separating them, U.S. Snowboarding Pro Halfpipe teammates Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) and Gretchen Bleiler (Toledo, OH) took first and second, respectively, at the first Winter Dew Tour stop of the seaon in Breckenridge, Colorado on Saturday. The win was Clark's 12th victory in her last 14...

Double Podium for USA at Telluride

12/17/2011

TELLURIDE, CO (Dec. 17) - U.S. Snowboarding's Nick Baumgartner (Iron River, MI) celebrated his 30th birthday with another visit to the podium. Baumgartner teamed with Jonathan Cheever (Saugus, MA) to take second in the Paul Mitchell Progression Session team SBX event at the USANA Snowboardcross Cup, barely losing to France in a photo finish....

Jacobellis Takes Telluride Title

12/16/2011

TELLURIDE, CO (Dec. 16) – X Games champion Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) broke the ice with the first U.S. win in Telluride Friday, cruising to victory in the USANA Snowboardcross Cup in the opening SBX event of the LG FIS Snowboard World Cup. Nick Baumgartner (Iron River, MI) ended up third in the new six-man heat format behind...

Jacobellis Top USA in USANA SBX Qualis

12/14/2011

TELLURIDE, CO (Dec. 14) - X Games champion Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) was the top American, qualifying second Wednesday at the USANA Snowboardcross Cup in Telluride. Ross Powers (S. Londonderry, VT) and Jonathan Cheever (Saugus, MA) went four-five to lead the men. Finals are Friday utilizing a new six-man format.

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USANA SBX Cup Opens at Telluride

12/14/2011

TELLURIDE, CO (Dec. 14) – Two-time Olympic champion Seth Wescott (Sugarloaf, ME) leads a strong U.S. Snowboarding squad into this week's USANA Snowboardcross Cup at Telluride, the opening SBX event in the LGS FIS Snowboard World Cup. Over 20 U.S. snowboarders, including seven-time X Games champion Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) and...

Cousino, Voight Take Wins in PMPS

12/10/2011

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 10) – It was all about style and ease under the lights as Yale Cousino (Lincoln, VT) and Brooke Voight (Fort McMurray, CAN) took the men’s and women’s wins during the Paul Mitchell Progression Session event, capping off the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain Saturday night.

Clark Claims Copper Title

12/10/2011

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO. (Dec. 10) — U.S. Snowboarding's Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) had quite the season last year, winning 10 of the 12 halfpipe contests she entered and landing the first-ever 1080 in women’s competition at Winter X Games. But one that eluded her was the Copper Grand Prix. After falling in the first run, Clark dropped into the...

Clark Leads USA Into Finals

12/10/2011

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO. (Dec. 10) — Olympic champion Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) qualified second to lead a field of four U.S. Snowboarding teammates into the eight person finals at the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Copper Mountain. The roster of eight was dwindled down from nearly 50 gunning for the money round. Rookie Maddy Schaffrick...

Snowboarding Teams Announced at Copper

12/09/2011

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 9) – With a host of new action sports events on the docket for the 2014 Olympics just two years away, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) formally announced 2011-12 U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing teams Friday from its training facility at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper.

Vito Leads Lago Into Finals

12/08/2011

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO. (Dec. 8) —Defending champion Louie Vito (Sandy, UT) led Olympic medalist and U.S. Snowboarding rider Scotty Lago (Seabrook, NH) to take the top spot in  qualifying at the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Copper Mountain as snow fell on the 22-foot pipe. Five U.S. Snowboarding riders made the top-16 cut including Matt...

Halfpipe Season Opens at Copper Grand Prix

12/08/2011

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 8) – A record field will be on hand this weekend at Copper Mountain with around 150 athletes from 21 nations battling in the 22-foot halfpipe in the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, a TTR 5Star event. Louie Vito (Columbus, OH) and Kaitlyn Farrington (Sun Valley, ID) will be going for repeat wins. But they'll face tough...

Powers to the People

12/06/2011

PARK CITY, UT— (Dec. 6) Ross Powers is a snowboarding legend, having won Olympic gold in the Salt Lake City halfpipe in 2002 before most recently converting to snowboardcross—at the World Cup level, no less. Yet the South Londonderry, VT native would not have the success he's had without the support of his Stratton Mountain community, which is...

Farrow Leads USA in Saas-Fee Pipe

11/03/2011

SAAS-FEE, Switzerland - U.S. Snowboarding Rookie Benji Farrow (Ludlow, VT) led the USA, finishing fifth Thursday in a FIS World Cup halfpipe in Saas-Fee. Zack Black (Breckenridge, CO) was sixth. In the women's contest, Arielle Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO) was tenth. Swiss Iouri Podladtchikov won the men's contest...

ATHLETE Q&A: Jonathan Cheever

10/31/2011

A pro rider by day, plumber by night, Jonathan mixes his talent like plumbers putty by shredding park, pipe and the SBX course. While all of his major results have come from SBX, he's known for some of the biggest airs in the pipe and credits his SBX speed from knowing how to hit the hole shot and handle big...

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