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Holland and Jacobellis Take X Gold

01/24/2014

ASPEN, CO (Jan. 24) – Olympians Nate Holland (Squaw Valley, CA) and Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountan, VT) both took snowboardcross gold at X Games Aspen Friday, less than two weeks before heading to Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. It was Holland’s seventh X Games gold medal, and came after a serious shoulder injury earlier...

Additional Snowboarding Athletes Set For Sochi

01/21/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 21) – Three additional slopestyle snowboarding athletes were nominated for the U.S. Olympic Snowboarding Team by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. In addition, World Championship silver medalist Justin Reiter (Steamboat Springs, CO) was nominated in alpine snowboarding. With the confirmation of quotas within...

Olympic Snowboarding Team Announced

01/19/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 19) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced the nomination of 13 halfpipe and slopestyle snowboarding athletes Sunday afternoon at the conclusion of the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix. Slopestyle snowboarding will be contested in the Olympic Winter Games for the first time ever in Sochi. The five event...

White and Bretz Clinch in Halfpipe

01/19/2014

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Jan. 19) – Defending Olympic champion Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) will get a chance to win three-in-a-row at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games after clinching a spot on the Olympic halfpipe snowboarding team Sunday with his victory at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix series finale. Local favorite Greg Bretz (Mammoth Lakes, CA) also...

Farrington and Gold Clinch Sochi Spots

01/19/2014

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Jan. 19) – Kaitlyn Farrington (Bellevue, ID) clinched her spot on the Olympic halfpipe snowboarding team Sunday with her bold victory at the final event of the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix series. Arielle Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO) also secured her Sochi spot Sunday. Olympic champion Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) settled for...

Kotsenburg Tops Grand Prix Finale

01/18/2014

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Jan. 18) – Sage Kotsenburg (Park City, UT) took the victory in slopestyle at the final stop of the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Tour at Mammoth Mountain. His progressive first run scored a full three points ahead of the rest of the field, including Kyle Mack (West Bloomfield, MI) in second and Ryan Stassel (Anchorage) in third....

Anderson Grabs Grand Prix Title

01/18/2014

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Jan. 18) – Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) took the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix overall slopestyle title and a $10,000 cash prize with her win Saturday at Mammoth Mountain. Karly Shorr (Truckee, CA) put down a progressive run to land second while Jessika Jenson (Rigby, ID) took third. Nominations for the first-ever U.S....

Gold Going to Sochi

01/17/2014

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Jan. 17) – Rookie Taylor Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO) punched a ticket to Sochi Friday with his third-place finish at the fourth halfpipe qualifier at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix. Defending Olympic Champion Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) took the victory, putting him one podium away from clinching a spot on the U.S. Olympic...

Davis Mounts Comeback in Third Qualifier

01/17/2014

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Jan. 17) – Veteran rider Danny Davis (Truckee, CA) pulled out a clutch victory in the third halfpipe snowboarding Olympic qualifier Friday at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain. His victory in the progressive, high-scoring qualifier resurrected his Olympic chances and put him in a position to meet qualification...

Live Coverage of Final Ski and Snowboarding Qualifiers

01/16/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 16) – With final Olympic selection just days away, fans of skiing and snowboarding will have over 20 hours of broadcast coverage and streaming this weekend. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) will be offering America a front row seat for the final stretch of the journey to Sochi with live coverage of U.S....

White Clinches Slopestyle Olympic Spot

01/16/2014

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Jan. 16) – Olympic halfpipe champion Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) mathematically clinched a spot on the first-ever U.S. Olympic team for slopestyle snowboarding on Thursday at the Paul Mitchell Slopestyle at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix. White crashed hard in Thursday’s earlier competition and was down for nearly five minutes...

Anderson Clinches Olympic Spot

01/16/2014

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Jan. 16) – Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) mathematically clinched the first spot on the U.S. Olympic slopestyle snowboarding team with her victory Thursday at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain. Ryan Stassel (Anchorage) took the victory for the men, while favorite Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) fell hard during...

New Olympic Qualifications Confirmed at Mammoth

01/14/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 14) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has now confirmed the addition of new Olympic snowboarding qualifiers to replace the canceled events from last weekend. The International Ski Federation Tuesday stated that an appeal to the cancelation decision had been denied, indicating that the FIS jury acted exactly per the...

USSA Planning New Qualifiers at Mammoth

01/13/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 13) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has solidified a plan to replace both the halfpipe snowboarding and slopestyle snowboarding Olympic qualifying events canceled last weekend at Breckenridge. The USSA will move forward with the plan to run replacements for the third of five qualifiers this week at Mammoth Mountain...

USSA Seeking Replacement Olympic Qualifiers

01/12/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 12) – Following Saturday’s cancelation of the third of five Olympic qualifying events in snowboarding halfpipe and slopestyle, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced it has plans to replace the competitions with a U.S. only qualifier at Mammoth Mountain. Heavy snow and low visibility forced the International Ski...
Jacobellis Third in Vallnord

01/12/2014

VALLNORD, Andorra (Jan. 12) – Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) closed out the Olympic selection period for snowboardcross with a third-place finish in the FIS Snowboard World Cup Sunday in Vallnord. It was Jacobellis’s second podium of the debut World Cup weekend at the Andorran resort, where Czech rider Eva Samkova took the victory...

Storm Nixes Grand Prix Finals

01/11/2014

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Jan. 11) – Challenging weather conditions from a weekend storm that dumped eight inches of new snow on the venue at Breckenridge have forced a variety of cancelations and postponements at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix. The International Ski Federation jury for freeskiing has moved the halfpipe skiing event to Sunday at 9:30 a.m....

Jacob Career First Victory in Vallnord

01/11/2014

VALLNORD, Andorra (Jan. 11) – Trevor Jacob (Golden City, CA) rode to his career first snowboardcross victory Saturday in the FIS Snowboard World Cup in Vallnord, putting him in prime position to make the Olympic team with just a month before Sochi. A core of American men claimed three other spots in the top ten, and Olympic medalist Lindsey...

Breckenridge Grand Prix Schedule Changes

01/10/2014

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Jan. 10) – Challenging weather conditions and new snow have prompted officials to move the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix halfpipe snowboarding finals to 1:00 p.m. MST on Saturday, Jan. 11 as well as move the Paul Mitchell slopestyle finals to Sunday, Jan. 12 at 9:45 a.m. MST. This decision was reached in order to achieve the greatest...

Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Heads to Breckenridge

01/06/2014

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Jan. 6) – The nation’s top snowboarding athletes continue the fight for Olympic team spots Jan. 6-11 when the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix sets up shop at Breckenridge for halfpipe and slopestyle competitions. The event serves as the third of five Olympic qualification events as well as the second stop of the 18-year-old Sprint U.S...

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