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Americans Sweep US Open Slopestyle

03/04/2016

VAIL, CO (March 3, 2016) – The American slopestyle snowboarders reigned supreme at the 35th edition of the Burton US Open on Friday. Kyle Mack (West Bloomfield, MI) scored his first major slopestyle win and fellow Michigander Eric Beauchemin (Grand Blanc, MI) finished right behind him in second. On the women’s side Jamie Anderson (South Lake...

White and Kim Headline US Open Finals

03/03/2016

VAIL, CO (March 3, 2016) – The 35th edition of the Burton US Open is underway at Vail Mountain. Americans Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) and Chloe Kim (La Palma, CA) took the top qualifying spots in halfpipe on Thursday, leading the charge into the field of six women and 10 men advancing to the final on Saturday. The slopestyle semifinals were...

Holland Wins Olympic Test Event

02/27/2016

BOKWANG, South Korea (Feb. 27, 2016) – The American snowboardcross men dominated at the official Olympic test event for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games, where Nate Holland (Squaw Valley, CA) took the win and Nick Baumgartner (Iron River, MI) was third. Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) made the women’s final, finishing just off the...

Kim Leads USA Sweep in Oslo

02/26/2016

OSLO, Norway (Feb. 26, 2016) – Chloe Kim (La Palma, CA) led a huge U.S. podium sweep for the halfpipe women at X Games Oslo, with Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) earning silver and Arielle Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO) taking bronze. Chase Josey (Hailey, ID) had a stellar showing for the men, earning bronze.

Winter Park Hosts Revolution Tour March 1-5

02/26/2016

WINTER PARK, CO (Feb. 29, 2016) – The 2016 U.S. Revolution Tour continues with the third stop at Colorado’s Winter Park Resort. As the premier contest tour for the next generation of freeskiers and snowboarders, the Rev Tour serves to bridge the gap between grassroots competitions and the elite-level professional comps. At the third of four...

USA Competes at X Games Oslo

02/25/2016

OSLO, Norway (Feb. 25, 2016) – This weekend the world’s best snowboarders and freeskiers will descend upon the site of the 1952 Winter Olympic Games for X Games Oslo. It is the first time in history an X Games event will be held in Norway and only the second time in history a second winter event has been added to the X Games schedule (X Games...

Mack Second in Air + Style

02/22/2016

LOS ANGELES, CA (Feb. 21, 2016) – Kyle Mack (West Bloomfield, MI) stood with elite snowboarders when he laid down a second-place finish at Air + Style Los Angeles Sunday. Yuki Kadono of Japan won the event as Sven Thorgren of Sweden sealed his claim on the overall title when he placed third in L.A.

The Air + Style tour is an elite-level...

Crouch and Anderson Dominate Slopestyle

02/21/2016

BOKWANG, South Korea (Feb. 21, 2016) – Americans dominated at the official Olympic snowboarding slopestyle test event for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games, where Brock Crouch (Mammoth Lakes, CA) took the win for his first career World cup podium and Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, CA) won for the women. Karly Shorr (Milford, MI) earned her...

Slopestyle Debuts in South Korea

02/19/2016

BOKWANG, South Korea (Feb. 18, 2016) – The official Olympic snowboarding slopestyle test event will take place at the venue for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics this weekend, with the first FIS World Cup slopestyle event ever held in South Korea.

Bokwang Phoenix Park features a three-jump and three-rail slopestyle course, purposely built...

YOG: Kim and Pates Sweep Gold Again

02/19/2016

HAFJELL, Norway (Feb. 19, 2016) – It was a double-gold week for American athletes Chloe Kim (La Palma, CA) and Jake Pates (Eagle, CO) at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway. Both athletes are members of the U.S. halfpipe team and typically compete in that discipline, but showed they have all-around skill by throwing down gold-...

YOG: USA Eighth in Team Event

02/16/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 13, 2016) – The world’s top youth snowboardcross and skicross athletes teamed together at the Youth Olympic Games on Tuesday to compete in the team ski-snowboardcross competition. The American team of skiers Russell Malm (Mammoth Lakes, CA, 17, Carrabassett Valley Academy) and Abigail Zagnoli (Kingfield, ME, 17,...

Vedder Earns Gold at Youth Olympics

02/15/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 15, 2016) – American Jake Vedder (Pickney, MI, International Snowboard Training Center) won every heat he raced in to earn the gold medal in snowboardcross’ Winter Youth Olympic Games debut on Monday.   

Vedder finished ahead of Alex Dickson of Australia and Sebastian Pietrzykowski of Germany.

The women...

YOG: Halfpipe Gold Sweep for Pates and Kim

02/14/2016

OSLO, Norway (Feb. 13, 2016) – It was double gold for the United States at the Youth Olympic Games halfpipe snowboarding event, with both Chloe Kim (La Palma, CA) and Jake Pates (Eagle, CO) topping the field to take home their first YOG gold medals.

Anderson Wins Quebec Big Air

02/14/2016

QUEBEC CITY, Canada (Feb. 13, 2016) – American Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, CA) won the ladies’ event at the Snowjamboree, presented by Videotron Mobile, FIS World Cup big air, battling arctic temperatures in downtown Quebec City. Ryan Stassel (Anchorage, AK) was third for the men, scoring his first World Cup big air podium.

Kim USA Flag bearer for Youth Olympics

02/12/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 12, 2016) – Chloe Kim (Carlsbad, CA) was selected as Team USA’s flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Youth Olympic Winter Games, which runs from Feb. 12-21 in Lillehammer, Norway.

Marino Knocks it Out of the Park

02/11/2016

BOSTON, MA (Feb. 11, 2016) – U.S. Snowboarding rookie Julia Marino (Westport, CT) topped the women’s field at the Polartec Big Air at Fenway on Thursday night in front of a stellar Boston crowd in one of America’s most iconic sports venues. Marino, a New England native, wasn’t originally even scheduled to compete - she snuck in off the...

Walker to Sit Out Big Air at Fenway

02/10/2016

BOSTON, MA (Feb. 10, 2016) - U.S. Snowboarding rider Ty Walker (Stowe, VT) will not compete in Thursday’s Polartec Big Air at Fenway. Walker crashed in training Wednesday. According to U.S. Snowboarding Medical Director Kyle Wilkens, Walker suffered a back injury but is expected to be back to competition soon. She will sit out...

Polartec Big Air at Fenway Kicks Off

02/08/2016

Boston, MA (Feb. 8, 2016) – The U.S. Grand Prix will break new ground in 2016 when it presents the Polartec Big Air at Fenway, a scaffolding big air event situated in the center of one of America’s most iconic baseball venues: Boston’s Fenway Park. Never before has the U.S. Grand Prix featured a big air-only event, and never before has...

Ladley Dominates Halfpipe Again

02/06/2016

PARK CITY, UT (February 6, 2016) – Matt Ladley (Steamboat Springs, CO) followed up his X Games gold medal with another dominating performance, winning his first FIS Snowboard World Cup at the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Park City.

Ladley, who won the X Games gold in a one-run-and-done format due to weather last week in Aspen, was...

Kim Leads Historic American Sweep

02/06/2016

PARK CITY, UT (February 6, 2016) – The U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Park City featured an historical halfpipe competition for the ladies. The American women swept the podium, with Chloe Kim (La Palma, CA) winning the top spot, Maddie Mastro (Wrightwood, CA) earning second and Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) rounding out the podium in third. Kim...

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