Snowboarding News

Clark Leads USA Into Finals


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


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


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


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


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


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


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...

2012 Revolution Tour Announced


PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 6) - Young riders and skiers eager to make an impression on the world of competitive winter action sports are gearing up for the Dec. 19 start of the U.S. Revolution Tour. The well-established series will feature both snowboarding and freeskiing events at each of its stops.

Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Tour Announced


PARK CITY, UT (Sept. 29) - One of the longest-standing and celebrated tours in action sports history, the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix series, is back, and bigger than ever for its 16th season. This year both snowboarding and freeskiing events will be front and center at three of North America's premier winter resorts....

Olympians Take On the Amazing Race


PARK CITY, UT (Sept. 29) - U.S. Snowboarding alumni Tommy Czeschin and Andy Finch are traveling the world together this fall. The Olympians are competing in the 19th season of the hit CBS reality show, The Amazing Race.

Athlete Spotlight: Kelly Clark


A two-time Olympic medalist - she won gold in 2002 and bronze in 2010 - Kelly Clark is a natural innovator and dominant force in snowboarding. Leading the way in competition for her fellow female competitors, Clark always manages to push the envelope and top herself from one season to the next. In 2011 Clark...



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