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First World Cup Podiums for Beauchemin and Jenson


STONEHAM, Quebec (Feb. 21, 2015) – Eric Beauchemin (Grand Blanc, MI) took third place in men’s big air and Jessika Jenson (Rigby, ID) second in slopestyle, each earning their first career World Cup podiums at the FIS Snowboarding World Cup in Stoneham, Quebec.

Grand Prix Finale Set for Park City


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 23, 2015) – The final stop on the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix tour will take place Feb. 25- Mar.1 at Park City Mountain Resort. 2014 Olympic medalists Joss Christensen (Park City, UT), David Wise (Reno, NV), Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA), Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO), Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) and Kelly Clark (West Dover...

10 Ways To Respect Opponents


Good sportsmanship starts with respecting your opponents. Remember: without opponents, there would be no game at all!

Respecting opponents is something that both parents and coaches hope kids learn while participating in youth sports. But what does one do to show respect for opponents?

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Pates Leads U.S. Sweep at Rev Tour


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Feb. 14, 2015) – The U.S. Snowboarding rookie team cleaned up at the third stop of the U.S. Revolution Tour in Mammoth Mountain, CA, Feb. 10-13. Jake Pates (Eagle, CO), Redmond Gerard (Dillon, CO) and Chandler Hunt (Park City, UT) swept the podium in men’s slopestyle. Brett Moody (Anchorage, AK) and Julia Marino (Westport...

FIS World Cup Cross Events Canceled


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 13, 2015) – The USANA Health Sciences International Cross Cup FIS skicross and snowboardcross World Cup schedule for Mar. 4-8 at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has been canceled. Squaw Valley has just received more than two feet of snow, however the amount of snow needed to build the World Cup courses is significant, and the...

Practice the Golden Rule in Youth Sports


Chances are you and your kids have witnessed good sportsmanship: football players meeting at mid-field to shake hands, soccer players trading jerseys after the game, or hockey players lining up for post-game high fives.   

And when we think of “sportsmanship”, we oftentimes think of these moments and the idea that we should respect our...

Final Mammoth Grand Prix Events Canceled


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Feb. 7, 2015) – The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix slopestyle skiing and halfpipe snowboarding events scheduled for Feb. 7 at Mammoth Mountain, CA have been canceled due to adverse weather conditions. Olympic medalists Joss Christensen (Park City, UT), Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) and Nick Geopper (Lawrenceburg, IN) were all...

Mammoth Grand Prix Events Postponed


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Feb. 5, 2015) – Due to inclement weather in the Sierra Nevada mountains, women’s and men's halfpipe snowboarding and slopestyle skiing qualifications at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix have been postponed.

“Because of the high winds, we decided to postpone both events,” said event organizer Eric Webster. “We want to...

First Grand Prix Wins for Beauchemin and Langland


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Feb. 4, 2015) – Eric Beauchemin (Grand Blanc, MI) and Hailey Langland (San Clemente, CA) took home top honors in slopestyle snowboarding at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, each nabbing the first major wins of their careers.  Wind was a major factor in the competition, resulting in an abbreviated women’s event and a challenging...

Rev Tour Heads to Mammoth


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Feb. 4, 2015) – The next generation of Olympic freeskiers and snowboarders will descend upon Mammoth Mountain’s Unbound Terrain Park Feb. 9-13 for the third stop of the 2015 U.S. Revolution Tour. In addition to slopestyle and halfpipe, the Mammoth Mountain stop will host the first ever Revolution Tour big air contest for...

See who earned $2500 from Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive


Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ is excited to announce the 10 winners of the Winter Pledge season who each earned $2,500 by encouraging their supporters to take the Pledge to Promote Good Sportsmanship. 

The winners of the Winter Pledge season represent a wide range of youth sports – soccer,...

Clark and Kim 1-2 in Burton Euro Open


LAAX, Switzerland (Feb. 1, 2015)- Kelly Clark (Mammoth Lakes, CA) and and Chloe Kim (Torrance, CA) continued their battle for queen of the hill at the Burton European Open, in Laax, Switzerland this weekend taking first and second respectively in women’s halfpipe – flipping the results from X Games a week ago. 
Mastro Wins Third Straight Rev Tour


SEVEN SPRINGS MOUNTAIN RESORT, PA (Jan. 30, 2015)—In blustery, post-Juno snow conditions, Maddie Mastro (Wrightwood, CA) took home her third straight U.S. Revolution Tour win in women’s halfpipe at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, PA. Mastro along with men’s slopestyle winner, Grant Giller (Salt Lake City, UT) and men’s halfpipe winner, Joshua...

Mammoth Hosts its 10th Sprint U.S. Grand Prix


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Jan. 29, 2015)—The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix tour continues with its second stop at Mammoth Mountain, CA Feb. 4-7. Celebrating its 10th year of hosting Grand Prix events, Mammoth is poised and ready to host the highly anticipated continuation of the 2015 season.

2015 Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Mammoth Invited Riders


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 26, 2015)—Following up the X Games and World Championships, the 2015 Sprint U.S. Grand Prix returns to Mammoth Mountain, CA February 4-7 with a top-notch roster of the world’s best riders. Olympic medalists Iouri Podladtchikov, Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA), Mark McMorris, Stale Sandbech,...

Looking Back on X Games 2015


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 27. 2015)—It has not been very long since Winter X Games 2015 wrapped up, but the athletes have packed their bags—and medals—en route to the next destination, and Aspen, Colorado regained a sense of normalcy after the throngs of fans headed back to where they came from. In hindsight, X Games 2015 introduced a myriad of...

Tools to Overcome Game Time Stress


Just as it is important to be physically prepared to play youth sports it is equally important for youth athletes to be mentally prepared to handle the pressure. No one can predict exactly how a competition will play out, but you can arm your athlete with techniques to overcome pressure from the competition. Here are some methods for overcoming...

Jamie Anderson Wins Slopestyle Silver


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 25, 2015)—On the last day of X Games 2015, the men and women snowboarders took to the slopestyle course for the finals. Warm temperatures, blue skies and perfect conditions were on tap for the competitors. In the end, Olympic champion Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) grabbed a silver, while Canada’s Mark McMorris and Silje...

Teen Chloe Kim Takes X Games Gold


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 24. 2015)—The future is now in women’s superpipe. 14-year-old Chloe Kim (Carlsbad, CA) won gold in the Buttermilk halfpipe, becoming the youngest athlete to ever win X Games gold.

Second Medal for Kyle Mack


KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan. 23, 2015) - On the final day of 2015 FIS Snowboard World Championships, Kyle Mack (Bloomington, MI) added a second bronze medal to his collection, this time for big air. Mack, who also earned bronze in slopestyle snowboarding, landed a frontside 1260 tail and backside 1260 Japan for a combined score of 163.50 behind...