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White Takes Strategic Third at Copper

12/22/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 22) – Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) made a big leap towards Sochi Sunday with his third-place finish at the Paul Mitchell Slopestyle at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix. White’s top-four result fulfilled the objective criteria for Olympic qualification as well as gave him the highest U.S. result...

Walker Tops U.S. Women at Copper Grand Prix

12/22/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 22) – Sixteen-year-old Ty Walker (Stowe, VT) landed the top spot for the USA with her fourth-place finish in the Paul Mitchell Slopestyle at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix. The international field put down runs with confidence at Sunday’s FIS World Cup with Czech rider Sarka Pancochova taking the victory and Isabel Derungs...

Gold Leads U.S. Sweep at Sprint Grand Prix

12/21/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 22) – Rookie rider Taylor Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO) led a U.S. sweep with Greg Bretz (Mammoth Lakes, CA) and Ben Ferguson (Bend, OR) in the halfpipe final at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper. Gold put down his winning score during the very first run of the competition after barley qualifying for the final in...

Clark Leads Copper Sweep

12/21/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 22) – Olympic gold medalist Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) mathematically clinched her spot on the 2014 Olympic halfpipe snowboarding team Saturday with her win at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper. Clark led a U.S. sweep of the halfpipe finals with Arielle Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO) and Gretchen Bleiler (Aspen, CO...

Jacobellis Returns to the Top in Lake Louise

12/21/2013

LAKE LOUISE, AB. (Dec. 21) – Olympic silver medalist Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) made her overdue return to the podium Saturday with her first snowboardcross World Cup victory in nearly two years in Lake Louise, AB. Jacobellis has been absent from the sport since Jan. 2012 because of a knee injury. In the men’s race, Alex Deibold...

Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Coming to Breckenridge

12/20/2013

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 20) – The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, America’s top tour for freeskiing and snowboarding, is coming to Breckenridge Ski Resort Jan. 8-12. The second stop on the Grand Prix tour will be among five events being used to qualify the 2014 Olympic Team for freeskiing and snowboarding. The tour stop for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard...

Biggest Broadcast Schedule Ever for Grand Prix

12/19/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 19) – The race for spots on the 2014 Olympic snowboarding and freeskiing team will continue with broadcast coverage on NBC and NBCSN plus live streaming at each tour stop beginning with this weekend’s event at Copper Mountain. NBC and NBCSN will combine for 16 hours of coverage on the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix including...

Olympic Qualifiers Continue at Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper

12/17/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 17) – Top snowboarding athletes from the USA continue their push for spots on the Olympic team at the second of five Olympic qualification events, the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Halfpipe Series and the Paul Mitchell Snowboard Slopestyle series at the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Copper Mountain Dec. 21-22. The...

Guldemond Tops U.S. in First Olympic Qualifier

12/15/2013

BRECKENRIDGE, CO. (Dec. 15) – X Games gold medalist Chas Guldemond (Reno, NV) finished fifth and secured the top U.S. spot in the first-ever slopestyle snowboarding Olympic qualifier at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships Sunday. Top-qualifier and favored U.S. athlete Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) sat out the event because of a sprained ankle...

Clark Tops First Olympic Qualifier

12/14/2013

BRECKENRIDGE, CO. (Dec. 14) – Olympic gold medalist Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) edged a little closer to her fourth Olympic Winter Games Saturday when she placed second in the halfpipe snowboarding finals and became the top U.S. finisher in the first Olympic qualifying event at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships. Australian Torah Bright...

Bretz Upsets White in Olympic Qualifier

12/14/2013

BRECKENRIDGE, CO. (Dec. 14) – U.S. Snowboarding’s Greg Bretz (Mammoth Lakes, CA) outgunned Olympic gold medalist Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) in the halfpipe snowboarding final, taking the top spot in the first Olympic qualifier Saturday at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships. White and U.S. Snowboarding rookie Taylor Gold (Steamboat Springs...

Anderson Lands Slopestyle Victory

12/13/2013

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 13) – Fading light and cloudy skies made for a tough competition Friday, but American Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) reigned in an amazing second run to win the Dew Cup and the first-ever slopestyle snowboarding Olympic qualifier at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships. After falling in her first run, Anderson...

White Two-for-Two in Dew Tour Qualifier

12/13/2013

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 13) – Olympic gold medalist Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) qualified into the top spot in the slopestyle qualifier Friday at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships, the first-ever Olympic qualification series for slopestyle snowboarding. On Thursday White qualified in first for the upcoming halfpipe final, which will air...

Clark and White Top Dew Tour Qualifiers

12/12/2013

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 12) – Olympic gold medalists Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) and Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) took the top spots in the men’s and women’s halfpipe qualifiers at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships, which opened the Olympic qualification series for U.S. Snowboarding. On Thursday, rookie halfpipe team athlete Ben Ferguson (...

Holland Surgery Successful

12/08/2013

VAIL, CO (Dec. 8) – Six-time X Games snowboardcross champion Nate Holland (Squaw Valley, CA) underwent successful surgery with Dr. Tom Hackett of the Steadman Clinic Saturday in Vail for a fractured clavicle. Holland sustained the injury during training for this weekend's World Cup opener in Montafon, Austria. According to U.S. Snowboarding...

USA Second in Montafon World Cup

12/08/2013

MONTAFON, Austria (Dec. 8) – Seven-time X Games gold medalist Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) teamed up with Olympian Callan Chythlook-Sifsof (Girdwood, AK) to mount a joint comeback, taking second in the women’s team World Cup in Montafon on Sunday. This was the first weekend back from injury for both women and, for Jacobellis, a...

Hernandez 6th in Snowboardcross Opener

12/07/2013

MONTAFON, Austria (Dec. 7) – Second-year U.S. Snowboarding athlete Jackie Hernandez (Londonderry, VT) finished sixth and posted the top spot for the U.S. during the snowboardcross World Cup season opener on Saturday. Olympic medalist Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) won the small final race and finished seventh in her first...

2014 Snowboardcross Team Named

12/04/2013

SOELDEN, Austria (Dec. 5) – Olympic medalists Seth Wescott (Sugarloaf, ME) and Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton, VT), along with seven-time X Games gold medalist ...

U.S. Snowboarding Names Team

11/26/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 27) – Olympic medalists Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT), Gretchen Bleiler, (Aspen, CO), and Scotty Lago (Seabrook, NH) headline the 2014 U.S. Snowboarding team, which also includes slopestyle athletes Chas Guldemond (Reno, NV), Sage Kotsenburg (Park City, UT) and Eric Willett (Breckenridge, CO). Slopestyle will make its...

Dew Tour Kicks Off Sochi Selections

11/14/2013

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Nov. 14) – The Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships returns to Breckenridge, CO on December 12-15 and serves as the first official U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Olympic team selection event of the 2013-2014 season. The event also marks the first ever USSA selection event for slopestyle skiing, halfpipe...

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