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White Skips Slope to Focus on Pipe

02/05/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 5) - Olympic champion Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) announced late Wednesday Sochi time that he was withdrawing from slopestyle to keep his focus on winning an unprecedented third straight gold for Team USA in halfpipe. Slopestyle snowboarding will make its Olympic debut with qualification runs Thursday and the men's...

Reiter Takes Podium in Final PGS

02/01/2014

SUDELFELD, Germany (Feb. 1) – Olympian Justin Reiter (Steamboat Springs, CO) made a strong statement Saturday by finishing third in the last FIS snowboarding PGS World Cup before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. It was Reiter’s first World Cup podium since 2008, and Sylvain Dufour of France and Lukas Mathies of Austria took first...

Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour’s Second Stop Shifts to Mammoth

01/31/2014

MAMMOTH LAKES, CA (Jan. 28) — The Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour has announced that the second stop on its three-stop tour will relocate from Boreal to Mammoth Mountain, California. The freeskiing and snowboarding event will still take place on Feb. 23-28 and will feature men’s and women’s halfpipe and slopestyle competitions for both...

Anderson and Gold on Sports Illustrated Cover

01/30/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 30) - Storied alpine veteran Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) Snowboarding Coverand meteoric alpine young gun Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), along with snowboarders Jaime Anderson...

Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour Kicks off at Seven Springs

01/28/2014

SEVEN SPRINGS, PA (Jan. 27) - For the second year in a row, North America’s premier amateur snowboarders and freeskiers kick off the Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour at Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs Mountain Resort. The event will be the first of three on the Rev Tour this season and will feature men’s and women’s halfpipe and slopestyle...

Justin Reiter Makes Olympic Team

01/27/2014

Justin Reiter discovered Tuesday morning at 10:30 that living out of his truck for the summer had been worth it.

He sat in his favorite coffee shop in Steamboat Springs, CO, working on thank you notes and eating a breakfast burrito.

Still not certain of his athletic future, he was struggling to thank his supporters. So Reiter...

Davis Takes Gold in First X Games Final

01/26/2014

ASPEN, CO (Jan. 26) – U.S. Olympic team member Danny Davis (Truckee, CA) earned a gold medal in his first-ever halfpipe snowboarding final at X Games Aspen Sunday, just two weeks before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Davis led a U.S. sweep with Louie Vito (Sandy, UT) taking silver and fellow Olympic team member Greg Bretz (...

Clark Secures X Games Four-Peat

01/25/2014

ASPEN, CO (Jan. 25) – Three-time Olympian Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) secured her fourth-straight X Games gold medal in the women’s halfpipe snowboarding final Saturday night, just two weeks ahead of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The final featured six U.S. women out of eight total athletes. Thirteen-year-old Chloe Kim (La...

Silver for Anderson at X Games

01/25/2014

ASPEN, CO (Jan. 25) – Olympian Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) earned silver Saturday at the X Games slopestyle snowboarding final after Norway’s Silje Norendal stomped a smooth run and pushed her out of the top spot. Anderson and Norendal will meet again when slopestyle snowboarding makes its historic Olympic debut at the 2014 Olympic...

Olympic Snowboardcross Athletes Announced

01/25/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 25) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced the nomination of seven snowboardcross athletes Saturday. Athletes nominated to the team include Olympic silver medalist Lindsey Jacobellis and seven-time X Games gold medalist Nate Holland. The team also features four athletes, including Holland and Jacobellis, with...

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....

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