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Gulini Fourth in Sochi Snowboardcross


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 16) – Faye Gulini (Salt Lake City) rode to fourth after a heartbreaking crash forced Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) out of the big final and into seventh on Sunday at the snowboardcross event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Jacobellis acquired a big lead in the semi final before the fall dashed her...

Farrington Gold - Clark Bronze in Sochi Halfpipe


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 12) – Team USA athlete Kaitlyn Farrington (Sun Valley, ID) earned the halfpipe snowboarding gold medal while teammate Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) took bronze Wednesday night during a fierce firefight in the Rosa Khutor halfpipe. Clark has now medaled in the last three out of four Olympic Winter Games and has collected...

White Fourth In Sochi Halfpipe Upset


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 11) – Two-time Olympic champion Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) put it all on the line Tuesday during the men’s halfpipe snowboarding final in an effort to win his third Olympic gold medal but ultimately fell short, finishing fourth and earning the top spot for the USA. White’s second run score of 90.25 put him just off the...

Anderson Financially Sacrificed for Historic Olympic Gold


U.S. snowboarder Jamie Anderson won the first-ever gold medal in women’s slopestyle snowboarding Sunday, as the sport was introduced into the Olympics this year.

Anderson credits the win to her family and friends, who were there to celebrate with her.

Just two hours after winning gold, Anderson tweeted this photo, captioning, “...

Anderson Golden in Sochi


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 9) – Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) cleaned up her second run to earn the first-ever women’s slopestyle snowboarding gold medal Sunday at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Her smooth style during her final run secured her the gold with a score of 95.25, putting her on top of the podium ahead of Finland’s Enni...

Kotsenburg Earns First U.S. Gold


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 8) – Sage Kotsenburg (Park City, UT) was presented the first-ever gold medal for slopestyle snowboarding Saturday at the impressive Sochi Olympic Park underneath the towering, modern Olympic torch. He also claimed the first gold medal for the USA at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Primetime coverage of the...

Slopestyle Gold for Sage Kotsenburg


ROSA KHOTUR, Russia (Feb. 8) - Sage Kotsenburg (Park City, UT) scored an historic victory to open the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, winning the first ever slopestyle snowboarding gold medal. Kotsenburg, who failed to qualify in Thursday's opening rounds, made his way into the finals Saturday morning then put down a remarkable first run which held...

Stage Set for Sochi Slopestyle Showdown


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 6) – The inaugural slopestyle snowboarding qualification kicked off the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi Thursday. Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) and Karly Shorr (Milford, MI) topped the competition for the USA, advancing straight to the finals after finishing second and fourth in their heat. The U.S. men and...

Pates and Kalapos Top Rev Tour Halfpipe


SEVEN SPRINGS, PA (Feb. 6) – Jake Pates (Eagle, CO) and Zoe Kalapos (Beverly Hills, MI) earned the first Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour victories of the year, winning the men’s and women’s halfpipe snowboarding events at Seven Springs Resort Tuesday. The two took advantage of a break in the weather to land their runs and separate themselves...

White Skips Slope to Focus on Pipe


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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...