The U.S. Snowboarding SBX Team is showcased on stage at Telluride at the conclusion of the USANA Snowboardcross Cup. Telluride has become the team's pre-season home. (U.S. Snowboarding/Sarah Brunson)
TELLURIDE, CO (Dec. 17) – Two-time Olympic champion Seth Wescott (Sugarloaf, ME) headlines a standout U.S. Snowboarding SBX (snowboardcross) Team that was showcased to the public Saturday during the USANA Snowboardcross Cup in Telluride. The Team is rich in talent including X Games champion Nick Baumgartner (Iron River, MI), Six-time X Games champ Nate Holland (Squaw Valley, CA) and seven-time X Games gold medalist Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT).
The team was featured in a public celebration at the Heritage Mountain Plaza following the LG FIS Snowboard World Cup in Telluride. It's the third straight year Telluride has hosted the Team for its final pre-season training camp and World Cup.
"Our team continues to show great depth, especially on the men's side," said U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing Director Jeremy Forster. "It's a team with amazing experience in winning the biggest events in our sport including the X Games and Olympics."
The team kicked off its World Cup season at Telluride with both an individual and a team event. Jacobellis picked up the first U.S. Snowboarding win at Telluride on Friday with Baumgartner third. Baumgartner teamed with U.S. champion Jonathan Cheever to take a close second in the Paul Mitchell Progression Session SBX team event Saturday with Jacobellis and Callan Chythlook-Sifsof third.
The team will compete throughout the season on the LG FIS Snowboard World Cup and will headline the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix Feb. 9-12 at Canyons Resort in Park City, UT. They will also compete at X Games in Aspen CO Jan. 27-29.
Snowboardcross will make its third showing at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, where longtime partner Burton will be the official uniform provider.
U.S. SNOWBOARDING SBX TEAM Peter Foley, Head U.S. Snowboarding Coach * Denotes SBX Olympian ** Denotes student athlete attending Westminster College in Salt Lake City as a part of USSA partnership with Westminster.
A Team Nick Baumgartner (12/17/81, Iron River, MI) * Callan Chythlook-Sifsof (2/14/89, Girdwood, AK) * ** Jonathan Cheever (4/17/85, Saugus, MA) Nate Holland (11/8/78, Squaw Valley, CA) * Lindsey Jacobellis (8/19/85, Stratton Mountain, VT) * Graham Watanabe (3/19/82, Sun Valley, ID) * ** Seth Wescott (6/28/76, Sugarloaf, ME) *
B Team Brooke Shaw (5/12/91, Litchfield, CT) Alex Deibold (5/18/86, Manchester Center, VT) Faye Gulini (3/24/92, Salt Lake City) * ** Jayson Hale (3/24/92/26/85, Sierraville, CA) Pat Holland (5/5/82, Squaw Valley, CA) Ross Powers (2/10/79, Stratton Mountain, VT) JJ Tomlinson (10/20/91, Park City, UT) **