Advancement through the USSA's Athlete Development Pipeline is based on tangible, objective selection criteria. At each level, from grassroots club-level events to Olympics, athletes advance based on athletic performance in events as well as on ranking or points lists. Selection criteria for different events, teams or projects may be different. Athletes, coaches and parents should read the criteria carefully to learn exactly how athletes will be selected. In some cases it may be results from specific events. In other cases it may be an athletes ranking on a USSA or International Ski Federation (FIS) points or ranking list. Most athletes are selected by specific objective criteria, but there may also be discretionary selection if noted in the criteria. Click on the tabs above to access selection criteria for specific teams or development projects.

U.S. Snowboarding

2015-16 Team Nominations

Each year, the top athletes in America are nominated to compete as a part of U.S. Snowboarding. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the prior season. U.S Snowboarding announces official team rosters in the fall, naming those athletes who accept the responsibilities of being a part of the team and are planning to compete in the 2015-16 season.

Every athlete named to the U.S. Snowboarding team will receive a high level of world class program support, with access to athletic benefits including an elite coaching, sport science, sports medicine and high performance staff, access to the USSA Center of Excellence, and education opportunities.



Nick Baumgartner (Iron River, MI; 12/17/81)
Alex Deibold (Manchester, VT; Stratton Mountain School; 5/8/86)
Nate Holland (Sandpoint, ID; 11/8/78)
Trevor Jacob (Mammoth Lakes, CA; 8/6/85)
Seth Wescott (Sugarloaf, ME; Carrabassett Valley Academy; 6/28/76)

Faye Gulini (Salt Lake City, UT; Ski and Snowboard Club Vail; 3/24/92)
Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT; Stratton Mountain, School; 8/19/85)

Jonathan Cheever (Saugus, MA; 4/17/85)
Alex Tuttle (Stratton, ME; Carrabassett Valley Academy; 11/13/90)
Mick Dierdorff (Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; 4/30/91)
Hagen Kearney (Telluride, CO; International Snowboard Training Center; 11/6/91)
Roger Carver (Placerville, CA; International Snowboard Training Center; 1/23/90)

Jackie Hernandez (Londonderry, VT; International Snowboard Training Center; 12/2/92)

Michael Perle (Saddle River, NJ; International Snowboard Training Center; 1/21/94)
Jarod Minghini (Snowshoe, WV; International Snowboard Training Center; 5/21/88)

Rosie Mancari (Anchorage, AK; Steamboat Spring Winter Sports Club; 1/22/94)
Meghan Tierney (Edwards, CO; International Snowboard Training Center; 1/15/97)



Greg Bretz (Mammoth Lakes; CA, Mammoth Charter School; 12/19/90)
Ben Ferguson (Bend, OR; 1/21/95)
Gabe Ferguson (Bend, OR; 4/16/99)
Taylor Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; 11/17/93)
Chase Josey (Hailey, ID; Sun Valley Education Foundation; 3/31/95)
Matt Ladley (Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; 5/17/91)

Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT; Mount Snow Academy; 7/26/83)
Arielle Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; 5/4/96)
Chloe Kim (La Palma, CA; Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team; 4/23/00)
Hannah Teter (Belmont, VT; Okemo Mountain School; 1/27/87)

Chase Blackwell (Longmont, CO; Jim Smith; 2/27/99)
Nathan Jacobson (Bend, OR; Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation; 3/29/99)
Toby Miller (Truckee, CA; Tahoe Select Snowboard Team; 2/14/00)
Jake Pates (Eagle, CO; Ski and Snowboard Club Vail; 7/30/98)
Ryan Wachendorfer (Edwards, CO; Ski and Snowboard Club Vail; 2/3/98)

Madison Barrett (West Chesterfield, NH; Stratton Mountain School; 4/1/98)
Zoe Kalapos (Vail, CO; Ski and Snowboard Club Vail; 4/17/97)
Maddie Mastro (Wrightwood, CA; Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team; 2/22/00)


Nik Baden (Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; 1/13/98)
Eric Beauchemin (Grand Blanc, MI; Waterville Valley Academy ; 1/14/91)
Brandon Davis (Mammoth Lakes, CA; Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team; 8/30/95)
Chas Guldemond (Reno, NV; Waterville Valley Academy; 4/22/87)
Kyle Mack (West Bloomfield, MI; 9/6/97)
Ryan Stassel (Anchorage, AK; Auburn Ski Club; 10/23/92)
Eric Willett (Breckenridge, CO, 1/2/88)

Jessika Jenson (Rigby, ID; 8/7/91)
Hailey Langland (San Clemente, CA; Tahoe Select Snowboard Team; 2/8/00)
Karly Shorr (Milford, MI; Auburn Ski Club; 5/18/94)
Ty Walker (Stowe, VT; Mt. Mansfield Ski and Snowboard Academy; 3/3/97)

Chris Corning (Arvada, CO; Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club; 9/7/99)
Brock Crouch (Mammoth Lakes, CA; Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team; 8/22/99)
Lyon Farrell (Paia Haiky, HI; 11/22/98)
Redmond Gerard (Silverthorne, CO; 1/29/00)
Chandler Hunt (Park City, UT; Team Park City United; 11/4/98)
Brett Moody (Anchorage, AK; Kirk’s Camp; 7/28/95)

Kirra Kotsenburg (Park City, UT; 6/16/96)
Julia Marino (Westport, CT; 9/11/97)
Hailee Mattingley (Sandy, UT; Team Park City United; 1/11/97)



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