Young gun Arielle Gold has been snowboarding since she was seven years old, but she erupted in 2013, taking bronze at her X Games debut, winning World Championships and nabbing another bronze at X Games Tignes. (Getty Images/Richard Bord)
Team USA athlete Kaitlyn Farrington earned the halfpipe snowboarding gold medal while teammate Kelly Clark took bronze Wednesday night during a fierce firefight in the Rosa Khutor halfpipe.
Jaime Anderson and Arielle Gold have landed a spot in history by landing a cover shot on the 2014 Olympic Preview issue for Sports Illustrated.
Three-time Olympian Kelly Clark 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.
Olympic champions Shaun White, Kelly Clark and Hannah Teter led 13 halfpipe and slopestyle athletes nominated to the 2014 U.S. Olympic Snowboarding Team.
Kaitlyn Farrington 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, while Arielle Gold also secured her Sochi spot in sixth.
Scotty Lago, Shaun White and rookie Taylor Gold on the podium after the fourth halfpipe qualifier at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain, where Gold punched a ticket to Sochi with his third-place finish Friday.
How will the athletes of the USSA be celebrating the holidays this year? Some, including the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team, will be preparing for Olympic Trials. (Photo: Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team)
Olympic gold medalist Kelly Clark 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 with Arielle Gold and Gretchen Bleiler.
Kelly Clark 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 qualifier at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships.
Ben Ferguson (pictured) qualified in third Thursday at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships. Olympic gold medalists Shaun White and Kelly Clark took the top spots in the halfpipe qualifiers, which opened the Olympic qualification series for USA.
U.S. Snowboarding’s top riders will be preparing for the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in Sochi with a pair of on-snow training sessions at High Cascade Snowboard Camp in Mt. Hood.
Despite the falling snow, Kelly Clark took her 62nd victory and the gold medal at the X Games Tignes women’s halfpipe on Wednesday.
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association named a group of 29 talented athletes who are currently competing at the 2013 FIS Junior World Snowboarding Championships March 3-10 at Erzurum, Turkey.
Kelly Clark and Shaun White took the halfpipe title at the Burton US Open Saturday.
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Steamboat Springs local and high school sophomore Arielle Gold came onto the scene hot in early 2012. At the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria, Gold erupted with silver medals in slopestyle and halfpipe. Not long after, she upgraded to gold in halfpipe at the FIS Junior World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain. She then closed the season with a couple fourth-place finishes in halfpipe at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix in Mammoth and the Burton U.S. Open, competing alongside the world’s toughest competition.
It’s safe to say 2013 was a breakout year for young Arielle Gold, who took the podium at nearly every competition she entered. She might have struggled to get on the podium at the Grand Prix in Copper, but she went on to win the FIS World Snowboarding Championships the following week. After a lucky break at X Games Aspen, Gold was able to enter the competition as the first alternate. It’s a good thing she did, because she came in third behind her competitive peers…who are five to 13 years her senior. She continued along the same path, winning the Burton European Open and taking bronze at X Games Tignes to close out her exceptional season. Topping it off, her stellar results earned her a spot on the U.S. Snowboarding pro team. This rising star has quickly become a part of the next wave of female snowboarders set to take the top.
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