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.
Kelly Clark was leading after the first round of a FIS Snowboard World Cup in Sochi.
Arielle Gold led a USA sweep at the Burton European Open ahead of Kelly Clark and Ellery Hollingsworth.
Day one of the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix snowboard qualifiers went off without a hitch at Park City Mountain Resort today and included an appearance by two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White.
Under clear skies and chilly temperatures, Luke Mitrani and Olympic champion Kelly Clark led the USA finishing second at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain.
Under a starry French sky, team USA swept the snowboard halfpipe podium at European X Games.
Louie Vito soared to a U.S. Grand Prix snowboard halfpipe title Saturday at Mammoth Mountain.
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Lover of bonfires, Ellery Hollingsworth is a fire all her own, being the first woman to land a 1080, and whose eyes are set on the 2014 Olympic team. (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Snowboarding)
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Ellery Hollingsworth has quickly established herself as a leader of snowboarding's next wave. The Stratton Mountain School graduate was the first woman to land a 1080. Then, in 2010, Hollingsworth charged with the best in the sport and narrowly missed a spot on the Olympic team. Still, she followed that up with a solid 2011 season, notching top 10 finishes on both the Grand Prix and Dew Tour circuits.
The 2012 season saw Hollingsworth on podiums at the Burton U.S. Open, Burton Canadian Open and an impressive third at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix.
Hollingsworth continued to progress in 2013, taking fourth at the FIS World Cup event staged at the new Olympic venue in Sochi, Russia. She also beat tough weather and competitors at the Burton European Open to take third.
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