The 2014 season proved to be Jordie Karlinski’s best yet, as the Snowmass local earned her first Sprint U.S. Grand Prix podium with a second-place finish at the Mammoth. (Getty Images/Doug Pensinger)
Olympic halfpipe champion Shaun White mathematically clinched a spot on the first-ever U.S. Olympic team for slopestyle snowboarding on Thursday at the Paul Mitchell Slopestyle at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain.
Olympians Seth Wescott, Nate Holland, Nick Baumgartner, and Faye Gulini lead a team of 29 top ranked athletes named to the 2013 FIS World Snowboarding Championships Team.
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Snowmass local Jordie Karlinski has been on snow since she was two, and she landed on her first professional podium at the 2011 Burton Euro Open. From there, her consistent backside and cab spins earned her a third-place finish overall at the Dew Tour, third at the New Zealand Open and an invite to X Games Tignes. Not bad for this 5’4” firecracker.
In 2013 Karlinski took sixth at the U.S. Revolution Tour, which qualified her for the Burton U.S. Open, where she took 10th. She then finished her season strong with a second at the NesCafe Champs in Leysin, Switzerland. =
The 2014 season proved to be Karlinski’s best yet. She earned her first Grand Prix podium after walking away with a second-place finish at the Mammoth Grand Prix. She finished just shy of the podium at three of the five Olympic qualifiers.
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