Alaska native Ryan Stassel has enjoyed snowboarding since he was young, and with multiple World Cup appearances and competitions under his belt, it appears it’s going to stay that way. (Oliver Kraus/FIS)
The inaugural slopestyle snowboarding qualification kicked off the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi Thursday. Jamie Anderson (pictured) and Karly Shorr advanced straight to the finals after finishing second and fourth in their heat.
Additional snowboarding athletes, including Ryan Stassel, have been nominated to the 2014 Olympic team.
Sage Kotsenburg took the victory in slopestyle at the final stop of the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Tour at Mammoth Mountain.
Jamie Anderson mathematically clinched the first spot on the U.S. Olympic slopestyle snowboarding team with her victory Thursday at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain.
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Alaska native Ryan Stassel has had a board on his feet since he was in kindergarten. It has worked out well, too. He’s had multiple World Cup starts, a spot at FIS World Championships and is a regular at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix. He’s also very well known on the U.S. Revolution Tour, with his name typically in the top three.
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