SNOWBOARDING RUMORS & GOSSIP
Shaun White mentioned after his disappointing winter Olympic performance that he wanted to take some time off snowboarding and work on his music career. In a great start to that focus, Shaun White and his band, Bad Things, performed on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. You can see the entire performance below. [FTW] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
France’s Pierre Vaultier won the gold in men’s snowboard cross, Nikolay Qlyunin took the silver, and USA’s Alex Deibold won the bronze Tuesday at the Winter Olympics. Sochi 2013 Men’s Snowboard Cross Final Results Rank Final Rider Nationality 1 Big Final Pierre Vaultier (Gold) FRA 2 Big Final Nikolay Olyunin (Silver) RUS 3 Big Final Alex Deibold (Bronze) USA 4...
Lindsey Jacobellis' tough luck in the Olympics continues.
The American snowboarder crashed while leading a semifinal race on Sunday, dashing her chances for gold once again.
The 28-year-old Jacobellis was in the lead and well on her way to reaching the finals when she lost her balance coming off a jump at the end of the course at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. She flailed into a...
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26 days ago
Eva Samkova of Russia and Lindsey Jacobellis of the United States led the way during the first qualifying heat in women's Olympic snowboardcross on Sunday.
Samkova posted a time of 1:20.61 down the 1,200-meter course at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, easily the fastest of the 24 riders. Jacobellis was next in 1:21.40.
The top 12 riders advanced automatically to the quarterfinals...
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26 days ago
Kaitlyn Farrington restored a little bit of luster to Team USA's Winter Olympics on Wednesday, taking back U.S. supremacy on the halfpipe that Shaun White and friends lost the night before.
Farrington edged defending champion Torah Bright of Australia and American teammate Kelly Clark to win gold in the final at an almost tropical Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Farrington posted...
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29 days ago
Hannah Teter of Belmont, Vermont will be one of numerous women competing in the Women’s Halfpipe event on Wednesday.
Teter, 27, claimed the gold medal in the 2006 Olympics from Turin and finished second to Torah Bright in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.
Below we take a look at some of our favorite photos from Teter’s social media accounts.
Teter has had a Ben & Jerry’s...
American snowboarder Hannah Teter is a long way from her home state of Vermont while she competes for gold at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Teter will be competing in the Snowboard Ladies’ Halfpipe and hopes to bring home a gold like she did at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy. She has also won the silver medal in women’s halfpipe at the Vancouver Winter Olympics,...
American Jamie Anderson won gold in the inaugural women’s slopestyle event at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Sunday afternoon with a score of 95.25 to give the U.S. its third medal of the games. Anderson, the 23-year-old from California, was in fifth place before delivering a spectacular final run that included a backside 720 with a mute grab. “Last night, I was so nervous...
New Zealand Olympic snowboarder Rebecca Torr reportedly has her eyes on more than a gold medal in Sochi. The Daily Mail and Business Insider report that she’s apparently trying to score an Olympian lover using the flirting-dating-hookup app Tinder.
News broke yesterday that snowboarder Shaun White had pulled out of the Slopestyle competition in Sochi, fearing it was too dangerous and not wanting to jeopardize his status for other competitions. And while that may seem a little “soft” to some, we’re starting to see why the course is making some riders nervous. The GIF you see above (via r/Olympics) shows Norwegian snowboarder...
Shaun White has pulled out of the newest Winter Olympic event, slopestyle. White, 27, will focus on the half-pipe event after citing concerns with the slopestyle course. “After much deliberation with my team, I have made the decision to focus solely on trying to bring home the third straight gold medal in halfpipe for Team USA,” White said in a statement. “The difficult decision...
Kelly Clark began her quest for a third Olympic snowboarding medal in strong fashion Wednesday, finishing first on the halfpipe in preliminaries of the season's opening Olympic qualifier.
Clark, who won gold in 2002 and bronze in 2010, scored 94.8 on her second run and will get to go last in Saturday's finals of the Dew Tour iOn Mountain Championships, the first of five...
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December 12, 2013
Australian Jackson Strong had spent only four hours on his snowmobile before tonight’s X Games appearance where he crashed his sled, according to ESPN’s Jamie Little. The throttle stuck on the snowmobile, sending the machine into a crowd of spectators. Little later reported that a male was injured when the sled slammed into the crowd. Strong was competing in the Winter X Games...
RED ALL OVER
We’ve always been huge fans of Shaun White. Great guy on and off camera, we know he’s had a few run in’s recently, but he’s a pro snowboarder not the Governor of New York. He’s always been more of a rockstar then role model, but this just about makes up for it all. White has cut his signature red hair for a great cause, Locks of Love. The Olympic gold medal winner and...
Shaun White was arrested after allegedly causing a stir at a hotel in Nashville on Sunday morning and then trying to leave the scene.
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22 year-old British snowboarder, Billy Morgan pulled off the impossible at Keystone, Colorado Park last Friday, becoming the first person to ever be recorded landing a triple backside rodeo. Morgan rides for the UK Skullcandy team, but has only competed once this year, so he's relatively an unknown.