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Kelly Clark passes the torch to a new generation

It's been 16 years since Kelly Clark made her Olympic debut, and though she admits that her journey may be coming to an end, she hopes she's set a good example for the new generation that will take her place.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
7 days ago

Snowboarder Yuto Totsuka stretchered away after crashing in halfpipe

Japanese snowboarder Yuto Totsuka was taken away on a stretcher after brutally crashing during the finals of the men’s halfpipe event at the Olympics on Wednesday.Totsuka, who at 16 is the youngest competitor to reach the finals, landed on the top of the halfpipe after catching air on his first maneuver. Totsuka was attempting a double corkscrew and hit the top of the halfpipe on...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelly Clark 'I started snowboarding before it was cool'

Take a look back on Kelly Clark's snowboarding career. Clark who is the most decorated female in snowboarding has paved the way for younger females to make their mark on the sport.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
7 days ago

Shaun White explains why he had so much speed in qualifying

Shaun White had a fantastic showing in qualifying for the men’s halfpipe at the Olympics on Tuesday, and a slight tweak helps to explain part of the reason for his success.White had a score of 98.50, which placed him first in qualifying. Though he is known for achieving crazy heights of around 18 feet above the half pipe, he seemed to be catching some crazy air during qualifying...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

USA's Kelly Clark happy with runs despite 4th-place finish

Kelly Clark says she came in too deep to land the run she wanted, but the Team USA mainstay is still happy with her halfpipe effort.
Via CSN Chicago
8 days ago

USA's Kelly Clark settles for fourth in women's halfpipe

Team USA's Kelly Clark had to settle for fourth place in the women's halfpipe after scoring a 83.50 in her third run.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
8 days ago

USA's Kelly Clark scores 76.25 on second run

Team USA's Kelly Clark put down a solid second run in the women's halfpipe, earning a score of 76.25 from the judges.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
8 days ago

Kelly Clark scores an 76.25 on first run of halfpipe final

Kelly Clark came out strong on her first run of the women's snowboard halfpipe final.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
8 days ago

Kelly Clark backs into Winter Olympics snowboard halfpipe finals, among those she inspires

BONGPYEONG, South Korea — Kelly Clark, the greatest female snowboarder in history and the single figure most responsible for the incandescence on display at the Phoenix Park halfpipe, could see the end of her Olympic career. She had come here for her fifth Olympics, a podium threat at age 34, still a luminary in a sport overrun with teenagers. Monday afternoon, Clark had to wonder...
Via The Denver Post
8 days ago

The hardest lesson of Kelly Clark's career came with injury

The snowboarding career of Kelly Clark is long and decorated. But she finally suffered her first major injury in 2016.
Via CSN Chicago
9 days ago

Kim makes halfpipe final with top mark, Clark just advances

American snowboarder Chloe Kim advanced to the halfpipe final with the top score in qualifying while teammate Kelly Clark just barely earned a spot
Via USA Today
9 days ago

Kelly Clark advances to snowboard halfpipe final

After falling on her first run, five-time Olympian Kelly Clark came through with a full pull on her second and final attempt. She ended up 11th in qualifying.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
9 days ago

Snowboarder Mark McMorris sends perfect tweet about bronze medal

Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris underwent quite the journey over the last eleven months, and now he can finally take some time to reflect on just how far he has come.McMorris, who had a near-death incident in March 2017 when he crashed into a tree while backcountry snowboarding in his native country, claimed the bronze medal on Sunday in the men’s slopestyle event at the PyeongChang...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Snowboarders complain about unsafe ‘s—show’ conditions

Weather conditions in the opening days of competition at the PyeongChang Games are quickly becoming a point of contention for many snowboarders.Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan revealed Sunday that many female snowboarders are “livid” that the slopestyle contest was run that day despite intense winds. Dutch rider Cheryl Maas was even quoted as calling it a “s—show.”Passan also adds that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rivals believe Shaun White is shown favoritism by judges

Shaun White is arguably Team USA’s most famous athlete competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, and one of the biggest names in any sport attending the games.At least one of his halfpipe rivals is worried that all of that unduly influences the judges.White received a perfect 100 — an exceptionally rare feat — for his final run at last month’s U.S. Grand Prix of Snowmass...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kim makes halfpipe final with top mark, Clark just advances

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Snowboarder Chloe Kim was close to her best in leading the qualifying round of the women’s halfpipe at the Olympics on Monday. For that, she was off to get some ice cream . American teammate Kelly Clark was nowhere near her best over her qualifying runs. Because of that, she had a long, drawn-out wait. Clark advanced — barely. It was too close for...
Via MyNorthwest.com
9 days ago

Lindsey Jacobellis on developing her legacy event

US Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis has developed her legacy event which will be held in March. It will be the first all female Snowboard cross event where amateurs can learn and interact with the professionals.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
9 days ago

Lindsey Jacobellis: 'Every experience is a learning experience'

American snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis discusses her experience dealing with injuries.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
9 days ago

Red Gerard had awesome reaction to his gold medal score

17-year-old Red Gerard brought home the United States’ first medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics with a gold medal run in the men’s slopestyle snowboarding event. And the teenager reacted to his final score just like you would.After he completed his third run — the one that would win him his gold medal — Gerard waited in suspense for his score.“Oh, god. This is scary,” NBC cameras...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Remember when? Lindsey Jacobellis' late fall a heartbreaking way to miss out on gold

Despite 10 X Games gold medals and five world championships in snowboard cross, Jacobellis has only earned one medal at the Olympics.
Via USA Today
21 days ago

Clark wins on halfpipe, seals trip to Olympics

Kelly Clark, who has won a gold and two bronze medals in her storied career, qualified for her fifth Olympics with a victory in the season's final halfpipe qualifier.
Via ESPN
January 21, 2018

Kelly Clark wins on halfpipe to seal trip to 5th Olympics

Kelly Clark qualified for her fifth Olympics with a victory in the season's final halfpipe qualifier
Via USA Today
January 20, 2018

Kelly Clark wins at Mammoth, makes fifth U.S. Olympic team

Kelly Clark sealed her ticket to PyeongChang by winning the final U.S. selection event for women's snowboard halfpipe.
Via CSN Chicago
January 20, 2018

Kelly Clark qualifies for fifth Olympics; Maddie Mastro makes first halfpipe team

On the night Kelly Clark qualified for a fifth Olympics, a woman half her age made her first team. Clark, the most decorated female halfpipe rider with three Olympic medals and more than 70 career wins, notched another victory in the fourth and final qualifier Saturday night. Maddie Mastro, who was born after Clark made her X Games debut in 2000, finished third in Mammoth Mountain...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
January 20, 2018

Clark, Kim and changing of guard in Olympic halfpipe

Double her age, Kelly Clark tries to give 17-year-old Chloe Kim a run for the gold in Olympic snowboarding
Via USA Today
January 20, 2018
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