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Kelly Clark wins snowboard halfpipe in US Grand Prix

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) Kelly Clark won the snowboard halfpipe in the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday for her second FIS World Cup victory of the season, easily beating 18-year-old American teammate Arielle Gold.
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Winter X Games to use drones to capture action on snow

If Lindsey Jacobellis, Nate Holland or those other snowboarders feel like something's following them at the Winter X Games, they'll be right. ESPN is adding camera-carrying drones to its coverage of the Winter X Games, using the cutting-edge technology to cover snowboardcross and snowmobiling events this week in Aspen, Colorado. ''It's always been an event that has, in many aspects...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Kelly Clark: Strong Enough to Fly

When she was just 18 years old, Kelly Clark captured Half-Pipe Gold at the 2002 Olympics. Twelve years, four Olympiads, and countless contests later, Clark’s trophy case holds three Olympic medals, six
Via Stack
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Shaun White goes to prom, finally gets his dance

Shaun White finally got his moment to shine on Friday night when he attended his first ever prom.
Via Gamedayr
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Shaun White, his band played on 'The Tonight Show'

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
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

USA’s Alex Deibold wins bronze in men’s snowboard cross

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...
Via Sports-Glory
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

SOCHI SCENE: Torah and the trifecta

Good on ya, Torah Bright. Australia's most famous snowboarder completed her history-making Winter Olympics trifecta - the first rider to compete in three disciplines. Slopestyle. Halfpipe. And on Sunday, she finished 18th in snowboardcross. Every bit as importantly, she walked off the course unscathed. ''So scary,'' she said. ''Snowboardcross is my toughest one. It's absolutely...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

American Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis Falls Again, Finishes Seventh In Snowboardcross

Falls have haunted snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis’ Olympic snowboarding career, and Sunday in Sochi was no different. The Danbury, Conn., native failed to progress to the medal round of the women’s snowboardcross competition after falling as she lead the semifinal race. Jacobellis finished in seventh place in the overall standings. “If anything, it’s just a race,” Jacobellis...
Via NESN.com
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Lindsey Jacobellis falls for third consecutive Olympics, misses medal

Despite being one of the world’s best snowboard cross racers, American Lindsey Jacobellis has had high-profile failures in the Olympics. That trend continued on Sunday, as Jacobellis missed out on a medal thanks to a late fall in the semifinal race. Jacobellis caused a huge firestorm at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, when she fell during the final of the snowboard cross event...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacobellis falters again in women's snowboardcross

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...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Lindsey Jacobellis fails to medal in Women’s Snowboard Cross, Full Olympic Results

Lindsey Jacobellis of the United States entered as the favorite for gold in Women’s Snowboard Cross a the 2014 Winter Olympics but in the end the 28-year-old was left off the podium. Jacobellis fell by herself during her semi-finale race and was left to finish sixth overall after finishing first in the small final. The gold medal went to Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic who took...
Via Tireball.com
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Samkova, Jacobellis lead women's snowboardcross

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, including...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

SOCHI SCENE: Seeing 2 sweeps

Flash back for a moment to 2002, to this: --- ''PARK CITY, Utah (AP) - Gold, silver, bronze. Red, white and blue. Snowboarders Ross Powers, Danny Kass and J.J. Thomas rendered those colors interchangeable and indivisible Monday, giving the United States its first medals sweep in the Winter Olympics in 46 years. With chants of ''USA, USA, USA'' coming from the crowd of 30,000...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaun White donates Olympic boards to Make-A-Wish Foundation

Shaun White donated his Olympic snowboards from Sochi to kids from the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Via Gamedayr
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Winter Olympics: American Women Take Gold, Bronze In Snowboard Halfpipe

The United States dominated the women’s snowboard halfpipe competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi on Wednesday with Kaitlyn Farrington winning gold and Kelly Clark taking bronze. After a solid first run, Farrington put on a show for the fans in attendance with an impressive score of 91.75 on her final run to climb into first place.  Clark, the 2002 gold medal winner...
Via NESN.com
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Farrington edges Bright for women's halfpipe gold

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...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

US wins gold, bronze in women’s snowboard halfpipe

Team USA’s medal count is on the rise once again thanks to two women’s incredible snowboarding halfpipe performances. Kaitlyn Farrington won gold with a score of 91.75 on her second run, while Kelly Clark claimed the bronze with a 90.75 score, which put teammate Hannah Teter in fourth. Torah Bright of Australia grabbed the silver with a 91.50. The post US wins gold, bronze...
Via Sports-Glory
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

USA’s Kaitlyn Farrington wins gold medal in Women’s halfpipe, full Olympic Results

When the ladies hit the halfpipe it was Kaitlyn Farrington who was left winning the gold medal. Farrington, 24, of the United States took home the gold medal in the Women’s Halfpipe beating out 2010 gold medalist Torah Bright and Kelly Clark of the United States.. Know your boarders: Hannah Teter, Kaitlyn Farrington, Torah Bright, Queralt Castellet Full Snowboard Results for Women’s...
Via Tireball.com
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet USA Snowboarder Hannah Teter (Photos)

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...
Via Tireball.com
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The 35 Hottest Pics Of Sexy Olympic Snowboarder Hannah Teter

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,...
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jamie Anderson wins gold in slopestyle at Sochi Games

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...
Via Sports-Glory
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet the Women’s Snowboard competitors Torah Bright, Silje Norendal and Isabel Derungs

Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle is enjoying it’s first year of Olympic activity but looking at the contestants we wish this event had been around longer. USA hopeful Jamie Anderson is one of many women hoping for a Gold Medal in Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle but there are others that will surely have interest from the viewers at home. Below we take a look at a few of the favorites...
Via Tireball.com
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet Torah Bright: Hottest photos of Australia’s Olympic snowboarder

Photos of Torah Bright, Australia's Olympic snowboarder and Winter X Games gold medalist.
Via Gamedayr
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Norwegian snowboarder takes brutal spill on Sochi slopestyle course

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...
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Wescott has no regrets after backcountry injury

Snowboarder Seth Wescott didn't see trouble ahead while zooming down a steep slope with a spectacular blue glacier serving as a backdrop for a movie scene he was filming. Nobody had warned him of a wide crevasse. The 37-year-old snowboarder caught a glimpse of it before crashing into a wall of ice, a violent accident that broke his tibial plateau and tore the ACL in his left knee...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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