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Olympic Medalist Kenworthy Takes Dew Tour

Olympic Medalist Kenworthy Takes Dew Tour

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2014-12-14 15:35
 
BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 14, 2014) - Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) took home his first slopestyle Dew Tour title and fellow Olympic medalist, Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) finished third on the final day of the 10th annual Dew Tour in Breckenridge. Kenworthy posted the two highest scores of the day and landed two solid runs in a course challenged by weather with heavy snow falling and creating a soft, slow course and near whiteout conditions at times. 
 
Kenworthy seemed unphased by the fresh snow that accumulated during the event, landing an impressive winning run with a left double cork 1080 tailgrab and a standout switch left 270 to lipslide on the wallride, the only competitor to utilize that feature. 
 

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Olympic Champs Return to Sprint Grand Prix

Olympic Champs Return to Sprint Grand Prix

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2014-11-19 10:40
 

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 19) – The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix has a long legacy of creating Olympic champions. This year many of them will return to compete on the 2014-15 tour, including 2014 Olympic champions Maddie Bowman, Joss Christensen, Kaitlyn Farrington, David Wise and Sage Kotsenburg. Over $400,000 in prize money will be awarded at the three Grand Prix tour stops. The season opener will be held at Colorado’s Copper Mountain Resort. California’s Mammoth Mountain will host stop number two and Utah’s Park City Mountain Resort will host the tour finale. The Grand Prix will host FIS World Cup level and Platinum level AFP events at Copper and Park City and the Mammoth Mountain’s stop will be part of this year’s TTR World Snowboard Pro Tour.

 

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Olympic Medalists Headline Partner Summit

Olympic Medalists Headline Partner Summit

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2014-07-24 14:36
 

PARK CITY, UT (July 24) – The Sochi Olympic Winter Games produced 17 medals, including a record eight gold, for U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) athletes. It was also a record year for USSA partners who activated marketing campaigns around the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing. Over 200 partners gathered for USSA Partner Summit 2014 at the team’s Center of Excellence in Park City this week to celebrate Sochi and recap the partnership outreach that brought the Sochi story to millions of Americans.

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Nine U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Athletes Nominated for ESPY Awards

Nine U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Athletes Nominated for ESPY Awards

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2014-06-27 14:39
 

PARK CITY, UT (June 30) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association will be the most represented sports organization at the 2014 ESPY Awards with nine Olympic athletes nominated in five categories. Sochi gold medalists Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), David Wise (Reno, NV), Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) and Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) are each nominated for two awards with Shiffrin up for Best Female Athlete, the top women’s honor. Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT), Kaitlyn Farrington (Bellevue, ID), Joss Christensen (Park City, UT), Sage Kotsenburg (Park City, UT) and Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) also received nominations. Fans can submit their vote for the awards at http://espn.go.com/espys/2014/.

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Olympic Medalists Lead Park City Parade

Olympic Medalists Lead Park City Parade

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2014-04-08 11:48
 

PARK CITY, UT (April 8) – The future dreams of Park City youth shined brightly through a spring snowstorm as Olympic medalists led a homecoming parade down Park City’s historic Main Street Saturday. Organized by the community’s Youth Sports Alliance, kids were inspired by the site of the many gold medals as they walked hand-in-hand with Olympic champions down Main Street. The venerable Stein Eriksen, himself a 1952 Olympic champion and longtime iconic Park City resident, led the parade.

With many fresh back from visiting the White House, Park City’s homegrown medalists were the highlight of the parade including Joss Christensen (2014 slopestyle skiing gold medalist), Steve Holcomb (2014 bobsled 2x bronze medalist), Ted Ligety (2014 giant slalom gold medalist), and Sage Kotsenburg (2014 slopestyle snowboarding gold medalist). Kotsenburg was also honored during the White House visit as top male athlete in the Best of U.S. Awards, televised by NBCSN.

 


 

Olympic Medalists Lead Park City Parade

Olympic Medalists Lead Park City Parade

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2014-04-08 11:45
 

PARK CITY, UT (April 8) – The future dreams of Park City youth shined brightly through a spring snowstorm as Olympic medalists led a homecoming parade down Park City’s historic Main Street Saturday. Organized by the community’s Youth Sports Alliance, kids were inspired by the site of the many gold medals as they walked hand-in-hand with Olympic champions down Main Street. The venerable Stein Eriksen, himself a 1952 Olympic champion and longtime iconic Park City resident, led the parade.

With many fresh back from visiting the White House, Park City’s homegrown medalists were the highlight of the parade including Joss Christensen (2014 slopestyle skiing gold medalist), Steve Holcomb (2014 bobsled 2x bronze medalist), Ted Ligety (2014 giant slalom gold medalist), and Sage Kotsenburg (2014 slopestyle snowboarding gold medalist). Kotsenburg was also honored during the White House visit as top male athlete in the Best of U.S. Awards, televised by NBCSN.

 


 

Olympic Medalists Lead Park City Parade

Olympic Medalists Lead Park City Parade

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2014-04-08 11:41
 

PARK CITY, Utah (April 8) – The future dreams of Park City youth shined brightly through a spring snowstorm as Olympic medalists led a homecoming parade down Park City’s historic Main Street Saturday. Organized by the community’s Youth Sports Alliance, kids were inspired by the site of the many gold medals as they walked hand-in-hand with Olympic champions down Main Street. The venerable Stein Eriksen, himself a 1952 Olympic champion and longtime iconic Park City resident, led the parade.

With many fresh back from visiting the White House, Park City’s homegrown medalists were the highlight of the parade including Joss Christensen (2014 slopestyle skiing gold medalist), Steve Holcomb (2014 bobsled 2x bronze medalist), Ted Ligety (2014 giant slalom gold medalist), and Sage Kotsenburg (2014 slopestyle snowboarding gold medalist). Kotsenburg was also honored during the White House visit as top male athlete in the Best of U.S. Awards, televised by NBCSN.

 


 

U.S. Freeskiing First Tweets

U.S. Freeskiing First Tweets

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2014-03-20 15:12
 

Today, reading athlete tweets about their competitions and lives is a regular part of being a sports fan. But, it wasn’t always like that. Check out just how and when your favorite U.S. Freeskiing athletes made their Twitter debuts.

David Wise

Maddie Bowman

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Sochi Olympic Winter Games Recap

Sochi Olympic Winter Games Recap

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2014-02-23 09:03
 

SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 23) – A record-matching 17 Team USA skiers and snowboarders left the Sochi Olympic Winter Games with medals, including a record eight gold. From Sage Kotsenburg’s opening day slopestyle snowboarding gold to teen Mikaela Shiffrin’s brilliant slalom win under the lights Friday night, the American athletes electrified Sochi fans and NBC viewers coast-to-coast. The performances were punctuated with five athletes winning alpine medals along with eight of 18 medals in new freeskiing and snowboarding events. The new events were received well by the International Olympic Committee for bringing a relevant, youthful feel to the competition program.

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Vote for the 2014 Best of U.S. Olympic Awards


Vote for the 2014 Best of U.S. Olympic Awards


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2014-02-23 08:52
 

SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 23) – The United States Olympic Committee today announced the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games finalists for Best of U.S., a new awards program that recognizes outstanding performances from the Olympic and Paralympic Games, as determined by fan vote.

For the Sochi Games, winners will be selected in each of the following categories: Best Male/Female Olympian, Best Male/Female Paralympian, Team of the Olympic/Paralympic Games, Moment of the Olympic/Paralympic Games, Team Behind the Team Award and Fan of the Games Award.



Fan voting begins today (Feb. 23) at 7 p.m. EST and continues through March 21 on the Team USA Facebook page. The 10 awards will be announced during the Best of U.S. Awards Show, scheduled to air April 7 on NBCSN.



 


 

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