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Olympic Champ Joss Christensen Injured

Olympic Champ Joss Christensen Injured

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2017-06-01 16:36
 

Olympic gold medalist Joss Christensen injured himself three weeks ago while training at Mammoth Mountain--tearing his ACL and meniscus and spraining his MCL--and assumed his fight to defend his Olympic title was over. But after a successful knee surgery, he has the 2018 Olympic Games firmly in his sight.

Read about Christensen's injury and his plan for coming back before PyeongChang in NBC Olympic's article: Joss Christensen Must Battle Back From Major Injury to Defend Olympic Title.

 


 

Joss Throws Down in Mammoth

Joss Throws Down in Mammoth

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2017-05-31 11:01
 

Earlier this season, gold medalist Joss Christensen put it down in Snowboarder Magazine's Superpark event at Mammoth Mountain’s park.

 


 

Christensen and Bowman Live on the Today Show

Christensen and Bowman Live on the Today Show

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2017-02-08 09:57
 

We are officially ONE YEAR away from the start of the PyeongChang Olympics. Watch Joss Christensen and Maddie Bowman interviewed live on the Today Show in honor of the 365 days until they get to defend their gold medals from Sochi.

 

Also featured were Christensen and Bowman's teammates Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT), Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), Chloe Kim (Torrance, CA) and Shaun White (Mammoth Mountain, CA). #OneTeam

 


 

Christensen and Wise Talk Defending Titles at PyeongChang

Christensen and Wise Talk Defending Titles at PyeongChang

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2016-11-17 12:00
 

With the PyeongChang Olympics just 15 months out, Joss Christensen (Park City, UT), David Wise (Reno, NV) and snowboarder Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, CA) sat down with Team USA to talk about what life has been like since winning gold medals at Sochi and their goals for the upcoming Games.

READ: How Jamie Anderson, Joss Christensen, David Wise are Preparing to Defend Their Olympic Titles

 


 

Kenworthy and Christensen Pull From Fenway

Kenworthy and Christensen Pull From Fenway

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2016-02-12 10:37
 

Two U.S. Freeskiing athletes have pulled out of today’s Polartec Big Air at Fenway to rest pre-existing minor injuries. According to U.S. Freeskiing Medical Director Kyle Wilkens, Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) is recovering from a heel bruise while Joss Christensen (Park City, UT) is nursing a sore knee. Their spots cannot be replaced with another athlete at this time.

 


 

Christensen and Williams Go 1-2 at Grand Prix

Christensen and Williams Go 1-2 at Grand Prix

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2016-01-24 19:20
 

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Jan. 24, 2016) – Olympic champion Joss Christensen (Park City, UT) topped the competitive slopestyle field at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain on Sunday with teammate McRae Williams (Park City, UT) taking second. Caroline Claire (Wilmington, VT) was the top finisher for the women in 10th.

Norway’s Oystein Braaten was third in the men’s slopestyle. In the women’s event, Canada’s Yuki Tsubota took the victory, Giulia Tanno of Switzerland was second, and Sweden’s Emma Dahlstrom was third.

Despite qualifying 11th, Christensen was able to pull off the win for the U.S. team.

“I qualified pretty low so I watched 12 people after me take runs,” he said. “Everyone put down such amazing runs. Sometimes you don’t know where the judges are going judge you, so I’m excited where I ended up. Everyone else killed it today.”

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Drew Leads U.S. In Dew Tour Superpipe Qualifying

Drew Leads U.S. In Dew Tour Superpipe Qualifying

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2015-12-11 05:34
 

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 10, 2015) – The first major freeskiing competition of the 2015-16 season is kicking off in Colorado this week with the Dew Tour Breckenridge. U.S. athletes are competing against an international field in superpipe and slopestyle competitions.

Preliminary competition got underway on Wednesday with women’s semifinals in both superpipe and slopestyle. U.S. Freeskiing member Annalisa Drew (Andover, MA) led the field in superpipe, qualifying first with a score of 88.00, while her teammate Brita Sigourney (Carmel, CA) qualified third with an 84.60. Swedish skier Emma Dahlstrom topped the women’s slopestyle field with a score of 90.40. The two women scheduled to compete in slopestyle, Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) and Keri Herman (Bloomington, MN) did not start after taking hard crashes in training. The women’s superpipe final is Friday, while the slopestyle finals take place Saturday.

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2016 U.S. Freeskiing Team Named

2016 U.S. Freeskiing Team Named

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2015-12-09 19:02
 

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 7) - The 2016 U.S. Freeskiing halfpipe, slopestyle and big air teams, led by Olympic champions David Wise (Reno, NV), Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) and Joss Christensen (Park City, UT), were officially announced today. This year’s team features a hard-hitting roster of decorated Olympians like Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN), Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) and Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO), along with rookie skiers ready to make their mark on the international freeskiing scene. The halfpipe and slopestyle riders begin their competition season this week at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, CO Dec. 10-13.

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Christensen Grabs 3rd at Winter Games NZ

Christensen Grabs 3rd at Winter Games NZ

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2015-08-27 21:47
 

WANAKA, New Zealand (Aug. 27, 2015)—During a windy Audi quattro Winter Games NZ at Cardrona Alpine Resort, Joss Christensen (Park City, UT) grabbed a podium at the slopestyle, nailing a bronze.

This was the first FIS World Cup slopestyle of the season, and a AFP Platinum-level event. James ‘Woodsy’ Woods of Great Britain was unstoppable, taking first with a smooth second run scoring him a 93.40. Oystein Braaten of Norway grabbed second place. Bobby Brown (Breckenridge, CO) was fifth and Noah Wallace (Spokane, WA) was seventh.


Joss Christensen (right) stands on the podium next to Woods and Braaten. (Getty Images - Hannah Peters)

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Olympians Battle for Slopestyle Supremacy in NZ

Olympians Battle for Slopestyle Supremacy in NZ

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2015-08-27 10:01
 

The world’s top slopestyle skiers treated Cardrona Alpine Resort to a master class on Thursday, as they battled to qualify for the FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup at Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2015. Five Americans made the cut—Devin Logan (West Dover, VT), Keri Herman (Breckenridge, CO), Noah Wallace (Spokane, WA), Joss Christensen (Park City, UT) and Bobby Brown (Breckenridge, CO).

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