Gretchen Bleiler may be one of the most successful women snowboarders ever, but that doesn't stop her from pushing herself—and the sport—to new highs; in 2011, the Olympic silver medalist added a back 9 to her arsenal.
Three-time Olympian Kelly Clark secured her fourth-straight X Games gold medal in the women’s halfpipe snowboarding final Saturday night, just two weeks ahead of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
The nation’s top snowboarding athletes continue the fight for Olympic team spots Jan. 6-11 when the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix sets up shop at Breckenridge for halfpipe and slopestyle events.
Olympic gold medalist Kelly Clark mathematically clinched her spot on the 2014 Olympic halfpipe snowboarding team Saturday with her win at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper. Clark led a U.S. sweep with Arielle Gold and Gretchen Bleiler.
Olympic medalists Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT), Gretchen Bleiler, (Aspen, CO), and Scotty Lago (Seabrook, NH) headline the 2014 U.S. Snowboarding team.
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Kelly Clark scored a season opening win in the New Zealand Winter Games, the opening halfpipe of the FIS Snowboard World Cup season.
U.S. Snowboarding’s top riders will be preparing for the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in Sochi with a pair of on-snow training sessions at High Cascade Snowboard Camp in Mt. Hood.
Kelly Clark made it 16 sweet wins in a row, taking the the Burton European Open in Laax.
Kelly Clark earned her 15th straight win.
Kelly Clark claimed her 14th consecutive win, this time at the Dew Tour.
Kelly Clark continued her hot streak at Breckenridge on Saturday, taking the first Dew Tour stop just one point ahead of teammate Gretchen Bleiler.
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The international halfpipe snowboarding competition season opens this weekend at Copper Mountain with the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix.
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With four prominent podiums in 2012 - two on the Dew Tour, the Burton European Open, and the prestigious TTR World Snowboarding Championship - Bleiler continues to be one of the top women’s riders and it seems her momentum is only growing.
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