Golden girl Hannah Teter can do it all, win an Olympic gold medal, own her own company and shred with the best snowboarders on the planet, not to mention consistently land on competition podiums. (Tom Zikas)
Team USA athlete Kaitlyn Farrington earned the halfpipe snowboarding gold medal while teammate Kelly Clark took bronze Wednesday night during a fierce firefight in the Rosa Khutor halfpipe.
Olympic champions Shaun White, Kelly Clark and Hannah Teter led 13 halfpipe and slopestyle athletes nominated to the 2014 U.S. Olympic Snowboarding Team.
Kaitlyn Farrington clinched her spot on the Olympic halfpipe snowboarding team Sunday with her bold victory at the final event of the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix series, while Arielle Gold also secured her Sochi spot in sixth.
Scotty Lago, Shaun White and rookie Taylor Gold on the podium after the fourth halfpipe qualifier at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain, where Gold punched a ticket to Sochi with his third-place finish Friday.
Veteran rider Danny Davis pulled out a clutch victory in the third halfpipe snowboarding Olympic qualifier Friday at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain.
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.
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.
Despite the falling snow, Kelly Clark took her 62nd victory and the gold medal at the X Games Tignes women’s halfpipe on Wednesday.
Kelly Clark and Shaun White took the halfpipe title at the Burton US Open Saturday.
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Preview of the 2013 Sprint Grand Prix at Park City.
Olympic gold medalist Kelly Clark opened the 2014 Olympic Winter Games qualifying period with victory at the FIS World Cup halfpipe Sunday in Cardrona, New Zealand.
Kelly Clark scored gold at the Winter X Games to win her 14th consecutive competition.
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Hannah Teter won gold in her 2006 Olympic halfpipe debut and immediately did something with it. She started Hannah's Gold maple syrup, which benefits an impoverished village in Kenya. Fast-forward four years and her follow-up Olympic performance added silver to her collection.
She took a step back from the competition scene in 2011, making only one appearance at the Burton U.S. Open, where she took second. She then rocketed back in 2012 with bronze at X Games in Aspen.
In 2013 Teter soared to second at the Burton U.S. Open, fourth and fifth at X Games Tignes and Aspen, and managed to take fourth in the World Snowboarding Tour’s halfpipe ranking, a four-spot improvement from last season. Fully immersed in the competition circuit, Teter has proven she is ready for Sochi.
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