The winter of 2012 turned out to be a breakout season for Jackie Hernandez, who won nearly all the Nor-Ams she entered—six out of eight to be exact. (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Snowboarding)
Faye Gulini (right) rode to fourth after a heartbreaking crash forced Lindsey Jacobellis out of the big final and into seventh on Sunday at the snowboardcross event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
Seven snowboardcross athletes, including Olympic silver medalist Lindsey Jacobellis, have been nominated to the 2014 Olympic team. (Photo: Sarah Brunson/U.S. Snowboarding)
Lindsey Jacobellis (blue bib) closed out the Olympic selection period for snowboardcross with a third-place finish in the FIS Snowboard World Cup Sunday in Vallnord.
U.S. Snowboarding athlete Jackie Hernandez finished sixth during the snowboardcross World Cup season opener on Saturday in Montafon, Austria, while Olympic medalist Lindsey Jacobellis (pictured) finished seventh in her first race in nearly two years.
This year, a group of athletes moved Thanksgiving up to celebrate with their friends before the competition season kicked off. (Photo: Noah Hoffman)
Nick Baumgartner rode to third in a FIS Snowboard World Cup SBX in Blue Mountain.
U.S. Snowboarding’s top snowboardcross athletes, including Seth Wescott, Nate Holland and Lindsey Jacobellis began on-snow preparation for the upcoming World Championship season.
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Winter 2012 was truly a breakout season for 20-year-old Jackie Hernandez, as she won nearly all the Nor-Ams she entered—six out of eight to be exact. She quickly climbed the ranks of the World Cup circuit, ending with an impressive win at the final World Cup of the season in Valmalenco, Italy.
For Hernandez’s first year on the team, she did very well, making nearly all the finals she entered and taking eighth at the Blue Mountain World Cup. Unfortunately, at the Canyons Grand Prix she took a spill and injured her arm. With her dedication to rehab, she will be back on snow and stronger than ever very soon.
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