Karly Shorr has let her solid riding steer her from Boyne Mountain, Michigan all the way to Sochi, Russia, where she competed as part of the first-ever U.S. Olympic slopestyle snowboarding team. (Getty Images/Cameron Spencer)
The men threw down an unbelievable podium sweep at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix in Park City, UT. Eric Willett was first, Chas Guldemond took second and Eric Beauchemin was third. On the women’s side, Karly Shorr was second.
Snowboarding Sprint U.S. Grand Prix finale action kicked off Wednesday in the King’s Crown terrain park at Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) with the Paul Mitchell slopestyle snowboarding qualifications.
Jamie Anderson cleaned up her second run to earn the first-ever women’s slopestyle snowboarding gold medal Sunday at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
The inaugural slopestyle snowboarding qualification kicked off the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi Thursday. Jamie Anderson (pictured) and Karly Shorr advanced straight to the finals after finishing second and fourth in their heat.
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Jamie Anderson took the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix overall slopestyle title and a $10,000 cash prize with her win Saturday at Mammoth Mountain.
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Karly Shorr came from humble beginnings at Northern Michigan’s Boyne Mountain, but she made a name for herself with a win at the 2010 Mount Snow U.S. Revolution Tour stop. She won another Rev. Tour stop in 2011 and then a took couple more Rev. Tour victories the next year to seal the 2012 Rev. Tour title.
Solid results and a slew of top-ten finishes proved that Shorr was ready for the big leagues in 2013, and then a pair of second-place finishes at the Mammoth Sprint U.S. Grand Prix clinched her a spot on the team headed to Sochi. At the Rosa Khutor Olympic venue, Shorr soared into sixth at the historic slopestyle snowboarding debut.
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