After nearly two years off snow, Lindsey Jacobellis came back strong in 2014, winning her eighth X Games gold medal, making her third Olympic team and soaring to the top 10 in Sochi. (Getty Images/AFP/Franck Fife)
Snowboardcross is one of the most nail-biting of all Olympic sports.
Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) earned her 10th X Games Snowboarder X medal on Sunday, while Trevor Jacob (Mammoth Lakes, CA) led the way for the men with his fifth-place finish.
Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) finished fourth, while Mick Dierdorff (Steamboat Spring, CO) was sixth at the FIS Snowboard World Cup Sunday in Germany.
Americans Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) and Nick Baumgartner (Iron River, MI) both finished a solid fifth place at the Feldberg stop of the FIS Snowboardcross World Cup on Saturday.
The strong athletes of Team USA dominated competition across the globe and on American soil.
Lindsey Jacobellis and teammate Faye Gulini battled to a silver medal at the FIS World Cup Snowboardcross team event at Montafon.
Lindsey Jacobellis started her season strong when she scored her first World Cup podium of the season in a nail-biter, photo finish.
The 2016 U.S. Snowboarding halfpipe, slopestyle, big air and snowboardcross teams, led by Olympians Lindsey Jacobellis, Kelly Clark, Taylor Gold and Chas Guldemond have been officially announced.
ESPN's X Games named 20 women to their list of Unstoppable Women of Action Sports, including four competing snowboarders.
Alex Deibold (Manchester Center, VT) and Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) claimed podium spots at the third and final FIS World Cup snowboardcross in La Molina, Spain.
A flat and fast course caused trouble for a lot of competitors, resulting in pileups and dramatic crashes, including one that took down top-qualifier Lindsey Jacobellis.
Lindsey Jacobellis added a fourth World Championship title to her long list of snowboarding accolades and Nick Baumgartner collected his second World Championships bronze medal in Kreischberg, Austria.
A team of 23 riders will represent the U.S. at the 2015 FIS World Snowboarding Championships in Kreischberg, Austria Jan.15-25.
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Arguably the most dominant snowboardcross rider in the business, Lindsey Jacobellis started racing when she was 11 at a local event held on her home turf at Stratton Mountain. Just four years later she was invited to compete in the X Games.
With a silver medal from the 2006 Torino Olympics, 27 World Cup wins, eleven X Games medals (nine of which are gold), 4 World Championship Titles and 41 World Cup podiums, it is clear why Jacobellis has a strong hold on women’s snowboardcross. She has been dominating the circuit for almost nine straight seasons.
The 2012 season brought three consecutive World Cup wins to Jacobellis before a knee injury during X Games practice forced her to miss a chance at her fifth-straight gold.
Jacobellis took nearly two years off snow to recover from that knee injury, but she returned just in time to make the 2014 Olympic team. She came into the season strong, winning the Lake Louise World Cup and taking back-to-back third-place finishes in Vallnord, Andorra. In January, Lindsey claimed her eighth X Games gold medal before heading into her third Olympic games. Once in Sochi, Jacobellis won all her heats with authority until an unfortunate crash took her out of the medal round and she was forced to settle for seventh. Undeterred, Jacobellis finished the World Cup season strong with a second place at La Moline, Spain, putting her in second overall for the season.
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