Steamboat-grown Matt Ladley consistently lands at the top of the most renowned contests, stomping double corks and podiums at World Snowboard Champs and Grand Prix stops. (Getty Images/Doug Pensinger)
This weekend the world’s best snowboarders and freeskiers will descend upon the site of the 1952 Winter Olympic Games for X Games Oslo.
American Matt Ladley (Steamboat Springs, CO) earned his first X Games medal on Saturday night and it was golden. Teammate Ben Ferguson (Bend, OR) snagged silver, also his first X Games medal.
Thursday marked the end of successful qualifiers for the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, with eight Americans grabbing spots for the Sprint snowboard halfpipe finals on Sunday.
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.
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.
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.
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Kelly Clark earned her 15th straight win.
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After years of contest success mixed with sidelining injuries, Matt Ladley had a stellar 2015-16 season, winning an X Games gold medal at Aspen in January and the U.S. Grand Prix in Park City shortly after. With huge amplitude, style and an effortless frontside 1260, Ladley is sure to be a threat at every contest he enters in years to come.
A product of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, Ladley is now Denver-based, where he owns a house near downtown. He joined U.S. Snowboarding at just 15 years of age and has had much success with the team in the years since.
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