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)
Matt Ladley followed up his X Games gold medal with another dominating victory at the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Park City Friday.
The U.S. qualified eight total snowboarders to the finals of the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Park City on Thursday, with Chloe Kim and Greg Bretz leading the way.
Kelly Clark continued her hot streak at Breckenridge on Saturday, taking the first Dew Tour stop just one point ahead of teammate Gretchen Bleiler.
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Matt Ladley, a product of the famed Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, has been a major player on U.S. Snowboarding. Ladley's smooth, clean style paired with double cork 1080s and a frontside 1260 put him in the top ten at nearly every contest he enters.
In his breakout season of 2012, Ladley had a killer run on lock all season, which earned him second at the TTR World Snowboarding Championships, top-five results at both X Games Aspen and Europe, and third at the Killington Dew Tour stop.
Unfortunately, Ladley’s 2013 season ended with a minor shoulder injury, but not before he earned an invite to X Games Aspen and placed a very competitive seventh at the Burton European Open. Back from injury, Matt stepped back onto the podium again in 2014, earning an impressive third at the first Mammoth Grand Prix before he suffered another season ending injury. Back with avengence in 2015, Ladley earned top ten finishes at the Dew Tour, Red Bull Double Pipe and just missed the podium nabbing 4th at the final Sprint U.S. Grand Prix in Park City, UT.
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