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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After years of contest success mixed with sidelining injuries, Matt Ladley had a stellar 2015-2016 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 US Snowboarding at just 15 years of age and has had much success with the team in the years since.
Ladley first learned to snowboard thanks to Chris Saponaro, a ski instructor in Telluride, CO. He spent the next few years riding near Chicago at Raging Buffalo before moving to Steamboat when he was 11. He then started training with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club before jumping up to U.S. Snowboarding.
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