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Taylor Gold has posted a slew of impressive results over the last three years. Revolution Tour wins led to major league invites to marquee events like 2013 X Games Tignes and the Burton US Open.

In 2014 Gold went from rookie rider to big-time contender over night. Gold came into the season with an Olympic honed focus, kicking off the season with a third-place finish at the first Olympic qualifier, the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships in Breckenridge, and followed that up with his first major win at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain. A second and a third at the final few events of the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain sealed his Olympic spot. Not qualifying for the Olympic halfpipe finals was definitely a disappointment for Gold, who was a medal favorite leading up to the games, but a Burton US Open win in front of a local Colorado crowd was a perfect way to end a remarkable season.

I would say the US Open and the Copper Grand Prix were the major highlights of this season. It's funny looking back and seeing that the Olympics weren't a highlight for me, but they just weren't. Making the team was definitely a highlight and being an Olympian was amazing. I had a lot of fun this season and I’m looking forward to mixing up my runs next year and doing some new tricks. 

Steamboat Springs was reason enough for Gold to spend his time honing the techniques of riding, but it wasn't until seeing the sport during the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City that he decided he wanted to be a competitive snowboarder. He was seven.

When he's not on the snow, Gold loves to jump on the trampoline, skateboard and play guitar.



Teams: 2014
14th, HP, Sochi, RUS, 2014

World Snowboard Tour
4th, HP, 2014
11th, HP, 2013

14th, HP, Aspen, CO 2014
12th, HP, Tignes, FRA, 2013

Teams: 2011, 2013

Seven starts since his debut in 2011.
1st, HP, U.S. Sprint Grand Prix, Copper Mountain, CO, Dec. 2013 (first podium and win)

1st, HP, U.S. Sprint Grand Prix, Copper Mountain, CO, Dec. 2013
2nd, HP, U.S. Sprint Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2014
3rd, HP, U.S. Sprint Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2014

1st, HP, Burton US Open, Vail, CO, 2014
3rd, HP, Ion Dew Tour, Breckenridge, CO, 2013
Silver, HP, Junior World Championships, Valmalenco, ITA, 2011
1st, HP, U.S. Revolution Tour/US Open Qualifiers, Seven Springs, PA, 2013
1st, HP, U.S. Revolution Tour, Mt Hood, OR, 2011
2nd, HP, USASA Nationals, Copper Mountain, CO, 2013
6th, HP, Burton U.S. Open, Vail, CO, 2013
9th, HP, Burton European Open, Laax, SUI, 2013
11th, HP, Burton High Fives, Cardrona, NZL, 2013