Arguably the most influential female in the snowboarding world, Kelly Clark moves the sport where she wants it to go. Her amplitude and bag of tricks have earned her more wins than any other male or female snowboarder in history. (Oliver Kraus/FIS)
Kelly Clark, seen here at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games, earned her second consecutive World Snowboard Tour halfpipe title with her win at Saturday’s Burton U.S. Open halfpipe final.
Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson, seen here at the slopestyle snowboarding debut at Rosa Khutor, landed another major slopestyle victory Friday at the Burton U.S. Open.
A record-matching 17 Team USA skiers and snowboarders left the Sochi Olympic Winter Games with medals, including the first-ever slopestyle snowboarding gold going to Sage Kotsenburg after his opening day victory.
Team USA athlete Kaitlyn Farrington earned the halfpipe snowboarding gold medal while teammate Kelly Clark took bronze Wednesday night during a fierce firefight in the Rosa Khutor halfpipe.
Three-time Olympian Kelly Clark secured her fourth-straight X Games gold medal in the women’s halfpipe snowboarding final Saturday night, just two weeks ahead of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Olympic champions Shaun White, Kelly Clark and Hannah Teter led 13 halfpipe and slopestyle athletes nominated to the 2014 U.S. Olympic Snowboarding Team.
Kaitlyn Farrington clinched her spot on the Olympic halfpipe snowboarding team Sunday with her bold victory at the final event of the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix series, while Arielle Gold also secured her Sochi spot in sixth.
Scotty Lago, Shaun White and rookie Taylor Gold on the podium after the fourth halfpipe qualifier at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain, where Gold punched a ticket to Sochi with his third-place finish Friday.
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.
The nation’s top snowboarding athletes continue the fight for Olympic team spots Jan. 6-11 when the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix sets up shop at Breckenridge for halfpipe and slopestyle events.
Olympic gold medalist Kelly Clark mathematically clinched her spot on the 2014 Olympic halfpipe snowboarding team Saturday with her win at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper. Clark led a U.S. sweep with Arielle Gold and Gretchen Bleiler.
The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, America’s top tour for freeskiing and snowboarding, is coming to Breckenridge Ski Resort Jan. 8-12.
The race for spots on the 2014 Olympic snowboarding and freeskiing team will continue with broadcast coverage on NBC and NBCSN plus live streaming at each tour stop beginning with this weekend’s event at Copper Mountain.
Top snowboarding athletes from the USA continue their push for spots on the Olympic team at the second of five Olympic qualification events, the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Copper Mountain Dec. 21-22.
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A two-time Olympic medalist – gold in 2002 and bronze in 2010 – Kelly Clark is a trailblazer and dominant force in the sport. She continually pushes the innovation and amplitude of her riding to new heights, making history and setting new records in her wake.
In 2011 Clark continued to bridge the gap between men's and women's halfpipe, as she stomped the first 1080 in women's competition history. And what did that progression get her? Wins at the Burton New Zealand Open, the O'Neil Evolution, the Burton European Open, the Killington Dew Tour, X Games in Aspen, the Burton Canadian Open, the Snowbasin Dew Tour, the Mammoth Grand Prix, the Burton U.S. Open and the European X Games.
The following 2012 season was a sweet sixteen kind of year for Clark. She won 16 straight events in a row, including both Aspen and Euro X Games, the TTR World Snowboarding Championships title, the Dew Tour and Dew Cup. She also celebrated the 10-year anniversary of her gold medal at the 2002 Olympics.
Celebrating her 60th career win in the 2013 season (more than any male or female snowboarder), it was yet another banner season for the unstoppable Clark. With two X Games gold medals, a win at the Burton US Open and a victory at the Olympic venue in Sochi, Russia, Clark is clearly setting the stage for the 2014 Olympic Games in Russia.
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