After nearly two years off snow, Lindsey Jacobellis came back strong in 2014, winning her eighth X Games gold medal, making her third Olympic team and soaring to the top 10 in Sochi. (Getty Images/AFP/Franck Fife)
ESPN's X Games named 20 women to their list of Unstoppable Women of Action Sports, including four competing snowboarders.
Alex Deibold (Manchester Center, VT) and Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) claimed podium spots at the third and final FIS World Cup snowboardcross in La Molina, Spain.
A flat and fast course caused trouble for a lot of competitors, resulting in pileups and dramatic crashes, including one that took down top-qualifier Lindsey Jacobellis.
Lindsey Jacobellis added a fourth World Championship title to her long list of snowboarding accolades and Nick Baumgartner collected his second World Championships bronze medal in Kreischberg, Austria.
A team of 23 riders will represent the U.S. at the 2015 FIS World Snowboarding Championships in Kreischberg, Austria Jan.15-25.
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Lindsey Jacobellis sped into second and led the USA in the season finale snowboardcross event in La Molina on Saturday.
Lindsey Jacobellis was sixth to lead U.S. Snowboarding in a FIS World Cup snowboardcross event in Veysonnaz.
Faye Gulini (right) rode to fourth after a heartbreaking crash forced Lindsey Jacobellis out of the big final and into seventh on Sunday at the snowboardcross event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
Seven snowboardcross athletes, including Olympic silver medalist Lindsey Jacobellis, have been nominated to the 2014 Olympic team. (Photo: Sarah Brunson/U.S. Snowboarding)
Olympians Nate Holland (in green) and Lindsey Jacobellis both took snowboardcross gold at X Games Aspen Friday, less than two weeks before heading to Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
Lindsey Jacobellis (blue bib) closed out the Olympic selection period for snowboardcross with a third-place finish in the FIS Snowboard World Cup Sunday in Vallnord.
Trevor Jacob rode to his career first snowboardcross victory Saturday in the FIS Snowboard World Cup in Vallnord, putting him in prime position to make the Olympic team with just a month to go before Sochi.
Olympic silver medalist Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) made her over-due return to the podium Saturday with her first snowboardcross World Cup victory in nearly two years in Lake Louise.
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Arguably the most dominant snowboardcross rider in the business, Lindsey Jacobellis started racing when she was 11 at a local event held on her home turf at Stratton Mountain. Just four years later she was invited to compete in the X Games.
With a silver medal from the 2006 Torino Olympics, 26 World Cup wins, ten X Games medals (eight of which are gold) and numerous World Cup podiums, it is clear why Jacobellis has a strong hold on women’s snowboardcross. She has been dominating the circuit for almost eight straight seasons.
The 2012 season brought three consecutive World Cup wins to Jacobellis before a knee injury during X Games practice forced her to miss a chance at her fifth-straight gold.
Jacobellis took nearly two years off snow to recover from that knee injury, but she returned just in time to make the 2014 Olympic team. She came into the season strong, winning the Lake Louise World Cup and taking back-to-back third-place finishes in Vallnord, Andorra. In January, Lindsey claimed her eighth X Games gold medal before heading into her third Olympic games. Once in Sochi, Jacobellis won all her heats with authority until an unfortunate crash took her out of the medal round and she was forced to settle for seventh. Undeterred, Jacobellis finished the World Cup season strong with a second place at La Moline, Spain, putting her in second overall for the season.
I still love doing what I’m doing, and I can still contribute to the sport. I’m looking forward to competing next year and can hopefully get another Alaska trip in the mix.
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