Nick Baumgartner, seen here on his way to another World Cup podium at Lake Louise in Dec. 2013, produced a solid 2014 season that earned him a spot on his second Olympic snowboardcross team. (Getty Images/Todd Korol)
Alex Deibold and Nick Baumgartner teamed up to finish third at the first snowboardcross team World Cup race of the season on Sunday.
Nate Holland took the win at the official Olympic test event for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games.
Americans Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) and Nick Baumgartner (Iron River, MI) both finished a solid fifth place at the Feldberg stop of the FIS Snowboardcross World Cup on Saturday.
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.
Alex Deibold, Nick Baumgartner, Nate Holland, Faye Gulini and Lindsey Jacobellis all qualified into Friday’s snowboardcross FIS World Championships finals.
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.
Thick fog obscured the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park Monday, forcing officials to move the men’s snowboardcross event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games to Tuesday morning.
Seven snowboardcross athletes, including Olympic silver medalist Lindsey Jacobellis, have been nominated to the 2014 Olympic team. (Photo: Sarah Brunson/U.S. Snowboarding)
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.
U.S. Snowboarding athlete Jackie Hernandez finished sixth during the snowboardcross World Cup season opener on Saturday in Montafon, Austria, while Olympic medalist Lindsey Jacobellis (pictured) finished seventh in her first race in nearly two years.
Every Olympic year, the U.S. Olympic Committee holds Media Summit, an event where media from around the world can hear from all of the top American athletes in one place. (Photo: Sarah Brunson/USSA)
In the final World Cup snowboardcross race of the season, veteran Nick Baumgartner finished seventh, winning the small final with teammate and rookie Hagan Kearney right on his tail in eighth.
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The Upper Peninsula has good reason to be proud of its own Nick Baumgartner. The All-American wrestler, 2000 Wrestling State Champ (189 pounds), State Champion hurdler and All-State football player added snowboard Olympian to his resume in 2010. In 2011 he scored a World Cup victory in addition to an X Games gold medal, and he scored his second Olympic appearance for the U.S. in 2014.
Baumgartner also earned an X Games silver medal in snowboardcross at Aspen in 2012. He was then invited to compete at the summer X Games in Austin in 2014 in his "other" sport, Stadium Super Truck racing; Baum made the Final, finishing 8th against a stacked field.
Father to 12-year old Landon, in his own words Baumgartner strives to be, "the first one down the hill, the first one around the track and the coolest dad on the planet."
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