Hannah Teter blasts a big backside air at the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Copper Mountain, CO on her way to her third Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Snowboarding)
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.
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.
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.
U.S. Snowboarding’s top riders will be preparing for the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in Sochi with a pair of on-snow training sessions at High Cascade Snowboard Camp in Mt. Hood.
Despite the falling snow, Kelly Clark took her 62nd victory and the gold medal at the X Games Tignes women’s halfpipe on Wednesday.
Kelly Clark and Shaun White took the halfpipe title at the Burton US Open Saturday.
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Preview of the 2013 Sprint Grand Prix at Park City.
Olympic gold medalist Kelly Clark opened the 2014 Olympic Winter Games qualifying period with victory at the FIS World Cup halfpipe Sunday in Cardrona, New Zealand.
Kelly Clark scored gold at the Winter X Games to win her 14th consecutive competition.
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Hannah Teter won gold in her 2006 Olympic halfpipe debut and immediately did something with it. She started Hannah's Gold maple syrup, which benefits an impoverished village in Kenya. Four years later she added silver to her collection in Vancouver and stepped up her fundraising efforts for those in need with Sweet Cheeks Panties, her sassy underwear brand that donates 40% of its proceeds to feed undernourished children around the globe through Children International.
A second-place finish at the Burton US Open in Vail in March 2013 began Teter’s full-throttle road to Sochi. She added a backside 900 to her extensive bag of tricks to start the 2014 season and landed second and third at the final two Olympic qualifiers to clinch her third U.S. Olympic Team spot. A fourth-place finish in Sochi, a mere 1.25 points shy of Kaitlyn Farrington’s gold medal run, has already fueled the fire for 2018. So be on the lookout for more big airs and stylish spins from Hannah Teter in 2015 at she gears up for Pyeongchang 2018.
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