The up and coming self-starter Jessika Jenson started doing competitions at age 14 at local Idaho mountain Kelly Canyon. With appearances at every possible open event, Jenson began climbing the ranks and mingling with other talented riders.
Jamie Anderson cleaned up her second run to earn the first-ever women’s slopestyle snowboarding gold medal Sunday at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
The inaugural slopestyle snowboarding qualification kicked off the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi Thursday. Jamie Anderson (pictured) and Karly Shorr advanced straight to the finals after finishing second and fourth in their heat.
Additional snowboarding athletes, including Ryan Stassel, have been nominated to the 2014 Olympic team.
Jamie Anderson took the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix overall slopestyle title and a $10,000 cash prize with her win Saturday at Mammoth Mountain.
Olympic halfpipe champion Shaun White mathematically clinched a spot on the first-ever U.S. Olympic team for slopestyle snowboarding on Thursday at the Paul Mitchell Slopestyle at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain.
Sixteen-year-old Ty Walker landed the top spot for the USA with her fourth-place finish at the Paul Mitchell Slopestyle at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix.
Olympians Seth Wescott, Nate Holland, Nick Baumgartner, and Faye Gulini lead a team of 29 top ranked athletes named to the 2013 FIS World Snowboarding Championships Team.
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The up and coming self-starter Jessika Jenson started doing competitions at age 14 at local Idaho resorts, namely Kelly Canyon and Grand Targhee. With appearances at every possible open event, Jenson began climbing the ranks and mingling with other talented riders. Over the last two seasons she has battled a number of injuries, but she still found solid results with her unique tricks, including a floaty frontside 720.
Jenson ended her season on a high note with a first place finish at the Billabong Flaunt It Finals. She made her World Cup debut at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix and placed within the top 10 at the FIS World Championships.
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