Nate Holland has seven X Games gold medals to his name and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Here he is flying toward his seventh at X Games Aspen in 2014. (Getty Images/Doug Pensinger)
Alex Deibold, Nick Baumgartner, Nate Holland, Faye Gulini and Lindsey Jacobellis all qualified into Friday’s snowboardcross FIS World Championships finals.
The fast-paced excitement of skicross and snowboardcross will come to Squaw Valley March 4-8, 2015, with the resort hosting an Audi FIS Skicross World Cup and FIS Snowboard World Cup.
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Nate Holland stopped by Sochi Studio to chat Sochi powder shredding and Sage Kotsenburg's gold medal. (Photo: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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)
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.
Six-time X Games snowboardcross champion Nate Holland (Squaw Valley, CA) underwent successful surgery with Dr. Tom Hackett of the Steadman Clinic Saturday in Vail for a fractured clavicle.
Olympic medalists Seth Wescott (Sugarloaf, ME) and Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton, VT), along with seven-time X Games gold medalist Nate Holland (Squaw Valley, CA), headline U.S. Snowboarding’s 2013-14 snowboardcross team.
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U.S. teams of Nate Holland/Nick Baumgartner and Jonathan Cheever/Seth Wescott finished second and third respectively in the FIS Snowboard World Cup team snowboardcross in Veysonnaz, Switzerland. The Canadian team of Fagan/Robanske won the race.
Nick Baumgartner and Nate Holland took second at the final FIS World Cup snowboardcross team event. Jonathan Cheever and Seth Wescott slid into third.
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With seven X Games gold medals, Nate Holland has enough precious metal to gild his driveway. Born and raised in northern Idaho, Holland developed a taste for adventure at a young age, and that need to live on the edge has fueled him throughout his career. A snowboardcross specialist, Holland defines the sport’s chaotic style by going all-out in every race.
The 2012 winter showcased Holland’s go-for-broke style, as he earned his sixth X Games gold and two World Cup podiums before bowing out with a broken shoulder blade. During the 2013 season, Holland added another World Cup win and two podium results to his impressive resume.
Although primed for the 2014 Olympic season, Holland broke his collarbone during a practice day at the World Cup opener and was sidelined for the first two events. A quick surgery and a few pins later, Holland showed up the Lake Louise World Cup, riding into fourth place and successfully securing his spot on the 2014 Olympic team. A month later, he reclaimed his X Games champion title with his seventh X Games gold. He rode the wave to his third Olympic Games in Sochi, where he finished 25th.
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