Sixteen-year-old Ty Walker has already appeared, and even turned heads, at numerous major contests, including Grand Prix’s and Burton’s Open events. (Oliver Kraus/FIS)
Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson, seen here at the slopestyle snowboarding debut at Rosa Khutor, landed another major slopestyle victory Friday at the Burton U.S. Open.
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.
Olympic champions Shaun White, Kelly Clark and Hannah Teter led 13 halfpipe and slopestyle athletes nominated to the 2014 U.S. Olympic Snowboarding 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.
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association named a group of 29 talented athletes who are currently competing at the 2013 FIS Junior World Snowboarding Championships March 3-10 at Erzurum, Turkey.
Olympian Ashley Caldwell and U.S. Snowboarding Pro Team athlete Ty Walker will headline WInter Jam in New York's Central Park.
Ty Walker led the USA finishing fifth in women's slopestyle at the FIS Snowboard World Championships.
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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She may be just 16 years old, but there's no getting past Ty Walker's impact on women's slopestyle. A rising talent since she was seven, Walker already has an impressive list of accolades. In 2011, the young gun took first place in slopestyle at USASA Nationals in the Open Class Division and won the 2011 Roxy Powder Jam at Mammoth Mountain, CA. Other honors include winning the Burton European Open Junior Jam for three consecutive years (2009-11). In 2012 Walker took a step back from competing and hit the snow and gym hard to train up for a potential spot with the Sochi Olympics.
Walker may have turned 16 years old in 2013, but she held the torch for the U.S. women at the FIS World Snowboarding Championship, taking the best U.S. female finish in fifth. She also jumped up six spots on the World Snowboard Tour ranking. That’s not too bad for the pint-sized slopestyle princess!
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