Ryan Stassel pulled out his biggest career win in 2015 at the FIS World Championships in Austria. (Getty Images-AFP/Michal Cizek)
Ryan Stassel (Anchorage, AK) and Julia Marino (Westport, CT) grabbed podiums for the U.S. team in South Korea..
U.S. Snowboarding qualified three men into the big air finals on the Olympic jump at the Alpensia Resort in PyeongChang.
Chris Corning finished second in the final snowboard FIS World Cup slopestyle event of the season Sunday and secured the overall World Cup Slopestyle title.
The official Olympic snowboarding slopestyle test event will take place at the venue for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics this weekend, with the first FIS World Cup slopestyle event ever held in South Korea.
Olympian Ryan Stassel dominated the slopestyle field to take home his first ever FIS World Championship title, while teammate Kyle Mack earned bronze.
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.
Sage Kotsenburg took the victory in slopestyle at the final stop of the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Tour at Mammoth Mountain.
Jamie Anderson mathematically clinched the first spot on the U.S. Olympic slopestyle snowboarding team with her victory Thursday at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain.
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Alaskan native Ryan Stassel has had a board strapped to his feet since kindergarten. The talented slopestyle and big air rider worked his way up through USASA and the Revolution Tour, soon finding success at the U.S. Grand Prix and eventually earning himself a spot on the U.S. Olympic slopestyle team in 2014.
2014 was Stassel’s breakout year. He earned his first major win at the U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain and backed it up two days later with a third place, effectively securing his spot on the first U.S. Olympic slopestyle snowboarding team. In Sochi, Stassel finished 14th in the high-octane slopestyle debut.
In the 2015 season, Stassel took home the World Championship title at the FIS World Championships in Kreischberg, Austria.
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