Posts Tagged: grand prix

Dew Tour Now An Olympic Selection Event

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USSA has announced that the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships at Breckenridge, CO will be sanctioned as a USSA event and become the 5th selection event for the 2014 Olympics. The Dew Tour stop takes place December 12-15 and will be used for selected snowboarding halfpipe and slopestyle competitors. To align the Dew Tour competition with

Kelly Clark Wins 7th Straight at US Grand Prix

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Kelly Clark notched her seventh win in a row at the final US Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain. Clark’s halfpipe win setup what should be another epic battle for the overall TTR title at the US Open next weekend.

“This is definitely a big win for me. I came away with the Dew Tour title and the Grand Prix title now. I’m looking forward to next week and seeing if I can’t step it up in the TTR and the Global Open series,” Clark said.

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Clark’s winning run was a front 9, back 5, front 7, cab 7 and stalefish. She was followed by Gretchen Bleiler who landed her back 9. Canadian Sarah Conrad rounded out the podium.

Copper Grand Prix Hosting Gig Extended

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Leading up to this weekend’s Grand Prix event at Copper Mountain and Colorado, the USSA has announced that they will be hosting Grand Prix events at Copper through December 2014.

Park City Grand Prix in Photos

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Our Park City based photographer Lisa Tsai sent us these photos from the final Grand Prix stop at Park City Mountain Resort. This was the last qualifying event for the US Olympic Team.

Kelly Clark and Shaun White both won, continuing their Grand Prix domination.

Kelly Clark Earns Spot on Olympic Team with Mammoth Grand Prix Win

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Kelly Clark won her 2nd US Grand Prix in a row and secured herself a spot on the US Olympic Team. Her winning run was a clean frontside air, backside 5, frontside 9, backside air, frontside 7, cab 7. 

The US Olympic team will be decided by the top 2 finishes in Grand Prix events. With two first place finished, Clark has assured herself a berth on her 3rd Olympic team.

"I couldn’t be happier with my result today and it’s a privilege to be going to my third Olympic Games," said Clark. "It’s a pretty overwhelming thing and I would just say I feel privileged right now to be 26 years old and heading to my third Olympics. It’s a really incredible thing."

Kelly Clark & Shaun White Lead Qualifiers for Mammoth Grand Prix

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The second Sprint US Grand Prix event of the season has, thus far, followed the same blueprint as the first. Former Olympic Gold medallists Kelly Clark and Shaun White both dominated the qualifiers heading into today’s halfpipe finals.

Clark dominated with this run: frontside air, back 5, front 7 tail, cab 7, indie front 5, indie backside air.

"It’s always encouraging being able to make it to the finals having done so well. Being able to be consistent in the qualifiers is a great way to head in to the finals," Clark said. "I’m looking for some consistent results, and it should set me up for a fun week."

Kelly Clark Wins First Grand Prix at Copper

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Kelly Clark claimed the top spot at the first Olympic qualifying event this season – the US Snowboarding Grand Prix at Copper.  Kelly put down a huge first run of frontside air, backside five, frontside 900, backside air, frontside 700, cab 7.

Clark said, "I was really happy with my first run. I’ve been working really hard on the fitness side of things and really preparing for this season mentally and physically every way I can. I feel like at this point in the season I’m riding better than I ever have."

Gretchen Bleiler, who had some trouble on her first run, pulled it together on her second to take the second spot. American snowboarders are battling out for a spot on the US Olympic team. The five Grand Prix events will serve as qualifiers.