US Freeskiing Team Named

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2016 U S  Freeskiing Team Named   USSA

The 2016 U.S. Freeskiing halfpipe, slopestyle and big air teams, led by Olympic champions David Wise (Reno, NV), Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) and Joss Christensen (Park City, UT), were officially announced today. This year’s team features a hard-hitting roster of decorated Olympians like Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN), Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) and Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO), along with rookie skiers ready to make their mark on the international freeskiing scene. The halfpipe and slopestyle riders begin their competition season this week at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, CO Dec. 10-13.

HIGHLIGHTS

Seasoned Veterans: Six of the 39 athletes named to the 2016 U.S. Freeskiing team are Olympic medalists including Olympic champions David Wise, Maddie Bowman and Joss Christensen.

Upstarts: This year’s rookie team includes U.S. Revolution Tour superstars Birk Irving (Winter Park, CO) and Willie Borm (Chaska, MN).

Season Kickoff: The halfpipe and slopestyle riders begin their competition season this week at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, CO Dec. 10-13.

QUOTES

Jeremy Forster, U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding Director

We’re really excited about the continued growth and depth of the U.S. Freeskiing program. We have a great group of returning coaches, and a super-talented group of athletes on both the Pro and Rookie Teams. I’m really happy to have Pete O'Brien from Ski & Snowboard Club Vail join the U.S. Freeskiing Rookie Team Coaching Staff. With the support of The North Face our Rookie Team continues to be a huge development opportunity for the Freeskiing athletes.All the programs are coming off some great recent training with the slopestyle team in Stubai and the halfpipe team in Copper. Everyone is excited to kick off the competition season.

Skogen Sprang, U.S. Freeskiing Pro Slopestyle Coach

With the World Cup in New Zealand this year we had an early start to the season in August. We had an amazing camp in Austria a few weeks ago and everyone is feeling great going into Dew Tour this week. We are looking forward to one of the best courses of the year here in Breckenridge and ready to get out there and have some fun.

Andy Woods, U.S. Freeskiing Pro Halfpipe Coach

We are excited about our team's potential this year.  We have a close-knit group that feed off of each other well, and they're charged up to start the competition season.  Everyone has worked fiercely to bring unique tricks to their runs, and we're eager to see the rewards at this year's contests.  Considering we have two X Games events on two different continents coupled with two domestic U.S. Grand Prixs, our veteran members will be able to show off their hard work and our young athletes will have ample opportunity to challenge them for big podium spots.

2016 U.S. Freeskiing Team Roster

Name (Birthdate; Hometown; Club; USASA series)

*Denotes Olympian

2016 U.S. Freeskiing Halfpipe Pro Team

Men

  • Wing Tai Barrymore (5/1/1992; Sun Valley, ID; Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation)
  • Aaron Blunck (4/12/1996; Crested Butte, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; Rocky Mountain Series)*
  • Lyman Currier (8/28/1994; Boulder, CO; Rocky Mountain Series)*
  • Alex Ferreira (8/14/1994; Aspen, CO; Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club; Aspen/Snowmass Series)
  • Gus Kenworthy (8/1/1991; Telluride, CO; Southwest Colorado Series)*
  • David Wise (6/30/1990; Reno, NV)*
  • Torin Yater-Wallace (12/2/1995; Basalt, CO; Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club; Aspen/Snowmass Series)*

Women

  • Maddie Bowman (1/10/1994; South Lake Tahoe, CA; Sierra-at-Tahoe Education Foundation; South Tahoe Series)*
  • Annalisa Drew (5/28/1993; Andover, MA; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; Southwest Colorado Series)*
  • Devin Logan (2/17/1993; West Dover, VT; Mount Snow Academy; Southern Vermont Series)*
  • Brita Sigourney (1/17/1990; Carmel, CA)*

2016 U.S. Freeskiing Slopestyle Pro Team

Men

  • Bobby Brown (6/5/1991; Breckenridge, CO; Rocky Mountain Series)*
  • Joss Christensen (12/20/1991; Park City, UT; Park City Freestyle Ski Team)*
  • Nick Goepper (3/14/1994; Lawrenceburg, IN)*
  • Gus Kenworthy (10/1/1991; Telluride, CO; Southwest Colorado Series)*
  • Chris Laker (6/23/1993; Cincinnati, OH)
  • Tom Wallisch (7/22/1987; Pittsburgh, PA; University of Utah)
  • McRae Williams (10/23/1990; Park City, UT)

Women

  • Ashley Battersby (1/27/1988; Park City, UT; The Winter Sports School in Park City)
  • Keri Herman (8/16/1983; Breckenridge, CO; University of Denver)*
  • Devin Logan (West Dover; VT, Mount Snow Academy; Southern Vermont Series)*
  • Maggie Voisin (12/14/1998; Whitefish, MT; Team Park City United; Big Mountain West Series)*
  • Emilia Wint (6/21/1994; Denver, CO; Hawks Freeride; Rocky Mountain Series)
  • Julia Krass (6/7/1997; Hanover, NH; Team Park City United; New Hampshire Series)*

2016 U.S. Freeskiing Halfpipe Rookie Team

Men

  • Jacob Beebe (6/15/1999; Bend, OR; Sun Valley Education Foundation; Big Mountain West Series)
  • Birk Irving (7/26/1999; Winter Park, CO; Winter Park Freeride Team; Rocky Mountain Series)
  • Jaxin Hoerter (7/17/2000; Breckenridge, CO; Rocky Mountain Series)
  • Cameron Brodrick (2/6/1998; Mammoth Lakes, CA; Mammoth Mountain Freeski Team; Mammoth Unbound Series)
  • Jake Mageau (11/25/1997; Bend, OR; MBSEF; Central Oregon Series)

Women

  • Jeanee Crane-Mauzy (6/5/1996; Park City, UT; Team Park City United; Big Mountain West Series)
  • Abigail Hansen (5/26/1998; Mammoth Lakes, CA; Mammoth Mountain Freeski Team)
  • Anna Gorham (7/22/2000; Bend OR; Central Oregon Series)

U.S. Freeskiing Slopestyle Rookie Team

Men

  • Willie Borm (5/21/1997; Chaska, MN; Midwest Freestyle Association)
  • Alex Hackel (Sunday River, ME; Hanley Consulting Inc.)
  • Andy Partridge (8/10/1996; Park City, UT; Team Park City United; Big Mountain West Series)
  • Colby Stevenson (10/3/1997; Park City, UT; Team Park City United; Big Mountain West Series)
  • Alex Hall (9/21/1998; Salt Lake City, UT; Big Mountain West Series)
  • Eddie Gildea (7/3/1997; Weston, MA; Southern Vermont Series)

Women

  • Jess Breda (9/23/1995; Marshfield, MA; Waterville Valley BBTS)
  • Darian Stevens (10/29/1996; Missoula, MT; Missoula Freestyle Ski Team)
  • Caroline Claire (2/2/2000; Wilmington, VT; Southern Vermont Series)

US Snowboard Team Named

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2016 U S  Snowboarding Team Named   USSA

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 9, 2015) – The 2016 U.S. Snowboarding halfpipe, slopestyle, big air and snowboardcross teams, led by Olympians Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton, VT), Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT), Taylor Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO) and Chas Guldemond (Truckee, CA), have been officially announced. The pro team features a world-class roster of 33 internationally-ranked snowboarders, including 19 Olympians and three Olympic gold medalists.

Twenty rookie team and development athletes have been named, including Jake Pates (Eagle, CO), Chase Blackwell (Longmont, CO), Toby Miller (Truckee, CA) and 2015 Junior World Champion Madison Barrett (W. Chesterfield, NH). The halfpipe and slopestyle riders begin their competition season this week at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, CO Dec. 10-13 and the snowboardcross team is launching their season at the FIS World Cup in Montafon, Austria, Dec 11-13.

HIGHLIGHTS

Seasoned Veterans: The U.S. Snowboarding Team named 33 athletes to its halfpipe, slopestyle and snowboardcross pro teams, including Olympic champions Seth Wescott (Sugarloaf, ME), Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) and Hannah Teter (Belmont, VT), and X Games gold medalists Nate Holland (Truckee, CA), Chloe Kim (Torrance, CA) and Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton, VT).

New to the Pro Team: Hailey Langland (San Clemente, CA) has moved up to the Pro Team after an impressive 2014-15 rookie season including a U.S. Grand Prix win. Elena Hight (Incline Village, NV) is back after a one-year hiatus.

Rookies: The 2016 halfpipe and slopestyle rookie teams boast an impressive roster, including athletes Jake Pates (Eagle, CO), Chase Blackwell ( Longmont, CO), Toby Miller (Truckee, CA) and 2015 Junior World Champion Madison Barrett (W. Chesterfield, NH).

Season Kickoff: Slopestyle and halfpipe teams start their contest season at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, CO Dec 11-13 while the snowboardcross team is kicking off their season across the globe in Montafon, Austria Dec. 11-13.

QUOTES

Jeremy Forster, U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding Director

We have an amazing group of coaches and riders in each of the programs this year. Each team is coming off some great recent training: the slopestyle/big air team in Stubai, the halfpipe team in Copper, and the Snowboardcross team in Pitztal. Everyone is excited to kick off the competition season. With the addition of Big Air to the 2018 Olympics we're stoked to welcome Mike Ramirez from Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team to the slopestyle/big air coaching staff.

Peter Foley, U.S. Snowboarding Snowboardcross Head Coach

We have a great mix of athletes on the team this year that really compliment each other well. We have seasoned veterans with an amazing history of results and we have young chargers that are bringing great energy to the team. The veterans have so much they can teach the younger crew and in turn the younger crew is pushing the veterans to continue to up their game.

The Team is looking great, we had an excellent camp in Argentina and now another great camp in Pitztal. Everyone is really excited to race next week in Montafon. We are really keying on three big events this season: the X Games, the Korea Olympic test event and everyone is excited to hit up Squaw Valley for the U.S. World Cup.

Rick Bower, U.S. Snowboarding Pro Halfpipe Coach

After a week of epic training in Copper our team is riding great and ready for our first event, the Breckenridge Dew Tour. We have a relatively young team with some experienced veterans in the mix with many different styles and approaches to snowboarding and we’re all excited for the season ahead.

Mike Ramirez, U.S. Snowboarding Pro Slopestyle and Big Air Coach

Our team is stacked and deep this year with some of the most successful snowboarders to strap in for the United States in Slopestyle helping to guide a host of new young talent ready to make a name for themselves.  We are coming into this season feeling strong, coming off several great camps in Australia, Park City, Austria and Colorado. We are constantly pursuing the further development of the US Slopestyle team so we are not only one of the power houses as far as depth of riders, but we have the athletes to consistently contend for the podium as well.

2016 U.S. Snowboarding Team

Name (Birthdate; Hometown; Club; USASA Series)

* Denotes Olympian

2016 U.S Snowboarding Halfpipe Team

Men

  • Greg Bretz (12/19/1990; Mammoth Lakes, CA; Mammoth Charter School; The Unbound Series)*
  • Ben Ferguson (1/21/1995; Bend, OR; Central Oregon Series)
  • Taylor Gold (11/17/1993; Steamboat Springs, CO, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, Rocky Mountain Series)*
  • Chase Josey (3/31/1995; Sun Valley, ID; Sun Valley Education Foundation; Big Mountain West Series)
  • Matt Ladley (5/17/1991; Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; Rocky Mountain Series)
  • Gabe Ferguson (4/16/1999; Bend, OR; Central Oregon Series)

Women

  • Kelly Clark (7/26/1983; West Dover, VT; Mount Snow Academy; Southern Vermont Series)*
  • Arielle Gold (5/4/1996; Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; Rocky Mountain Series)*
  • Chloe Kim (4/23/2000; La Palma, CA; Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team; The Unbound Series)
  • Elena Hight (8/17/1989); Incline Village, NV; South Tahoe Series)*
  • Hannah Teter (1/27/1987; Belmont, VT; Okemo Mountain School; Southern Vermont Series)*

2016 U.S. Snowboarding Slopestyle Team

Men

  • Nik Baden (1/13/1998; Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; Rocky Mountain Series)
  • Eric Beauchemin (1/14/1991; Lake Winola, PA; Southern Vermont Series)
  • Brandon Davis (Mammoth Lakes, CA; The Unbound Series)
  • Chas Guldemond (4/22/1987; Truckee, CA; WVBBTS; New Hampshire Series)*
  • Kyle Mack (7/6/1997; W Bloomfield,MI; Huck Finn/Great Lakes Snow Series)
  • Ryan Stassel (10/23/1992; Anchorage, AK; Big Alaska Series)*
  • Eric Willett (1/2/1988; Breckenridge, CO; Rocky Mountain Series)

Women

  • Jessika Jenson (8/7/1991; Rigby, ID; Big Mountain West Series)*
  • Ty Walker (3/3/1997; Stowe, VT; Mt. Mansfield Ski and Snowboard Club; Northern Vermont Series)*
  • Karly Shorr (5/18/1994; Milford, MI; Great Lakes Series)*
  • Hailey Langland (8/2/00; San Clemente, CA; Tahoe Select; Tahoe Series)

2016 U.S. Snowboarding Snowboardcross A Team

Men

  • Nick Baumgartner (12/1781; Iron River, MI)*
  • Alex Deibold (5/18/86; Manchester Center, VT; Stratton Mountain School; Southern Vermont Series), *
  • Nate Holland (11/8/78; Squaw Valley, ID)*
  • Trevor Jacob (8/6/93; Golden City, CA; The Unbound Series)*
  • Seth Wescott (6/28/76; Sugarloaf, ME; Carrabassett Valley Academy)*

Women

  • Faye Gulini (3/24/92; Salt Lake City, UT; Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy; Rocky Mountain Series)*
  • Lindsey Jacobellis (8/19/85; Stratton Mountain, VT, Stratton Mountain School; Southern Vermont Series)*

2016 U.S. Snowboarding Snowboardcross B Team

Men

  • Jonathan Cheever (4/17/85; Saugus, MA; University of Massachusetts Lowell; Maine Mountain Series)
  • Mick Dierdorff (5/12/91; Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Spring Winter Sports Club; Rocky Mountain Series)
  • Hagen Kearney (11/6/91; Telluride, CO; International Snowboard Training Center; Rocky Mountain Series)

Women

  • Jackie Hernandez (12/2/92; Londonderry, VT; International Snowboard Training Center; Southern Vermont Series) *

2016 U.S. Snowboarding Halfpipe Rookie Team

Men

  • Nathan Jacobson (3/29/1999; Bend, OR; Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation; Central Oregon Series)
  • Toby Miller (2/14/2000; Truckee, CA; North Tahoe Series)
  • Jake Pates (7/30/1998; Eagle, CO; Ride For Life; Rocky Mountain Series)
  • Ryan Wachendorfer (2/3/1996; Edwards, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; Rocky Mountain Series)
  • Chase Blackwell (2/27/99; Longmont, CO; Jim Smith Club; Rocky Mountain Series)

Women

  • Zoe Kalapos (4/17/1997; Vail, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; Rocky Mountain Series)
  • Maddie Mastro (2/22/2000; Wrightwood, CA; Mammoth Snowboarding Team: The Unbound Series)
  • Madison Barrett (4/1/98; W. Chesterfield, NH; Stratton Mountain School; Southern Vermont Series)

2016 U.S. Snowboarding Slopestyle Rookie Team

Men

  • Brett Moody (7/28/1995; Anchorage, AK; Kirk’s Camp; Rocky Mountain Series)
  • Redmond Gerard (6/29/2000; Silverthorne, CO; Rocky Mountain Series)
  • Chandler Hunt (11/4/1994; Park City, UT; Park City Snowboard Team)
  • Brock Crouch (8/22/1999; Mammoth, CA; The Unbound Series)
  • Lyon Farrell (Paia: Haiku, HI; Rocky Mountain Series)

Women

  • Hailee Mattingley (1/11/1997; Park City, UT; Big Mountain Series)
  • Kirra Kotsenburg (6/16/1996; Park City, UT; Big Mountain Series)
  • Julia Marino (9/11/1997; Westport, CT; Southern Vermont Series)

2016 U.S. Snowboarding Snowboardcross Development Group

Men

  • Jarod Minghini ( 5/21/88; Snowshoe, WV; ISTC; South Tahoe Series)
  • Mike Perle (1/21/94; Saddle River, NJ; ISTC)

Women

  • Meghan Tierney (1/15/97; Edwards, CO; ISTC; Rocky Mountain Series)
  • Rosie Mancari (1/22/94; Anchorage, AK;, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; Big Alaska Series)

U.S Snowboarding Alpine Team

  • Justin Reiter (Steamboat Springs, CO; Rocky Mountain Series)*

 

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Revolution Tour Qualifiers

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The USASA in partnership with the USSA will award Rev Tour Invitations to eligible USASA members participating in select regularly scheduled Regional Halfpipe & Slopestyle events. The Wednesday, December 2nd Halfpipe at Copper Mountain will be the only Rev Tour Qualifier contest with registration limited to the age classes eligible to be awarded the invitations.  

All USASA ages classes will be able to compete in all other Regional Series Slopestyle and Halfpipe Rev Tour Qualifiers and will be awarded both Regional and Nationals points

Snowboarders & Skiers in the age classes list below in addition to earning USASA National & Regional points will be awarded invitations for the remaining stops in the 2016 Rev Tour season and as a pre-qualified competitor for the 2017 Rev Tour season:

  • Top two (2) in Snowboard Open Class (per gender / per discipline)
  • Top one (1) in Youth Snowboard(per gender / per discipline)
  • Top one (1) in Freeski Open Class (per gender / per discipline)
  • Top one (1) in 16-18 Freeski Age Class (per gender / per discipline)
  • Top one (1) in 13-15 Freeski Age Class (per gender / per discipline)

Select Host Series:

  • EAST - Southern Vermont Series - Invitations awarded to Snowboard ONLY
  • ROCKIES - Rocky Mountain Series - Invitations awarded to both Snowboard & Freeski
  • CENTRAL - Great Lakes Series - Invitations awarded to Snowboard ONLY
  • WEST - Unbound Series - Invitations awarded to both Snowboard & Freeski

Click HERE to register for these events

  • Spots will be handed down if athlete is already qualified from another criteria. 
  • Snowboarders must be age 13 by Dec. 31, 2015 to be eligible to accept the award & must also obtain USSA / FIS membership to compete in the RevTour events. Snowboard invitations will be awarded at ALL host series stops.
  • Skiers must be age 14 by Dec. 31, 2015 to be eligible to accept the award & must also obtain USSA / FIS membership to compete in the RevTour events.  Freeski inviations will be awarded at the Unbound Series and Rocky Mountain Series stops ONLY.