U.S. Olympic Snowboarding Team Nominations Announced

From USSA - Three Athletes added to team after initial publishing

U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced the nomination of 13 halfpipe and slopestyle snowboarding athletes Sunday afternoon at the conclusion of the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix. Slopestyle snowboarding will be contested in the Olympic Winter Games for the first time ever in Sochi. The five event qualifying series came down to the final stop at Mammoth Mountain, with all but two spots decided during the final event weekend.

Men’s Alpine Snowboarding
Justin Reiter, Steamboat Springs, CO (2/2/1981)

Men’s Halfpipe
Greg Bretz, Mammoth Lakes, CA (12/19/1990) *
Danny Davis, Truckee, CA (6/22/1988)
Taylor Gold, Steamboat Springs, CO (11/17/1993)
Shaun White, Carlsbad, CA (9/3/1986) *

Women’s Halfpipe
Kelly Clark, W. Dover, VT (7/26/1983) *
Kaitlyn Farrington, Sun Valley, ID (12/18/1989)
Arielle Gold, Steamboat Springs, CO (5/4/1996)
Hannah Teter, Belmont, VT and South Lake Tahoe, CA (1/27/1987) *

Men’s Slopestyle
Sage Kotsenburg, Park City, UT (7/27/1993)
Chas Guldemond, Reno, NV (4/22/1987)
Ryan Stassel, Anchorage, AK (10/23/1992)
Shaun White, Carlsbad, CA (9/3/1986)

Women’s Slopestyle
Jamie Anderson, S. Lake Tahoe, CA (9/13/1990)
Jessika Jensen, Rigby, ID (8/07/1991)
Karly Shorr, Truckee, CA (5/18/1994)
Ty Walker, Stowe, VT (3/03/1997)

* Competed in past Olympics

The formal naming of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team by the United States Olympic Committee is set for Jan. 27


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