Olympics 2014: US Snowboard Team

Snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg

U.S. snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg goes off a jump during snowboard slopestyle training at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor February 3, 2014. MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: rtrlsix263061

The US snowboarding team got things off on the right foot at Sochi, with Sage Kotsenberg winning the first gold medal of the games. The US snowboard team has always been one of the strongest at each Olympics taking home 19 total medals – 10 more than any other country. The 23 members of the 2014 team are no different and will be adding to the United States’ medal count

Headlining the team is Shaun White who qualified for both the halfpipe and slopestyle events before pulling out of slopestyle to focus on winning his third halfpipe gold. With White out of the slopestyle, Kotzenberg was able to shine, taking home gold. Ryan Stassel and Charles Guldemond came in 14th and 15th respectively.

On the women’s Halfpipe Hanna Teter(2006 gold) and Kelly Clark(2002 gold) will look to return to the top of the medal stand in the women’s half pipe. The pair finished with silver and bronze in 2010.

Unlike the halfpipe and slopestyle, alpine snowboarding and snowboard cross are less about style and all about speed. The only current member of the team with a medal in ether event is Lindsey Jacobellis who won silver in the women’s snowboard cross at the 2006 games. The lone US athlete in alpine snowboarding will be Justin Reiter. A gold or silver medal for Reiter would be the first for an American in the parallel slalom. Reiter could be the man to do it after taking home silver in the 2013 world championships.

In all there will be 10 days with snowboarding action featuring all of the members of the US snowboard team. Check out the full US snowboard team roster below along with great photos of the members in action. Then check out Newscom where we have many more photos of the all the US snowboarding team members.

Men
Sage Kotsenburg – Slopestyle

Chas Guldemond – Slopestyle

Ryan Stassel – Slopestyle

Shaun White – Halfpipe

Taylor Gold- Halfpipe

Greg Bretz- Halfpipe

Danny Davis- Halfpipe

Nate Holland – Snowboard Cross

Trevor Jacob – Snowboard Cross

Alex Deibold – Snowboard Cross

Nick Baumgartner – Snowboard Cross

Justin Reiter – Alpine Snowboarding

 

Women

Jamie Anderson – Slopestyle

Jessika Jenson – Slopestyle

Karly Shorr – Slopestyle

Ty Walker – Slopestyle

Kelly Clark – Halfpipe

Arielle Gold – Halfpipe

Kaitlyn Farrington – Halfpipe

Hannah Teter – Halfpipe

Lindsey Jacobellis – Snowboard Cross

Jackie Hernandez – Snowboard Cross

Faye Gulini – Snowboard Cross

American Jamie Anderson

Jamie Anderson of United States competes during the FIS Snowboard World Cup Women’s Slopestyle Qualification in Copper Mountain, Colorado, United States. Hiroyuki Sato/AFLO/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: aflosports224707

Ryan Stassell USA

Ryan Stassel of the USA in action during the Men’s Slopestyle Final at the Snowboard World Championships in Stoneham, Canada, 18 January 2013. CHRISTOPHE KARABA/EPA/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: epaphotos712142

Ty Walker US Snowboarding

Ty Walker of the USA in action during the women’s final of the World Snowboard Tour (WST) Champs Open in Leysin, Switzerland, 09 March 2013. Walker won the competition. LAURENT GILLIERON/EPA/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: epaphotos779631

Chas Guldemond US Slopestyle

Olympic snowboarder Chas Guldemond poses for a portrait during the 2013 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit in Park City, Utah October 2, 2013. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: rtrlsix079199

Shaun White Halfpipe

Shaun White of United States competes during the FIS Snowboard World Cup Men’s Slopestyle final in Copper Mountain, Colorado, United States. Hiroyuki Sato/AFLO/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: aflosports224542

Kelly Clark USA

Kelly Clark from the USA jumps during the ladies halfpipe in the ski resort of Bardonecchia , northern Italy, 07 February 2009. DANIEL DAL ZENNARO/EPA/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: epaphotostwo310526

American Danny Davis

Second placed Danny Davis of the United States competes during the final of the men’s Snowboard Half-Pipe Burton European Open in Laax, Switzerland, 03 March 2012. ARNO BALZARINI/EPA/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: epaphotos315244

Hannah Teter Halfpipe

Olympic snowboarder Hannah Teter mimics her pre-run preparation during the 2013 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit in Park City, Utah October 2, 2013. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: rtrlsix078396

Lindsey Jacobellis Snowboard Cross

US Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis (front), leads Karine Ruby(FRA) as they compete in the Quarterfinal round of the Women’s Snowboard Cross, Friday February 17, 2006 at the Winter Olympic games in Bardonecchia, Italy. Jacobellis won the silver medal. Elizabeth Kreutz/ZUMAPRESS/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: zumaamericaseight252718

American Snowboarder Nick Baumgartner

Nick Baumgartner (USA) in action during the Snowboard Cross Men’s Final event at the LG/FIS World Cup at Stoneham, Quebec, Canada. Baumgartner won the gold medal. Jean-Yves Ahern/ICON SMI 192/Jean-Yves Ahern/ICON SMI/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: iconphotostwo816193

Faye Gullini USA

Faye Gulini of the USA is in action during her 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games Ladies’ Snowboard Cross qualification run 16 February 2010 in Cypress Mountain Upper Fork Course. ANDREW GOMBERT/EPA/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: epaphotosfour004323

Nate Holland

Olympic snowboarder Nate Holland poses for a portrait during the 2013 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit in Park City, Utah October 2, 2013. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: rtrlsix079198

Justin Reiter Alpine

USA’s Justin Reiter in action during the parallel giant slalom at the Snowboard World Cup Sudelfeld near Bayrischzell, Germany, 01 February 2014. Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa/picture-alliance/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: dpaphotostwo063124

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