U.S. announces snowboard teams for 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea
U.S. Ski and Snowboard on Tuesday officially announced its snowboard team for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.
The halfpipe team will include two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White, Ben Ferguson, Jake Pates and Chase Josey. Josey won the final qualifier last week in Mammoth to edge out fan favorite Danny Davis. Pates, of Eagle, formerly trained with the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club.
The women’s halfpipe team includes California teen sensation Chloe Kim, Olympic gold medalist Kelly Clark, Maddie Mastro and Steamboat’s Arielle Gold.
In snowboard slopestyle, the men are Silverthorne’s Red Gerard, Kyle Mack, Ryan Stassel and Chris Corning, another former AVSC athlete who lives in Summit County. The women include Jamie Anderson, Julia Marino, Hailey Langland and Jessika Jenson.
The snowboardcross athletes are, for men, Jonathan Cheever, Hagen Kearney, Nick Baumgartner and Mick Dierdorff, while the women are Lindsey Jacobellis, Faye Gulini, Meghan Tierney and Rosie Mancari.
A.J. Muss and Mike Trapp will compete in parallel giant slalom.
The remainder of the U.S. team, including cross country and alpine skiing, will be announced over the coming days.
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