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  • Kelly Clark | USSA - Foundation
    by backcountry star Kimmy Fasani 4 Riders Named to Unstoppable List ESPN s X Games named 20 women to their list of Unstoppable Women of Action Sports including four competing snowboarders Kelly Clark Adore Creative Brand Spot Kim Leads USA Sweep in Olso Historic sweep Grand Prix Pipe Halfpipe Domination USGP Mammoth 2015 Moments Dew Tour Pipe Finals 2016 U S Snowboard Team Clark Sportswoman Clark ESPYS Clark ESPYS Amusement Park X Games Unstoppable Headlines Adore Creative Produces USSA Brand Spots Kim Leads USA Sweep in Oslo Kim Leads Historic American Sweep Kim and Bretz Lead Halfpipe Qualification Americans Dominate U S Grand Prix Half U S Grand Prix Kicks off at Mammoth Mo U S Snowboarding Top Moments of 2015 Kim and Clark Podium at Dew Tour 2016 U S Snowboarding Team Named Vote for Kelly Clark as Sportswoman of Kelly Clark Wins ESPY Award Clark Nominated for an ESPY Award Kelly Clark Quick Facts Hometown West Dover VT Birthplace Newport RI Birthdate 07 26 1983 Years on Team 13 Club Mount Snow Academy School Mount Snow Academy Olympics 2002 2006 2010 2014 Worlds 2001 Results Career Results Snowboarding Athletes Kelly Clark Equipment Suppliers Burton Sponsors Burton Additional Info Height 5 4 Weight 135 Kelly Clark Websites Twitter Facebook Instagram Kelly Clark Foundation Athlete Photo Gallery Athlete Photo Gallery A three time Olympic medalist gold in 2002 and bronze in both 2010 and now 2014 Kelly Clark is a trailblazer and dominant force in the sport She continually pushes the innovation and amplitude of her riding to new heights making history and setting new records in her wake Kelly is still one of a handful of women to successfully land a frontside 1080 and with over 60 career wins to her name Clark continues to be the most dominate female in snowboarding history In 2015 Kelly added her eighth Burton US Open win her sixth Sprint U S Grand Prix tour title and her fifth World Snowboarding Tour title to her collection of wins FIRST TRACKS Who would have known that a plastic Mobile Monster snowboard from K Mart would have such an impact on the world of snowboarding Well that s the equipment on which Clark got her start linking turns on snow banks in Vermont A few years later she was enrolled in Mount Snow Academy which launched the career of one of the world s best snowboarders OFF THE SNOW When she s not riding or when she s at home Clark tries to be the same as when she s on the snow I want a life of consistency she says I m kind of more of a what you see is what you get type of person She also has just as much fun off the snow and that can mean road biking surfing hanging out with friends watching movies or reading Clark also spends a lot of time fundraising for the Kelly Clark Foundation which gives opportunities to youth and helps them become

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/athletes/kelly-clark (2016-04-30)
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  • Governor’s State of Sport Awards Honors USSA Athletes | USSA - Foundation
    each year on the Utah Action Sports Tour which includes the U S Grand Prix event at Park City Mountain Resort and the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley Resort The Governor s State of Sport Awards will also recognize key sports people and partners who have been instrumental in helping to build Utah s sports industry This year s event will feature United States Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun and Lifetime Achievement Award recipients James L Easton and Vern Law Ligety made history in 2015 winning his third straight gold medal in giant slalom at the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail Beaver Creek McKinnon also brought home a medal from World Championships landing second in the aerials competition in Kreischberg Austria She capped her season with the women s overall aerials title the first for a U S woman since 1998 Cross country athlete Stephen posted a fifth place finish in the seven stage Tour de Ski and scored two World Cup podiums including a second place in Russia that was one of the best distances results by an American woman in over 40 years This year s winners chosen by sports fans will be honored at the Governor s State of Sport Awards event on Tuesday May 10 at Vivint Smart Home Arena Fans may vote once per day per web enabled device Voting will conclude at midnight on Tuesday May 3 Fans can visit www stateofsportawards com to cast their vote HIGHLIGHTS USSA athletes Ted Ligety Kiley McKinnon and Liz Stephen will be honored at the 2016 Governor s State of Sport Awards Hosted by the Utah Sports Commission the awards celebrate Utah s sport community and honors excellence in high school amateur collegiate Olympic and professional sports Ligety born and raised in Park

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  • THROWBACK: Victory at the 2015 World Champs | USSA - Foundation
    most athletes never get a chance to do and I am just very grateful and looking forward to trying my best Nerves were rampant on Feb 3 2015 but there was no need as USA picked up medal after medal throughout the championships Relive each one by reading through the recaps watch the runs or just take a look at the amazing photos that summed up the mind blowing two weeks of World Cup ski racing in America Getty Images AFP Fabrice Coffrini DAY ONE Lindsey Vonn wins super G bronze Cody Downard DAY TWO Super G scrubbed due to wind and snow DAY THREE A ghost forerunner descends Birds of Prey in honor of Ronnie Berlack and Bryce Astle DAY THREE Bode Miller has an epic crash slicing his leg in the super G and ends up out for the rest of the season Cody Downard DAY FOUR Vonn barely misses the podium in downhill and takes fifth Getty Images AFP Mark Ralston DAY FIVE In front of 20 000 people Travis Ganong nails a silver medal in downhill DAY SIX Ted Ligety attacks from 29th place to take a bronze medal in the alpine combined Getty Images AFP Nathan Bilow DAY SEVEN Laurenne Ross finishes top 15 while Lindsey Vonn straddles in women s combined Getty Images Agence Zoom Alexis Boichard DAY EIGHT Team Event fun takes place with the Canadians dominating Paula Moltzan has a photo worthy crash DAY 10 Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn finish in the top 15 in GS DAY 11 Ted Ligety shows how to celebrate after winning his fifth World Cup GS title DAY 12 Mikaela Shiffrin wins the slalom in front of her hometown DAY 13 The World Championships wraps with men s slalom Next up for World Championships the U

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/news/throwback-victory-2015-world-champs (2016-04-30)
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  • Ligety Injured in Germany | USSA - Foundation
    USA for further evaluation We all know ski racing is a dangerous sport but I always thought I could avoid a season ender Unfortunately today I Posted by Ted Ligety on Wednesday January 27 2016 Top Alpine News Stories Bill Johnson Passes Away Vonn Rebounds from Super G Crash Vonn Breaks Downhill Record Mancuso Out for Season Sights Set on Pyeo 2016 Team Named at Copper Mountain Shiffrin Returns to

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  • Stein: A Champion with Style | USSA - Foundation
    nation The son of a ski maker father and forward thinking mother he grew up as a gymnast on skis in a nation where winter sports were engrained into the culture His athletic accomplishments as a ski racer captured the attention of the world winning gold and silver at the 1952 Olympics near his home in Oslo and taking triple gold in 1954 at the World Ski Championships in Åre Sweden one of only a handful of athletes to achieve such success Like many successful European skiers of the time he crossed the Atlantic where he helped change the face of skiing in America over the next six decades earning him a place as an honored member of the U S Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame In the trophy case at Stein Eriksen Lodge his collection of pewter cups crystal and championship medals all kept meticulously clean tell the story of a legend whose prime motivation was giving back to others through skiing Amidst the collection of hundreds of trophies those three gold medals from the 1954 World Championships stood out Austrian Toni Sailer would match the feat with four gold in 1956 then Frenchman Jean Claude Killy 12 years later But it would be another 45 years until another skier could equal the hat trick Stein had achieved That one would be very special to Stein it was Ted Ligety who grew up in Stein s hometown of Park City It was a snowy spring day in the plaza at Park City Mountain Resort in 2013 when Ted Ligety s hometown welcomed him back after taking triple gold at the World Championships in Schladming Stein Eriksen was there to greet him As Stein stood on the stage looking out at the sea of fans memories came rushing back to that period of his own life when he was a young ski champion Stein Eriksen had never been prouder than he was in putting his arm around hometown hero Ted Ligety to welcome him back a hero But for Stein it was less about Ted s crystal and gold It was more about his heart It was about humility calling him a gentle winner In Ted Ligety Stein saw an example to get more kids off the street and up on the mountain Through all his 88 years Stein remained a true student of the sport He followed ski racing intently When you saw Stein at a party or on the mountain he loved to talk about his beloved Deer Valley But you really got his attention when you asked him about the U S Ski Team Ski racing remained his passion Park City welcomed Ted Ligety home after taking triple gold at the World Championships in Schladming Stein Eriksen was there to greet him USSA Sarah Brunson As Stein Eriksen looked out at the young racers packed around the stage hanging on his every word he gave them one bit of parting advice Keep this in your mind

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/news/stein-champion-style (2016-04-30)
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  • Downhillers Dominate New PGS Event | USSA - Foundation
    on the relatively flat course perhaps flustered by having a racer next to them or by two sizable mid course jumps that quite literally threw almost every racer off line at one point in the night Ligety Marcel Hirscher of Austria Felix Neureuther of Germany and Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway were all knocked out in the first round In fact six of the top seven finishers were seeded outside of the top 15 perhaps indicating that success in traditional GS is not indicative of success in the parallel format The night began with the opening round of 32 competitors skiing head to head in a two run format giving each racer a chance to ski both the red and blue courses The 1 16 round was two runs but through the rest of the rounds to the final it was a one run knockout with one very clear rule Win or go home The entire event took under 90 minutes to complete providing intense spectator friendly action in a reasonable amount of time compared to a traditional daylong ski race For those curious as to how the FIS was able to make a fair race in a one run knockout format Men s World Cup Chief Race Director Markus Waldner provided details before the event We measured everything with laser especially the course setting and the basic course preparation Waldner explained The slope has been prepared with a GPS equipped snowcat so that the snow and the shape of the terrain become very similar and even equal The course setting is also done by GPS and we manage to get really close The difference between both courses is less than 1 2 centimeters The next parallel event on the schedule is a city event in slalom for both the men

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  • Ligety Leads Recharged U.S. Team | USSA - Foundation
    solid second run to finish seventh in Sunday World Cup giant slalom Getty Images Agence Zoom Alexis Boichard For Ligety just getting back toward the top of the leaderboard was a major accomplishment but he admits he still has a lot of work to do after suffering through back issues for the past couple of months I feel a bit smaller and weaker than I was two months ago said Ligety who took three weeks off from training to rest his back I don t have any pain anymore but I just need to get back to being strong again Up next the men tackle a new event the parallel giant slalom Monday night at Alta Badia Tim Jitloff grabbed seventh in the Alta Badia giant slalom I m not really sure like everyone how that s going to work Jitloff said of the new race format But it s still a race and it has points so we have to charge and do our job there It is going to be interesting Rearick said adding that the U S Ski Team is heading off to a secret location to practice starts A lot of it is going to be on the start it s going to be a fun event HIGHLIGHTS Austria s Marcel Hirscher won his third straight Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom following victories at Beaver Creek and Val d Isere Hirscher is the only racer to have won the Alta Badia giant slalom three times Ted Ligety has only finished on the podium once in his past eight giant slalom races with a win in Solden at the season opener This was the 13th time Ligety has finished in the top 10 at Alta Badia Tommy Ford s 12th place finish is his best result ever on the Alta Badia s Gran Risa slope it also matches his career best World Cup GS result 12th at Blansko in 2012 The men tackle a new event next the parallel giant slalom Monday evening in Alta Badia David Chodounsky Crested Butte was a DNF on the first run Tommy Ford attacked from 30th place after first run to take 12th winning second run QUOTES Tommy Ford I was a little conservative on the pitch on the first run and then a big mistake on the bottom and barely snuck in there I finally let it go second run and skied really well skied clean Tim Jitloff I definitely feel a lot better after not a bad first run I think I skied well I just went a little too direct with my line With the snow today if you went a little too round or too direct you may feel OK but it was very slow Going into the second run after talking to the staff we said OK let s get a touch more room and I can ski the way I m capable of skiing I knew going into the second run that I

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  • Career-Best Slalom Result for Chodounsky | USSA - Foundation
    World Cup best also came at Val d Isere with a seventh place finish in 2013 was 11th after the first run and then skied a solid second run to move up on the steep hard packed slope Steeps and hard snow are my forté Chodounsky said First run I got popped in the face Not the best of starts But I brought my focus in on the second run and calmed down Next up the men s speed team heads to Val Gardena Italy with downhill training kicking off on Wednesday The tech team will be in Alta Badia Italy on Sunday HIGHLIGHTS Sunday was a career best fourth place result for David Chodounsky His previous career best was seventh also at Val d Isere in 2013 Ted Ligety scored World Cup slalom points for the first time since racing at Adelboden last January where he finished 22nd The Val d Isere slalom will air on Universal HD at 12 p m ET QUOTES David Chodounsky It s unreal Fourth place is amazing To start off the slalom season like this is super cool just to get your mind where you want to it be and know that you re skiing well Steeps and hard snow are my forté you combine them and I really like that I feel comfortable on this hill Even though it s a tough hill I love coming here Ted Ligety I made it to the finish line That s something I haven t done very much I don t really train slalom anymore it s given me zero ROI so I m not really going to keep working on it too much So hopefully I can have some good races here and there RESULTS Men s Slalom Top Alpine News Stories Bill Johnson

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