The fourth and final member of each U.S. snowboarding discipline’s team headed to the 2018 Winter Olympics was announced last night via the@ussnowboardteam Instagram. Check out the roster that will represent the United States in PyeongChang during the slopestyle competition airing Feb 11-12 below!
All photos from @ussnowboardteam.
-Chris Corning (@chriscorning)
Relatively unkown until the past two years of competitions, Corning has made a huge splash with podium finishes that qualified him early for the U.S. Team.
-Hailey Langland @haileylangland
Langland turned heads after landing a Cab double cork 1080 during X Games last year (snagging her the TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders’ Poll Rookie of the Year), and has been on a role ever since. Hailing from Southern California, the 17-year-old has a good chance to leave PyeongChang with medals in Slopestyle and Big Air.
-Jamie Anderson (@Jamieanderson)
If you haven’t heard of Jamie Anderson, you might be living under a rock. Jamie took home the first ever gold medal in snowboarding slopestyle in Sochi and looks to repeat in PyeongChang. She is one of the most winningest athletes in all of snowboarding, and for good reason.
-Jessika Jenson @jessikajenson
Jessika Jenson, from Rigby, Idaho, will look to continue her solid qualifying season with a podium in PyeongChang. While her U.S. teammates are more heavily favored come February, Jenson will be representing in Slopestyle and Big Air, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see her in a top three spot when it is all said and done.
-Julia Marino (@_juliamarino)
From Big Air Fenway to the Olympics, Marino’s competitive pedigree just seems to get more impressive everyday. No stranger to the number one spot, Marino will look to add to her X Games collection with an Olympic medal of her own.
-Kyle Mack (@_kylemack)
Kyle Mack had a storybook ending in Mammoth when he clinched his spot for the U.S. Team at the last possible moment this past weekend, and the Michigan native could do it again in PyeongChang. With supreme style and no lack of confidence, Mack is a threat to mix things up in a stacked field at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
-Red Gerard (@redgerard)
Red Gerard might be young, but after an extremely impressive qualifying season he might just be one of our favorites going into the 2018 Winter Games. Simply put, the kid can land. A few podium finishes, highlighted with a first place in Snowmass, Red emphasizes “style” in Slopestyle, and can give Mark McMorris, Stale Sandbech, and other international heavyweights a run for the medals.
-Ryan Stassel (@ryanstassel)
Ryan Stassel comes in representing the United States as the fourth and final to be named to the team, but don’t count him out. The underdog from Anchorage had some major podiums in 2016 and is no stranger to the Big Air circuit. Come drop in time, it could be anybody’s day.