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News: U.S. Snowboarding Team Named At Copper

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO – The 2013 U.S. Snowboarding Team halfpipe and slopestyle teams, led by Olympians Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT), Scotty Lago (Seabrook, NH), Louie Vito (Sandy, UT) and World Snowboard Tour champion Chas Guldemond (Reno, NV), was named Saturday at Copper Mountain.

The team features a world-class roster of 26 internationally ranked snowboarders. They begin their competition season with the Dew Tour Dec. 13-16 at Breckenridge followed by the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, the first domestic FIS World Cup and a 5Star World Snowboard Tour event, Jan. 10-13 at Copper Mountain featuring halfpipe and, new for this season, slopestyle.

2013 U.S. Snowboarding Halfpipe Pro Team


Greg Bretz (Mammoth Lakes, CA)
Matt Ladley (Chicago, IL)
Scotty Lago (Seabrook, NH)
Benji Farrow (Ludlow, VT)
Louie Vito (Sandy, UT)
Luke Mitrani (Bondville, VT)


Gretchen Bleiler (Aspen, CO)
Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT)
Elena Hight (South Lake Tahoe, CA)
Ellery Hollingsworth (Darien, CT)
Hannah Teter (Belmont, VT)
Maddy Schaffrick (Steamboat Springs, CO)

2013 U.S. Snowboarding Slopestyle Pro Team


Chas Guldemond (Reno, NV)
Sage Kotsenburg (Park City, UT)
Eric Willett (Breckenridge, CO)


Jessika Jenson (Rigby, ID)
Jordie Karlinski (Snowmass Village, CO)
Ty Walker (Stowe, VT)

2013 U.S. Snowboarding Halfpipe Rookie Team


Taylor Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO)
Brett Esser (Dubuque, IA)
Ben Ferguson (Bend, OR)
Arielle Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO)
Kyle Mack (West Bloomfield, MI)
Serena Shaw (Stratton Mountain, VT)
Spencer Shaw (Stratton Mountain, VT)
Gabe Ferguson (Bend, OR)

U.S. Snowboarding Staff

Jeremy Forster, U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding Director
Abbi Nyberg, U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding Program Manager
Kate Morton, U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding Team Manager
Dave Coombs, U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding Slopestyle Technician
Stu Soars, U.S. Snowboarding Halfpipe Technician
Lauren Ziaks, U.S. Snowboarding Physical Therapist


Mike Jankowski, U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding Head Coach
Rick Bower, U.S. Snowboarding Halfpipe Coach
Tommy Czeschin, U.S. Snowboarding Assistant Halfpipe Coach
Bill Enos, U.S. Snowboarding Slopestyle Coach
Spencer Tamblyn, U.S. Snowboarding National Development Coach

Official U.S. Snowboarding Suppliers


High Sierra


Zeal Optics 

Wax, Tools, Training Devices and Accessories

Kenwood Radios
Reliable Racing

Official Education Partner

Westminster College

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