All 52 riders on 2017 U.S. Snowboarding Team started at USASA

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The 2017 U.S. Snowboarding halfpipe, slopestyle, big air and snowboardcross teams have been announced and all 52 athletes on the pro and rookie teams got their start at USASA. This year’s roster consists of 36 pro team riders, including 2014 Olympic medalists Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA), Alex Deibold (Boulder, CO) and Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT), and 18 rookie and development athletes, all looking to compete at their best during the pre-Olympic season.


2017 U.S. Snowboarding Team

Name (Birthdate; Hometown; Club; USASA Series)

*Denotes Olympian


2017 U.S Snowboarding Halfpipe Team


PRO TEAM

Men

Greg Bretz (12/19/90; Mammoth Lakes; CA; Mammoth Charter School; Unbound Series) *

Ben Ferguson (1/21/95; Bend, OR; Central Oregon Series)

Gabe Ferguson (4/16/99; Bend, OR; Central Oregon Series)

Taylor Gold (11/17/93; Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; Rocky Mountain Series) *

Chase Josey (3/31/95; Hailey, ID; Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation; Big Mountain West Series)

Matt Ladley (5/17/91; Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; Rocky Mountain Series)

Jake Pates (7/30/98; Eagle, CO; Rocky Mountain Series)


Women

Kelly Clark (7/26/83; Mammoth Lakes, CA; Mount Snow Academy, Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team; Southern Vermont Series) *

Arielle Gold (5/4/96; Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; Rocky Mountain Series) *

Chloe Kim (4/23/00; Torrance, CA; Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team; Unbound Series)

Maddie Mastro (2/22/00; Wrightwood, CA; Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team; Unbound Series)


ROOKIE TEAM

Men

Chase Blackwell (2/27/99; Longmont, CO; Jim Smith Club; Rocky Mountain Series)

Judd Henkes (4/3/01; La Jolla, CA; Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team; Unbound Series)

Nathan Jacobson (3/29/98; Bend, OR; Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation; Central Oregon Series)

Toby Miller (2/14/00; Truckee, CA; Tahoe Select Snowboard Team; North Tahoe Series)

Ryan Wachendorfer (2/3/98; Edwards, CO; Ski and Snowboard Club Vail; Rocky Mountain Series)


Women

Madison Barrett (4/1/98; West Chesterfield, NH; Southern Vermont Series)

Zoe Kalapos (4/17/97; Vail, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; Rocky Mountain Series)


2017 U.S. Snowboarding Slopestyle Team


PRO TEAM

Men

Nik Baden (1/13/98; Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; Rocky Mountain Series)

Eric Beauchemin (1/14/91; Grand Blanc, MI; Waterville Valley Academy; Southern Vermont Series)

Chris Corning (9/7/99; Arvada, CO; Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club; Rocky Mountain Series)

Brandon Davis (8/30/95; Mammoth Lakes, CA; Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team; Unbound Series)

Red Gerard (6/29/00; Silverthorne, CO; Rocky Mountain Series)

Chas Guldemond (4/22/87; Reno, NV; Waterville Valley Academy; New Hampshire Series) *

Kyle Mack (9/6/97; West Bloomfield, MI; Great Lakes Snow Series)

Ryan Stassel (10/23/92; Anchorage, AK; Auburn Ski Club; Big Alaska Series) *

Eric Willett (1/2/88; Breckenridge, CO; Rocky Mountain Series)


Women

Jamie Anderson (9/13/90; S. Lake Tahoe, CA; South Tahoe Series) *

Jessika Jenson (8/7/91; Rigby, ID; Big Mountain West Series) *

Hailey Langland (8/2/00; San Clemente, CA; Tahoe Select Snowboard Team; Tahoe Series)

Julia Marino (9/11/97; Westport, CT; Southern Vermont Series)

Karly Shorr (5/18/94; Milford, MI; Auburn Ski Club; Great Lakes Series) *

Ty Walker (3/3/97; Stowe, VT; Mt. Mansfield Winter Academy; Northern Vermont Series) *


ROOKIE TEAM

Men

Brock Crouch (8/22/99; Mammoth Lakes, CA; Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team; Unbound Series)

Lyon Farrell (11/22/98; Haiku, HI; Rocky Mountain Series)

Judd Henkes (4/3/01; La Jolla, CA; Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team; Unbound Series)

Chandler Hunt (11/4/98; Park City, UT; Team Park City United; Big Mountain West Series)


Women

Nora Healey (6/16/98; Plymouth, NH; Waterville Valley BBTS; New Hampshire Series)

Hailee Mattingley (1/11/97; Sandy, UT; Team Park City United; Big Mountain Series)


2017 U.S. Snowboarding Snowboardcross Team


A TEAM

Men

Nick Baumgartner (12/17/81; Iron River, MI; Superior Series) *

Alex Deibold (5/8/86; Manchester, VT; Stratton Mountain School; Southern Vermont Series) *

Nate Holland (11/8/78; Sandpoint, ID; Northwest Series) *

Trevor Jacob (8/6/85; Mammoth Lakes, CA; Unbound Series) *

Seth Wescott (6/28/76; Sugarloaf, ME; Carrabassett Valley Academy; Green Mountain Series) *


Women

Faye Gulini (3/24/92; Salt Lake City, UT; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; Rocky Mountain Series) *

Lindsey Jacobellis (8/19/85; Stratton Mountain, VT; Stratton Mountain, School; Southern Vermont Series) *


B TEAM

Men

Jonathan Cheever (4/17/85; Saugus, MA; Maine Mountain Series)

Mick Dierdorff (4/30/91; Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; Rocky Mountain Series)

Hagen Kearney (11/6/91; Norwood, CO; International Snowboard Training Center; Rocky Mountain Series)


DEVELOPMENT GROUP

Men

Cole Johnson (9/21/93; Reno, NV; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; South Tahoe Series)

Jarod Minghini (5/21/88; Snowshoe, WV; International Snowboard Training Center; South Tahoe Series)

Jake Vedder (4/16/98; Pinckney, MI; International Snowboard Training Center; Rocky Mountain Series)

Women
Rosie Mancari (1/22/94; Anchorage, AK; Steamboat Spring Winter Sports Club; Big Alaska Series)
Meghan Tierney (1/15/97; Edwards, CO; International Snowboard Training Center; Rocky Mountain Series)

BKPRO Partners with USASA

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USASA is proud to announce its partnership with BKPRO as the official Online Coaching App of the USASA and an official sponsor of the 2017 USASA Nationals. BKPRO will be awarding two camps at USASA Nationals for standout performances, one for freeskiing and one for snowboarding, this March in Copper Mountain, CO.

 

BKPRO was founded by Bud Keene, head coach of the 2006 U.S. Olympic team where he coached gold medalists Shaun White and Hannah Teter on their way to Olympic success and beyond. Keene is stoked on the collaboration, “I’m thrilled to partner with USASA in supporting development and progression of grassroots snowboarding and freeskiing”.

 

Founder of the Northern Vermont Series, Keene has been an instrumental part of the coaching community since its inception, working with over 1000 kids at all levels. In addition to awarding two free sessions to BKPRO camps, Keene will also be offering a 10% discounted camp rate to any USASA member-athlete, as well as free access to the BKPRO Online Coaching app for all certified USASA coaches. Keene himself will present one one-hour long “Parenting An Action Sports Athlete” seminars to USASA Parent Members each week at the 2017 Nationals. BKPRO will also host one wax clinics for parents, athletes and coaches during snowboard and freeski weeks.

 

“We’re thrilled to connect our USASA members with BKPRO and to be able to shine the light on Bud’s progressive programs.” -Mike Mallon, USASA Executive Director.

Click HERE for more information on BKPRO and their programs.

KIND Presents the KINDest Rider Award

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This year at USASA Nationals KIND will be  awarding one snowboarder and one skier from each series with the  KINDest Rider Award

How do you bring kindness to life on your mountain and in your series? This season KIND is asking you to share the kindness both on and off the hill by doing not so random acts of kindness. Based on recommendations from your Series Directors, one skier and one snowboarder from each series will be nominated as the "KINDest Rider" and will be awarded at USASA Nationals in Copper Mountain,CO. 

So, sharpen up your "please & thank yous", get your arms ready to carry gear for others, and prepare to support your fellow competitors and teammates every day of the season. You can only go so big in the Superpipe, but kindness is limitless.

Win a Never Summer Warlock Snowboard

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Post a photo of you in your best hooded halloween costume and you might be mastering even more wizardy, sliding this winter on a brand new Never Summer 154 Warlock.

To CLICK HERE to ENTER.  You must LIKE our Facebook page and hashtag #usasawarlock your photo in order to be eligible. Submit your Warlock Costume photo via Facebook, Instagram & Twitter before the contest ends 10/31/16 at midnight.

Most votes wins - Winner Announced 11/01/16 - Prize: Never Summer Warlock Snowboard - Size 154 cm

Discounted rates for USASA Members

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Global Rescue recommended for traveling athletes

There is nothing more important to us at the USASA than the health and safety of our athletes. Although equipment is better designed, and we take extensive safety precautions, accidents do happen. This is why we have partnered with Global Rescue to offer their services at a special member rate to USASA athletes and families. 

Typical medical insurance does not cover emergency medical evacuation; it covers hospital and doctor costs once you are in a hospital. These evacuations can often cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

Global Rescue provides worldwide medical evacuation from the slopes back to the member's home hospital of choice, with all transportation costs covered when you become a member. Global Rescue is also the preferred provider of World Championship Snowboarding, USSA and many snow sports academies and clubs across the globe. 

Memberships start at $119 and offer coverage anywhere in the world, including the United States. USASA athletes and their families will receive a 5% discount at the time of purchase. 

Benefits include: 

  • Field Rescue from the point of illness or injury
  • Evacuation back to the member's home hospital of choice
  • 24 hour medical advisory services from critical care paramedics and in-house physicians
  • Deployable medical teams to the patient's bedside
  • Specialists at the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine Division of Special Operations reviewing every case to ensure the best outcome
  • Global network of medical Centers of Excellence
  • Services provided up to a cost of $500,000

USASA athletes traveling internationally should have medical evacuation insurance in place prior to travel and we highly recommend Global Rescue. We also strongly recommend that USASA athletes traveling domestically, (100+ miles from home) also consider enrolling. 

Please visit www.globalrescue.com/partner/usasa online to sign up directly online. If you have questions, or would like to sign up on the telephone, you can call Global Rescue at (617) 459-4200.

Skier and Snowboard Age Groups

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New for the 2016 / 17 season, we've expanded the Skier Age classes to exactly match the existing snowboard age classes.  So yes, we will now have Ruggie Skier age class along with Kahuna and Methuselah Skiers too, how awesome is that?

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