Telluride Gives US Snowboard Team a Warm Welcome

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Two-time Olympic champion Seth Wescott (Sugarloaf, ME) headlines a standout U.S. Snowboarding SBX (snowboardcross) Team that was showcased to the public Saturday during the USANA Snowboardcross Cup in Telluride. The Team is rich in talent including X Games champion Nick Baumgartner (Iron River, MI), Six-time X Games champ Nate Holland (Squaw Valley, CA) and seven-time X Games gold medalist Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT).

The team was featured in a public celebration at the Heritage Mountain Plaza following the LG FIS Snowboard World Cup in Telluride. It’s the third straight year Telluride has hosted the Team for its final pre-season training camp and World Cup.

“Our team continues to show great depth, especially on the men’s side,” said U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing Director Jeremy Forster. “It’s a team with amazing experience in winning the biggest events in our sport including the X Games and Olympics.”

The team kicked off its World Cup season at Telluride with both an individual and a team event. Jacobellis picked up the first U.S. Snowboarding win at Telluride on Friday with Baumgartner third. Baumgartner teamed with U.S. champion Jonathan Cheever to take a close second in the Paul Mitchell Progression Session SBX team event Saturday with Jacobellis and Callan Chythlook-Sifsof third.

The team will compete throughout the season on the LG FIS Snowboard World Cup and will headline the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix Feb. 9-12 at Canyons Resort in Park City, UT. They will also compete at X Games in Aspen CO Jan. 27-29.

Snowboardcross will make its third showing at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, where longtime partner Burton will be the official uniform provider.

Peter Foley, Head U.S. Snowboarding Coach
* Denotes SBX Olympian
** Denotes student athlete attending Westminster College in Salt Lake City as a part of USSA partnership with Westminster.

A Team
Nick Baumgartner (12/17/81, Iron River, MI) *
Callan Chythlook-Sifsof (2/14/89, Girdwood, AK) * **
Jonathan Cheever (4/17/85, Saugus, MA)
Nate Holland (11/8/78, Squaw Valley, CA) *
Lindsey Jacobellis (8/19/85, Stratton Mountain, VT) *
Graham Watanabe (3/19/82, Sun Valley, ID) * **
Seth Wescott (6/28/76, Sugarloaf, ME) *

B Team
Brooke Shaw (5/12/91, Litchfield, CT)
Alex Deibold (5/18/86, Manchester Center, VT)
Faye Gulini (3/24/92, Salt Lake City) * **
Jayson Hale (3/24/92/26/85, Sierraville, CA)
Pat Holland (5/5/82, Squaw Valley, CA)
Ross Powers (2/10/79, Stratton Mountain, VT)
JJ Tomlinson (10/20/91, Park City, UT) **


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