First-ever US Olympic slopestyle team announced: White, Kotsenburg, Guldemond, Anderson & Walker going to Sochi

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The series finale of the Mammoth Grand Prix series went down on Saturday, January 19, with Sage Kotsenburg rallying his way to the top of the podium, and straight onto the first-ever Olympic slopestyle snowboarding team. Kotsenburg topped the rest of the field by over 3 points, throwing down a winning run that included a cab 270 stalefish pull-back on down-flat-down, backside 270 to 270 off, half-cab backside 360 on the cannon, frontside 900 double tail, cab double cork 1260 stalefish and backside double cork 1080 nose to tail.

Also see: Official US Olympic halfpipe team announced: White, Bretz, Davis, Gold, Farrington, Clark, Gold & Teter are set for Sochi

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Kyle Mack ended the comp in 2nd, with Ryan Stassel taking the podium for the second time during the weekend, this time in third. As Shaun White locked down his own spot to Sochi after the 4th Olympic qualifier, he chose to sit out the final Grand Prix contest in order to focus on the final halfpipe contest, which wrapped just prior to the official US Olympic team announcements. Seems like a day off did the trick, as White dominated the final halfpipe Grand Prix and managed to earn a spot to Sochi as a member of both the slope and halfpipe teams.

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With all the qualifiers wrapped up and the scores counted, the first-ever US Olympic slopestyle team has officially been unveiled. Jamie Anderson and Ty Walker will be holding it down for the ladies, while White, Kotseburg & Chas Guldemond will be representing the men.


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