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Congrats to Team Riders

Jan 22nd 2014

Sierra-at-Tahoe sending Athletes to Sochi

Break out the vodka and Borsch, Jamie Anderson, Maddie Bowman, and Hannah Teter are going to Russia. Congrats to our three team riders for earning a spot in the winter games to be held in Russia.

Jamie Anderson, women’s snowboard slopestyle, clinched her spot with a dominant qualifying campaign. Anderson won all five qualifiers and is considered a heavy medal favorite heading into games. 2014 marks the first year women’s snowboard slopestyle will berecognized as a medal sport. Women’s snowboard slopestyle will take place on February 9, 2014 at the Rosa Khutor Resort.

Maddie Bowman, women’s ski halfpipe, clinched her spot on the first ever U.S. Freesking Team with four podiums, including three victories throughout qualifying. Similar to women’s slopestyle, women’s ski halfpipe will make its debut in Russia. Women’s ski halfpipe will take place on February 20, 2014 at the Rosa Khutor Resort.

Both Jamie and Hannah we're born and raised in South Lake Tahoe and grew up in the Sierra Rippers Program. The Rippers teach lil' groms (aka kids) the fundamentals of skiing/riding. From race to freestyle, Sierra Resort is the place to learn in Lake Tahoe. Just look at the athletes we are producing.

Hannah Teter, women’s snowboard halfpipe, is competing in her third games and looks to come home with another medal. Teter won gold in 2006, and silver in 2010. Teter lives in South Lake Tahoe and will represent the USA in a stacked women’s halfpipe field. Women’s snowboard halfpipe will take place on February 12, 2014 at the Rosa Khutor Resort.

Before heading to Russia, the Sierra Resort athletes will make a stop in Aspen, Colorado, to compete at the Winter X Games. All three ladies have previously stood on the top of the podium at XGames and will look to do so again and carry that momentum into Russia.

Well-known for its commitment to both freestyle terrain parks and maintaining one of Lake Tahoe’s best halfpipes, Sierra Resort is proud to be home to some of the best athletes in the world. Good luck or as the Russians say, удача (that's good luck for you non-Russian speakers).

By Steven Hemphill

 

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