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Vedder Second at Mont-Sainte-Anne Snowboardcross World Cup

By Carly Margulies
March, 26 2023
Vedder Stands on Podium in Second
Jake Vedder stands on the podium in second place. (FIS)

The last day of the of snowboardcross World Cup took place in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada and the U.S. Snowboard Team's Jake Vedder walked away with his third podium of his career.

Along with Vedder, U.S. men's snowboardcross athletes Alex Deibold, Nick Baumgartner, Senna Leith, Cody Winters, Hagen Kearney and Tyler Hamel competed. All athletes advanced to the 1/8th final in Saturday's qualifying round, where we saw the top Americans Kearney and Leith in eighth and ninth place. Vedder was the next ranked U.S. athlete in 13th place, which made him hungry for a better position the following day.

The snow was coming down throughout the day and the course was placed on hold several times. The athletes at the top of the course were forced to wait out the conditions until a gap in the weather appeared. Eventually, the weather cleared and the men were set to race head-to-head. Vedder had a stellar day racing his fellow competitors down the banks, jumps and turns. 

Starting with the 1/8th final, Vedder qualified to the quarterfinals in first place for his heat. Once again, he was the fastest racer in his quarterfinals heats and advanced as the top qualifier. Semifinals were next on the chopping board and to no one's surprise, Vedder placed first in his heat to move on to the Big Final. As the four final men strapped in and awaited their signal to go, Vedder pumped himself up by shaking out the nerves and giving himself one more clap of the hands. The gates opened and the men were off. Throughout the majority of the race, Vedder was in last. It wasn't until the last jump when Vedder came out of nowhere to secure a very tight second place, shocking his competitors. 

His second place result marks Vedder's third career podium and his second of the season. This result tops off a great end to the season for the rider, as he will now look to use this fuel for the next season to come. 

Men's Results

Henricksen Clinches Overall Slopestyle Crystal Globe

By Carly Margulies
March, 26 2023
Henricksen Showing off Crystal Globe
Dusty Henricksen shows off his Crystal Globe. (FIS)

U.S. Snowboard Team slopestyle rider Dusty Henricksen had a very successful weekend at the FIS Snowobard World Cup in Corvatsch Silvaplana, Switzerland, qualifying for the stacked finals and clinching his first ever coveted FIS Slopestyle Snowboard Crystal Globe. 

During the 2022-23 winter competition season, Henricksen qualified for every single World Cup final on the circuit (six) and landed on three of those podiums in either first or second place. During the Laax Open in Switzerland back in January, Henricksen had a successful day on the slopestyle course by placing second. Shortly following this podium, he made his way back to his hometown of Mammoth Mountain, where he dominated the field and won the whole event. His final podium of the season took place in Calgary, Canada, where he scored another second place. To add to his already decorated World Cup season, Henricksen earned a bronze medal at the Aspen X Games Snowboard Knuckle Huck back in January. 

Leading up to the last event of the season in Silvaplana, Henricksen was sitting in second overall for slopestyle FIS points. After placing seventh in Sunday's slopestyle finals, he was able to advance into that top overall spot with a 110-point lead. On top of earning the Crystal Globe today, Henricksen also secured a second place title as the overall park and pipe leader. 

Teammate Jake Canter also had a successful day today in Silvaplana. He qualified into the finals as the top American and held onto that title, placing just above Henricksen in sixth place. The overall conditions for finals could not have been any better with blue skies, no breeze and a pristine course. After falling on his first finals run, Canter strapped back in and headed to the top of the course where he took a big, deep breath before dropping in for his second attempt. After lacing his run from top to bottom, Canter received a score of a 73.50 to land him in sixth. 

Today marked the final competition of the 2022-23 slopestyle World Cup circuit. With much success throughout the whole entire season, Henricksen and Canter's showing today placed the cherry on top. All of the U.S. Snowboard Team athletes are fired up for another great 2023-24 season to come. 


Men's Results

Crystal Globe 

Men's Results 



Diggins Second in World Cup Overall, Ogden Wins U23 Green Bib To Close Out 2022-23 Season

By Leann Bentley
March, 26 2023
(left to right) Rosie Brennan, Sammy Smith, Jessie Diggins, Julia Kern and Novie McCabe hold up Hailey Swirbul in the finish pen of the 20k classic. (NordicFocus).

The 2022-23 World Cup season has come to an end in Lahti, Finland with the 20k classic. It was another historic day for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team, highlighted by Ben Ogden clinching the U23 Green Bib, Jessie Diggins placing second in the FIS Cross Country World Cup Overall and distance races, Rosie Brennan snagging fourth place in the overall and sixth in the distance and the team finishing in fourth place for the Nations Cup.

31 World Cup races later, the 20k classic wrapped up the 2022-23 season program. In mass start style, a large field for both the men and women took on the four-lap course with technical downhills and long, striding uphills. For the women, Diggins, Julia Kern, Brennan, Hailey Swirbul, Sammy Smith and Novie McCabe were on the start list, while Zak Ketterson, Gus Schumacher, Scott Patterson, Luke Jager and Ogden represented the U.S. men. Final results showed Diggins in 22nd, Brennan in 23rd, McCabe 25th, Swirbul 26th, Kern 38th, Smith 48th. For the men, Ogden was 18th, Ketterson 28th, Jager 33rd, Schumacher 40th and Patterson 50th. 

At the finish line, there was triumph: triumph for crossing the finish line and triumph for finishing the last race of the season. As athletes crossed the line, they did something atypical - they stayed around to hug each other, cheer on their teammates, take photos and of course spray champagne. The energy in the finish pen was electric - the season was over and there was so much to celebrate.

The day was highlighted by Diggins clinching second place in the FIS Cross Country Overall standings and second in the overall distance standings. This is Diggins' third year in a row in the top three overall. “I am really proud of that,” said Diggins. “It speaks to the really incredible support from the team - all of the amazing and consistent hard work from our coaches, wax techs and volunteers. I’m just really proud of the year.”

Ogden won the U23 Green Bib for being the best skier under the age of 23 on the World Cup, joining an elite class of past winners and cementing himself as one of the most dominant young forces on the circuit. 

Ogden is becoming a household name in the cross country world. As each race passes, there are always stories about how "Benny-O" took it one level higher, pushed the pace that much more or tried something new in the sprints. Winning the U23 Green Bib is a testament to one's consistency and speed in distance, sprint and stage races throughout the entire season. Ogden started dawning the green in Drammen, Norway. Since then, it's been part of his uniform and today, he took it for good. 

Ogden walks away from the circuit with one of the finest seasons on record by an American male cross country skier in over 30 years, winning not only the green bib, but taking home eighth place overall in the FIS World Cup overall standings. 

Rosie Brennan also had an incredible season, scoring many top-10's and performing consistently in nearly all of the races on the World Cup to be fourth overall. "It's of course bittersweet to be fourth place (overall) but hopefully it can be a reflection of what to do better and come back stronger next year!" said Brennan. "It's been really good to find consistency this year and build off that. Mostly though, I am super psyched to see Ben win the green bib! That's been amazing to watch. We definitely have a strong group of men and women coming up and is so cool to see. It has also been a big motivator to make these good results stick and make it a thing where the U.S. is always competitive!" 

As the 2022-23 season ends, it was a year of many highs for the U.S. Cross Country Team. With countless top-10s, several podiums, two World Championships medals, World Cup starts by some of the U.S.'s young stars and skiing in venues across the world. Now, the team will spend one last night in Europe before going home for the first time since November. 


Nations Cup

Kauf and McDonald U.S. Moguls National Champions

By Lara Carlton
March, 25 2023
U.S. Moguls Nationals podium
Jaelin Kauf and Cole McDonald were crowned the 2023 U.S. Moguls National Champions at Waterville Valley. Olivia Giaccio took second and Hannah Soar third. On the men's side Dylan Marcellini took second and Landon Wendler took third. (U.S. Ski & Snowboard - Malore Irvin)

Despite Mother Nature’s best efforts, the Toyota U.S. Freestyle Championships kicked off Saturday at Waterville Valley, New Hampshire with individual moguls. U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athletes Jaelin Kauf and Cole McDonald were crowned the 2023 U.S. National Champions, skiing a challenging course made especially firm from rain earlier in the week. This marks Kauf’s fourth U.S. Championship title and McDonald’s first.

U.S. Nationals brings the whole American mogul skiing community together, with national team members competing alongside regional clubs. 

“Nationals is such a fun event, especially skiing with these younger athletes,” said Kauf. “The course was really firm and challenging today. But it was fun for our team going back and forth with those top spots all day.”

Kauf was joined on the podium by teammates Olivia Giaccio and Hannah Soar, who took second and third, respectively. “It’s a nice way to end the season,” said Giaccio of skiing to the Nationals podium.

On the men’s side, Dylan Marcellini and Landon Wendler went second and third. 

The weekend closes with Dual Moguls National Championships on Sunday. Watch live on Twitch.

Women’s Moguls
Men’s Moguls

Jacobellis Scores Another Podium; Four in the Top 10

By Carly Margulies
March, 25 2023
Lindsey Jacobellis Stands on Podium in Third
Lindsey Jacobellis stands on the podium in third place. (Alex Deibold)

On a beautiful day in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada, six U.S snowboardcross athletes competed in their second to last race of the season with Lindsey Jacobellis securing her 59th career podium.

Conditions were overcast, but it made for very fast snow conditions for the racers. During the women's qualifications just the day before, Jacobellis, Faye Gulini, and Stacey Gaskill each raced their hearts out in order to make the quarterfinals Saturday. Both Jacobellis and Gulini advanced to the semifinals as the top two athletes in their heats. Jacobellis then ranked first in the semifinals and advanced to compete in the big final against Gulini, who placed second in her heat. The big final saw Jacobellis securing another third place finish to add as her 59th career podium.

Jacobellis is the most decorated women's snowboardcross athlete to ever do it and will look to see if she can make her 60th World Cup podium Sunday in Canada. Gulini was just off the podium in fourth place with a time of 1:03.00, 0.69 seconds behind Jacobellis. Gaskill did not advance to the semifinals and settled with a 12th place. 

On the men's side, three American men advanced into the 1/8th final from qualifiers the day before. After qualifying into the quarterfinals in second place in his heat, Senna Leith was unable to advance into the semifinals. Leith's day ended with another top 10 finish in ninth place. Fellow teammate Jake Vedder also advanced to the quarterfinal after finishing second in his heat, but did not qualify further, which placed him in 13th overall.

The top American finisher for the day was Hagen Kearney who had a stellar day, advancing as the top finisher in both the 1/8th and quarterfinal. However, when it came down to the semifinals, Kearney accidentally took the wrong line on one of the banks which set him back into last place. As it may not have been the results he wanted, he was still able to secure another top 10 finish in eighth place. 

The U.S Snowboard Team snowboardcross racers will look to finish off their competition season with another race tomorrow in Mont-Sainte-Anne. 


Men's Results

Women's Results 

Marino Wins in Silvaplana; Secures Career-First Slopestyle Crystal Globe

By Carly Margulies
March, 25 2023
Julia Marino Holding Crystal Globe
Julia Marino Holding Crystal Globe (FIS)

Julia Marino of the U.S. Snowboard Team slopestyle and big air team wrapped up her 2022-23 season in style, winning her third slopestyle event of the season in Silvaplana, Switzerland. This win today secured her 12th career podium and eighth World Cup victory. She also received her first ever slopestyle Crystal Globe as a result of her accumulated FIS points from the season. The Crystal Globe is a coveted award that signifies the best athletes in the world for that season. Marino is the true definition of what that means. 

On March 25th, Marino rode her heart out as the only American competitor during the Silvaplana World Cup, where conditions were not ideal. Winds continued to pick up throughout the day, and the light stayed flat for the entirety of the event. However, this did not seem to affect her as she was able to lace both of her runs, ultimately scoring the top spot with an 87.25.

After having back-to-back Slopestyle wins this season, Marino speaks on what it meant for her to clinch the Crystal Globe, “It has been a really fun season honestly. There has been a lot going on but I was really happy to come here and finish off the season with this competition. The course is probably the best course I’ve hit all season. It was a great way to end it off here with all the girls and with a great course.” 

As the season comes to an end for Marino, we take a moment to look back at the amazing accomplishments she had this season. Starting off strong at Mammoth Mountain, California in February, Marino executed a flawless run to place her on top of the podium with a score of 78.59. Following her victory in Mammoth, Marino flew up north to Calgary, Canada where she once again dominated the field to take home another win with a score of 78.36. To end the season off with yet again another win was huge, but to also clinch the slopestyle Crystal Globe was just the cherry on top for Marino. 

When asked what’s next for Marino she mentioned, “I will probably get up to some more shredding since spring is right around the corner. Spring is my favorite time to ride. I have to go to France for a few days, so I might just end up coming back here (Silvaplana) to ride for a few days before heading back home.” 


Women's slopestyle results

Crystal Globe 

Women's standings 


Macuga Double Junior World Champion; Strong U.S. Showing in Moguls

By Lara Carlton
March, 25 2023
Team USA
Alli Macuga and Asher Michel represented Team USA to win gold at Team Dual Moguls Junior World Championships on March 24.

The future of mogul skiing looks bright following a strong showing from up-and-coming athletes at the FIS Junior World Ski Championships in Chiesa in Valmalenco, Italy, March 23-25.

Newly crowned FIS Rookie of the Year skier Alli Macuga became a double Junior World Champion, winning the Team Dual Moguls with teammate Asher Michel and Dual Moguls events Friday and Saturday. 

“It was a very fun weekend with a tough course, with it being the end of the year it’s been a bit of a battle,” said Macuga. “I’m happy with the past few days and my results. I was really just trying to push after singles day to my best. Since it’s the end of the season I wanted to go out with a bang. Thanks to my family and my team and my sponsors again.”

Athletes competed in three events in three days. Friday was the single moguls event, where Macuga was the top American finisher, just off the podium in fourth. Kasey Hogg took fifth, Kylie Kariotis sixth, and Skylar Slettene 17th. On the men’s side Asher Michel took bronze, Jack Petrone finished 11th, Charlie Mickel 12th and Peyton Billeisen 15th. 

The Team Dual Moguls event ran Saturday with Macgua and Michel representing Team USA. The pair won gold, beating Team Canada in the Big Final. 

“It was a very fun team event and to ski with Asher, stoked for him,” Macuga said. “Having a partner was fun, he’s a very fast skier. I was happy to be at the top of the box with him.”

Sunday the American women went 1-4 in Dual Moguls. Macuga took gold, Slettene silver, Kariotis bronze and Hogg fourth. Petrone was the top American finisher for the men in fifth, Michel took 10th, Mickel 14th and Billeisen 29th. 

Women’s Moguls
Men’s Moguls
Team Dual Moguls
Women’s Dual Moguls
Men’s Dual Moguls


Five in Top-30; Sprinting Season Comes to a Close in Lahti

By Leann Bentley
March, 25 2023
ben ogden
Ben Ogden waves goodbye to the 2022-23 World Cup sprinting season. (NordicFocus)

It was quite the day to wrap up the final sprint of the 2022-23 season in Lahti, Finland. The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team sent five athletes to the top-30, with Julia Kern and Ben Ogden leading the team in 15th and 13th, respectively. 

The conditions were anything but easy, with many athletes struggling to find the best line with the snow getting worse through the afternoon. Lahti is known for its sprint course - the steep uphill to the infamous right hand 180 degree turn into the long, working downhill. It's not easy and even the best in the world struggled, with many falls and broken poles as the day went on. 

With the overall sprint crystal globes on the line, the tensions were high across the board with highly contested races between athletes of several nations.

For the men, Norway's Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo ended the season right where he started it, in first. Crossing the sprint line for the last time this season ahead of the entire field, Klaebo clinched another sprint globe. For the women, Sweden's Maja Dahlqvist secured the overall sprint globe in dramatic fashion. In the quarterfinal heat, she needed to get first or second to secure a spot in the semifinals and this was made possible by a move from her teammate Moa Ilar. In the finishing stretch, Dahlqvist broke a pole and her sites of the crystal globe were diminishing right before her eyes, that was until her teammate completely stopped her momentum and let Dahlqvist pass so she could move onto the semis by crossing the line in second. "Teammate of the year" was heard throughout the stadium. With that move, Dahlqvist moved on to the semis, then advanced to the finals and finished the sprint in fourth, enough to clinch the 2023 FIS Overall Sprint crystal globe. 

Kern, Diggins and Brennan all advanced easily to the heats, with Diggins qualifying in 10th, Kern in 21st and Brennan in 23rd. In the heats, no U.S. women advanced to the semifinals, with Kern missing the lucky loser spot by less than a second. Diggins was fourth and Brennan was sixth in their heats.

"For me personally, I knew I had a lot in me," said Kern. "In the quarterfinal, I gave it what I had and was getting stuck in places and not quite finding the gears or windows I needed to find. But, I was proud with how I finished. I gave it what I had out there today and I am looking forward to tomorrow, the last race of the season!"

In the end, Diggins was 15th, Kern 16th and Brennan 29th. The winner of the day was Kristine Skistad of Norway who again shocked the cross country world again and won the classic sprint. 

"It was an exciting day! I was really happy with my qualifier," said Diggins. "It's fun to feel that I have decent energy at the end of the year because when it comes down to the end of the season, what you have is what you have! I went for it today and proud of how I skied on this course with tricky conditions. Huge thanks for the techs for working so hard and for everyone working on this course, the staff and the support team. I am really grateful for all the work they put in and am super excited to finish this season with one last race and give it my all."

On the men's side, Ogden and Ketterson advanced to the heats with their fast qualifying times, Ogden was 7th and Ketterson was 27th. Ogden once again dawned the U23 green bib, an indicator that he is currently the fastest U23 athlete on the World Cup circuit; Ogden has been wearing the bib the majority of the season. Through the heats, Ketterson did not advance after an unfortunate broken pole and Ogden was in a similar situation. He narrowly avoided a massive crash, catapulting him to the front of the heat, yet he finished fourth in his heat, not moving on to the semifinals. Ogden finished the day in 13th, Ketterson was 28th. 

For the season overall, Kern finished within the top-10 in the overall sprint rankings, marking herself as one of the fastest and most consistent sprinters in the world, in seventh. Along with Kern, Ogden showed his consistency by finishing the sprinting season in tenth - a jump from last season where he finished 30th. 

Tomorrow the team will compete in the last World Cup race of the season, the 20k classic. 



Five in Top 10 at Final Slopestyle World Cup of 2022-23 Season

By Carly Margulies
March, 25 2023
mac forehand
Mac Forehand competes in the slopestyle finals in Silvaplana, SUI. (FIS)

Today, March 25, marked the last slopestyle World Cup of the season in Silvaplana, SUI. Five American men and one U.S. woman were set to drop into finals for their last competition. Alex Hall, Colby Stevenson, Konnor Ralph, Hunter Henderson, and Mac Forehand went head-to-head in the men’s finals with a total of 16 competitors out on course.

Conditions were tough for the athletes as the wind continued to pick up through out the event and the visibility stayed consistently flat. However, this did not stop the men as we had four athletes in the top-10.

Hall stayed true to his signature style and ended up in fifth place as the top American for the day. Ralph took home his best ever World Cup performance to date with a sixth place. Stevenson added another top-10 to his decorated season career with an eight place, followed by Forehand in ninth place. Rounding it out for the men was Henderson in 11th place. 

On the women’s side, Grace Henderson was the lone wolf for American women. Henderson had just come back from a shoulder injury that had her off of snow for seven weeks. This pause in competition did not seem to affect her, as she easily made finals for her first event back. With this fuel under her belt, she was able to lace her two runs in finals, which ended her day in eight place with a score of a 72.75. 

For the overall season, there is much to celebrate. As a Nation, the USA finished second overall in the Nation's Cup Standings, right behind Canada and before Switzerland. Individually, Hall landed in the top-5 for the FIS Overall Slopestyle crystal globe, with Stevenson in seventh, Ralph in ninth and LaPlante in 11th. For the

The season has wrapped up for the freeski slopestyle athletes, highlighted by numerous wins, podiums and top-10's on the biggest stage in the world. 

Now, the team rests before they start preparing for 2023-24!




Ski Cross World Junior Championships Team Announced

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
March, 21 2023
U.S. Ski & Snowboard

Park City, UT, March 21, 2023 – U.S. Ski & Snowboard has formally announced the six athletes that have been selected to represent the United States at the 2023 Ski Cross World Junior Championships, which will take place in San Pellegrino, Italy, March 25-28. 

The 2023 team is composed of some of the strongest young athletes in the country who will compete at the international capital of snow sports on the Costabella slope at San Pellegrino Pass.

On the women's squad, Morgan Shute has had a strong season so far, with a win at Gore Mountain Ski Area NorAm Cup and six NorAm top-10 results since December. Along with Shute is her teammate from Carabassett Valley Academy Maggie Swain and Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s Lindsey Labaugh. Swaine has four top-10’s  in NorAms with a fifth place in Nakiska, Canada. Labaugh also snagged four top-10’s, highlighted by her third place at Gore. 

"The World Juniors are an important international benchmarking event and are a stepping stone to higher-level international competition in the future like the World Cup," said Chip Knight, Athletic Development Director at U.S. Ski & Snowboard. "It’s an honor to be named to represent our country!"

On the men's side, Tanner Murphy, Jack Mitchell and Walker Robinson will represent the red, white and blue. Aleyska Ski Club’s Murphy has had a strong year, taking home second place at the National Championships at Copper Mountain Resort and three first place trophies at the NorAm Cups. Mitchell, who was on the podium in third at the NorAm Cup at Gore and in the top-10 three times, is ready for the next step. Robinson also joins the team, hailing from Team Summit Colorado, with six NorAm World Cups starts this season, landed in the top-10  in three of them.

The 2023 Junior Worlds will include individual ski cross and a team event for both men and women. Live timing will be provided by the International Ski Federation (FIS).

2023 Ski Cross World Junior Championships Athletes
Name – hometown, club, birthdate


Morgan Shute – Allendale, NJ, Carrabassett Valley Academy, 9/13/2006
Maggie Swain – Kingfield, ME, Carrabassett Valley Academy, 7/10/2006
Lindsey Labaugh – Avon, CO, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, 4/10/2005


Tanner Murphy – Tahoma, CA, Alyeska Ski Club, 3/3/2005
Jack Mitchell – Wenatchee, WA, Mission Ridge Ski Team, 3/3/2003
Walker Robinson – Frisco, CO, Team Summit Colorado, 6/27/2006


Morgan Haymans
Rodney Robinson
Mike Phelan
Adam Bourns