Mark McMorris had one helluva winter last year. He repeated in Dew Tour slopestyle, took bronze at the Sochi Winter Olympics, took out the US Open, got to go to Baldface with Travis Rice and Eric Jackson, and was part of Danny Davis's Peace Park experiment. Amidst all that he broke a rib at X Games just 12 days before the Olympics started. Somehow he gutted it out though and still took home that bronze medal. His Burton Presents part here documents all of that and more with some spectacular riding from the Canadian.
Roxy snowboarder Torah Bright won the halfpipe gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. For the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia, Bright has something much bigger planned. The Australian is going to attempt to qualify in all three snowboarding disciplines (halfpipe, slopestyle, and boardercross) at the Olympics. If Bright succeeds, she would be the first person to compete in all three events in Olympic history. Sure, this is the first year that anyone could compete in all three snowboard events, since slopestyle is making its debut at this year's Games, but it's still a helluva goal to go after.
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Snowboarder Shaun White suffered a major crash on his first run at Olympic slopestyle qualifying at Mammoth Mountain on Thursday but managed to bounce back and win the event on his second run to secure a spot on the first U.S. Olympic slopestyle team. On his first run, White took off on the second jump on the slopestyle course but caught his toe edge on the landing and took a serious slam. He was on the ground for about five minutes and was tended to by ski patrol before he was able to ride back down. "I haven’t taken a hit like that in a long time. I was almost thinking about calling the whole event. I couldn’t really see straight and everything was a little blurry," White said after the event. "Then I sat there and decided to do that second run."
On his second run, White earned the highest score of the day (95.20) to punch his ticket to Sochi. The two-time defending Olympic halfpipe gold medalist will have a chance to earn a spot on the pipe team on Friday.
Snowboarder Jamie Anderson has won more contests than any other slopestyle rider in history. (Take that, Bob Coastas.) Now she is going to be part of the U.S. Olympic team when slopestyle snowboarding makes its debut in Sochi. So it's no surprise that her new web series is called "Living The Dream" because that is exactly what Anderson is doing. But she isn't just doing it by fulfilling her Olympic goals, she's also doing it by going to Burning Man and, based on what we see at the :39 mark, skinny-dipping. So yeah, we're pretty excited for the series to start.
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The 2014 X Games Aspen are in full swing and have been producing some major action. A picture perfect day on the mountain paints the scene for this heavy Slopestyle practice session on this episode of Dose. Check out Mark McMorris, Halldor Helgason, Torstein Horgmo, and more as they throw down. Tune into ESPN today at 2pm to watch these guys battle it out for who the gold. Head to the X Games for more highlights.
20-year-old Park City native Sage Kotsenburg qualified for the U.S. Olympic slopestyle snowboard team at the Grand Prix qualifier at Mammoth Mountain recently. Kotsenberg and slopestyle will both be making their Olympic debuts this year so Dose host Michaela Eichenbaum caught up with him in Mammoth to get his thoughts on the Sochi Games. Kotsenburg has his pre-Olympic routine locked in and has a good sense of who the riders to watch will be in Russia. The only thing he's still needs to figure out is what he will say to slopestyle hater Bob Costas if he runs into him.
Professional snowboarder Jamie Anderson is considered the best slopestyle female snowboarder in the world. And now that slopestyle has been added to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Anderson has qualified for the US Olympic Snowboard Team. We caught up with Anderson for this episode of Dose at Mammoth Mountain. She breaks down how she qualified for the Olympics, describes some tips she got from fellow Olympians Hannah Teter and Louie Vito, and what she expects in Sochi. She also reveals that the best souvenir she can bring home from Sochi will be a gold medal.
Norwegian snowboarder Staale Sandbech is now the proud owner of a shiny Olympic silver medal in slopestyle and one awesome mohawk. But if you think Sandbech is just a slopestyle rider, then you've got it twisted. Sandbech is one of the most well-rounded snowboarders out there. For those that might not have known who Sandbech was before the Olympics, Transworld Snowboarding just released his part from their recent video Nation. Enjoy watching Sandbech "do what a man's gotta do."
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Olympic slopestyle gold medalist Sage Kostenburg became the new face of snowboarding overnight. Kotsenburg won the first gold medal for the United States at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Even though he was inundated with interview requests that come with winning a gold medal, Kotsenburg made time to for another appearance on Dose. (We can't blame him, seeing as how appearing on Dose was a ticket to a gold medal in snowboard slopestyle this year). Kotsenburg admitted that the slopestyle course was gnarly, but it was nothing crazier than a New York City taxi cab. He also touched upon the fact that now the world knows of more snowboarders than just Shaun White, and how he'd like to use his recently found fame to help inner city kids get into snowboarding.
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Pro snowboarder Jamie Anderson is the first women's slopestyle Olympic Gold medalist. Dose caught up with her in New York City recently to find out her Top 5 Olympic moments, and it's clear that winning a gold medal opens a lot of doors. From appearing on the Ellen Show with Ellen Degeneres to getting upgrades for her entire family on United Airlines, life has been good for Anderson since Sochi.
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Copper Mountain just played host to the first leg of the Grand Prix this past weekend and continued the excitement that the Winter Dew Tour started. Shaun White's ankle seemed to be all better after reaggravating a previous injury, but in slopestyle it didn't matter much about White's ankle. That's because Norwegian Stale Sandbech stole the show. Laying down a 97 out of 100 in his final run, which included a line of a Cab 1260 to a backside flatspin 1440 to a frontside 1080, Sandbech trumped the entire field. For more on the Copper Grand Prix head over to Transworld Snow.