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Anderson, Corning Qualify for Olympic Team

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
December, 16 2017
Dew Tour

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (Dec. 16, 2017)  – Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, Calif.) and Chris Corning (Silverthorne, Colo.) both landed second-place finishes in slopestyle snowboarding finals at Dew Tour, achieving maximum Olympic selection points and confirming their nominations to the U.S. Olympic snowboard team.

Anderson’s signature smooth style was on display right out of the gate when she scored a 93.33 on her first run of the day to hold down the second podium spot. Canada’s Spencer O’Brien landed the win, and Finland’s Enni Rukajarvi was third. U.S. riders Hailey Langland (San Clemente, Calif.) and Julia Marino (Westport, Conn.) finished fourth and sixth respectively.

I feel really good - I can't believe the Olympics are around the corner," said Anderson. It was really fun out here in Breckenridge. All of the girls are killing it. Super happy for Spencer putting down a new, creative run. I was definitely bummed I couldn’t land my cab double-nine, so I still have some work to do. But yeah, I'm feeling good."

After finishing second at last weekend’s Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain, local rider Corning added another podium to his Olympic qualification results, putting down a massive second run to score a 95. Canada’s Max Parrot answered back with a 97, landing him the first place spot. Norway’s Mons Roisland was third.

"Oh dude, it's amazing [to have made the Olympic team]," said Corning. "I don’t really know what to say or what to think, but I’m pretty stoked. I just wanted to get some runs down and at least get a top five, that was pretty much the goal. But I’ll take a second place out of it."

The U.S. had three additional riders finish in the top 10, including Red Gerard (Silverthorne, Colo.) in fourth, Judd Henkes (La Jolla, Calif.) in sixth and Brock Crouch (Mammoth Mountain, Calif.) in seventh.

Olympic qualification competition continues after the New Year with Toyota U.S. Grand Prix stops at Snowmass Jan. 7-14 and Mammoth Mountain, California Jan. 15-21.

Men’s and women’s slopestyle
2018 U.S. Snowboard Team Olympic criteria and standings