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Countdown to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games

Dierdorff Wins Snowboardcross World Championships

By Andrew Gauthier
February, 1 2019
Mick Dierdorff
Mick Dierdorff won the snowboardcross World Championships at Utah's Solitude Mountain Resort Friday. (U.S. Ski & Snowboard - Sarah Brunson)

Mick Dierdorff (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) earned his first-ever top-level international competition victory - and it was a big one - winning the snowboardcross title at the 2019 FIS Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Championships, presented by Toyota Solitude Mountain Resort.

“I don’t even know where my emotions are right now,” said Dierdorff. “I’m in the clouds and I’m not sure if this moment will ever sink in, this is the craziest moment I have had in my life. This past year for me, I trained super hard with the ultimate goal of making it to the Olympics and I made that goal happen. After checking that box, I just thought, what’s next, let's keep going. I know I’m one of the best out there and if I work as hard or harder than everybody I can end up on top. It’s my first win on the World Cup level at the World Championships! I can’t even comprehend all the support I have had and have here today. I tried to keep it loose up there but then get in the zone once I got in the gate. I’m fired up I ended up on top.”

Jake Vedder (Pickney, Mich.), the reigning Junior World Champion, led the small final finishing fifth in his first ever World Championships.  

“Today was crazy, I’m still catching my breath right now,” said Vedder. “I want to say congratulations to Mick Dierdorff. He absolutely crushed it. He got second in qualifying and fought all the way through to grab the victory. I’m just so stoked to be here right now. The weather was amazing and it was a battle all day long. I’m really happy to end up in fifth place, anything in the top-10 for me is great. I’m just trying to keep moving forward. We leave on Monday to go to the Feldberg, Germany, World Cup and I’m going to try to keep the momentum going. I’m excited for the rest of the season.”

Nick Baumgartner (Iron River, Mich.) finished 13th. Also, with his wife, three-year-old daughter, and a group of his closest friends in the crowd, veteran and eight-time X Games gold medalist Nate Holland (Sandpoint, Idaho) wrapped up his World Championships career with a respectable 17th place finish, just missing moving on from his opening heat.

For the ladies, five-time World Champion Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, Vt.) also lead the small final finishing fifth overall.

“I am happy with how today went,” said Jacobellis. “I was doing my best and was in the mix in every race. It’s harder and harder every year with the women’s level of riding continuing to get better. I knew it was going to be very hard to get the sixth win. I have done the three-peats and four-peats at X Games, but the probability of a sixth World Championship win today with the level of riding was low, but I did my best. It was definitely challenging starting off a little stiff and not being able to move with a full range of motion and execute the course the best I could on a training day. Every day I felt a little better and better, but not 100-percent. At this point, I don’t think I’ll ever be riding 100-percent with all the injuries I have accumulated over the last 20 years of racing this sport, but it’s really cool to be part of the growth. I look forward to having the Supergirl contest later this March. It’s really exciting to see how you impact the younger generation of female riders and it’s just really heartwarming. If you can influence their lives in a positive way in the moment that helps them strive to that next level, it’s a really rewarding experience.

World Championship snowboardcross competition will continue with the new Olympic discipline of mixed team snowboardcross competition on Sunday. Tune in to NBC to catch the action live.

RESULTS
Men's snowboardcross
Women's snowboardcross

HOW TO WATCH
All times EST
*Same-day broadcast
**Next-day broadcast

Sunday, Feb. 3
1:00 p.m. - FIS World Championships men and women’s team snowboardcross - Solitude Mountain Resort, Utah - Olympic Channel-TV, OlympicChannel.com & NBC Sports Gold
5:00 p.m. - FIS World Championships men and women’s team snowboardcross - Solitude Mountain Resort, Utah - NBCSN*

Monday, Feb. 4
3:00 p.m. - FIS World Championships men and women’s parallel giant slalom - Park City Mountain Resort, Utah - Olympic Channel-TV, OlympicChannel.com & NBC Sports Gold
7:30 p.m. - FIS World Championships men and women’s parallel giant slalom - Park City Mountain Resort, Utah - NBCSN*

Tuesday, Feb. 5
3:00 p.m. - FIS World Championships men and women’s parallel slalom - Park City Mountain, Utah - NBCSN & NBC Sports Gold
9:00 p.m. - FIS World Championships men and women’s big air - Park City Mountain Resort, Utah - NBCSN & NBC Sports Gold

Friday, Feb. 8
1:00 p.m. - FIS World Championships men and women’s halfpipe - Park City Mountain, Utah - NBCSN & NBC Sports Gold

Saturday, Feb. 9
1:00 p.m. - FIS World Championships men and women’s halfpipe - Park City Mountain, Utah - NBC*

Sunday, Feb. 10
1:00 p.m. - FIS World Championships men and women’s slopestyle - Park City Mountain, Utah - Olympic Channel-TV, OlympicChannel.com & NBC Sports Gold
4:30 p.m. - FIS World Championships men and women’s slopestyle - Park City Mountain, Utah - NBC*

All streams are available via desktop (NBCSports.com/Live, NBCSports.com/Gold andOlympicChannel.com) as well as mobile, tablet and connected television platforms. The NBC Sports app, NBC Sports Gold app and Olympic Channel app are available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire. Exclusive commercial-free coverage will be available for subscribers of the NBC Sports Gold Pass.