After nearly a week of training action swings into top gear Thursday with slopestyle snowboarding and women's moguls qualification rounds. Hannah Kearney will take the first step towards defending her 2010 gold medal while in slopestyle snowboarding, Shaun White withdraw Wednesday to focus his attention on a third halfpipe Olympic gold. Veteran Todd Lodwick was honored by his Olympian peers, being named as flag bearer for Team USA as he enters an unprecedented sixth Olympics.
Winning is one thing. Winning over a sustained period of time is quite another. But that’s what Kelly Clark and Hannah Kearney are doing every time they get into the starting gate right now. In China last weekend, Kearney came from behind for win number 15 in a row. It was a tough battle as a bobble in the semifinals almost knocked our out of the top four Super Final. Clark was closer to home, taking the Snowbasin Dew Tour for her 14th straight.