Two-time Olympic champion Seth Wescott (Sugarloaf, ME) leads a strong U.S. Snowboarding squad into this week's USANA Snowboardcross Cup at Telluride, the opening SBX event in the LGS FIS Snowboard World Cup. Over 20 U.S. snowboarders, including seven-time X Games champion Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) and six-time X Games titlist Nate Holland (Squaw Valley, CA), will be in the field with the USA looking for its first win at Telluride. The U.S. riders are coming off a 10-day on-snow camp at Telluride on a full-length, meticulously prepared training course. NBC Sports will broadcast the event on New Year's Eve at 5:00 p.m. ET.
USANA Snowboardcross Cup is third year for SBX World Cup at Telluride. Exclusive training camp at Telluride is a key component to ongoing athletic success for U.S. Snowboarding riders. SBX course built by noted designer Jeff Ihaksi. Individual event will debut a new 6-rider head-to-head finals. Large field of 67 men and 30 women from 23 nations in SBX. Third year for Team SBX at Telluride, a new event for snowboarding which has been pioneered globally by U.S. Snowboarding. Team event will pit 4-man teams from each nation againast each other.
USANA Snowboardcross Cup will kickoff with opening parallel giant slalom World Cup Thursday. TVDec. 31, 5:00 p.m. – NBC (SBX) Jan. 7, 4:00 p.m. – Versus (PGS) Jan. 7, 5:00 p.m. – Versus (SBX) Jan. 7, 6:00 p.m. – Versus (Paul Mitchell Progression Session, Team SBX)
Peter Foley, U.S. Snowboarding Head Coach: "I've never seen our team more fit and riding at such a high level for this time of year. I would really like to see that translate into us being on top of the podium. Our Telluride camp was amazing. Really the best camp we've ever had, with two different courses to work on different skills. We trained hard for 6 days and then took "