Mark McMorris cheers for Boston Celtics alongside Jake Burton, Danny Davis and more against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Playoffs.
The story of one of the sport’s most influential riders facing an existential crisis.
The story of one of snowboarding’s most influential riders facing an existential crisis.
From Kelly Clark, to Mark McMorris and everything in Fridge’s backpack, here is everything you need to know about the 2018 Burton U.S. Open.
Read the full What I Learned at the 2018 Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships article on Snowboarder Magazine.
Mark McMorris, Chris Corning, and Marcus Kleveland sit on top of the podium at the 2018 Burton U.S. Open slopestyle final.
Read the full Mark McMorris Defends Gold in Slopestyle at 2018 Burton U.S. Open—Winning Runs article on Snowboarder Magazine.
Mark McMorris, Marcus Kleveland, and Chris Corning qualify in the top three spots headed into the slopestyle finals at the 2018 Burton U.S. Open.
Read the full Mark McMorris Qualifies First in Slopestyle at 2018 Burton U.S. Open—Top Runs article on Snowboarder Magazine.
One of our favorite weeks in snowboarding— with Shaun White, Mark McMorris, Anna Gasser, Chloe Kim, Red Gerard and more—starts today in Vail, CO!
Read the full The 2018 Burton U.S. Open Championships Start Today article on Snowboarder Magazine.
Who will take home gold for the final freestyle snowboarding event at the 2018 Winter Olympics? Will it be the United States, Canada, New Zealand, or someone else?
The post Men’s 2018 Winter Olympic Snowboarding Big Air Final Tonight appeared first on TransWorld SNOWboarding.
Following Anna Gasser’s performance in the women’s qualifier earlier this week, Big Air debuted for the men as at the 2018 Winter Olympics under sunny skies and a large crowd. Canada’s Max Parrot lead the pack in the first heat with a score of 92.50 after landing a textbook frontside triple cork 1440, followed closely behind Niklas Mattson of Sweden and the USA’s Kyle Mack.
Mack chose a different route, going backside triple 1440 with a Japan grab that was easily one of our highlights from the whole Olympics. Rounding out the six to qualify from the first heat was USA’s Chris Corning, Switzerland’s Michael Schaerer, and the golden boy from slopestyle, Red Gerard.
For the second heat, the group of riders arguably threw down a bit harder with Carlos Garcia Knight scoring the highest on the day with a huge 97.50 on a massive switch backside 1620 on his second run. The lowest score advancing from the second heat was a 90.50 (posted by Billy Morgan), which was higher than 5 out of 6 qualifiers making it out of the first. Notably, one of the favorites to win it all, Marcus Kleveland, did not advance to the finals after he was unable to land a run on either of his two tries.
The lone Norwegian to advance to the finals will be Torgeir Bergrem, who posted a 94.25 on his first run and then proceeded to set the snowboarding world on fire with a switch back 540 method that despite its score, had everyone claiming the best drop of the night. Canadian heavyweights Mark McMorris and Seb Toots had strong showings to qualify, while their fellow countryman Tyler Nicholson just missed the finals by a point. If that was just the qualifiers, we can’t wait to see what goes down in finals. Full results below:
Heat 1 Qualifiers:
Max Parrot – 92.50
Niklas Mattsson – 90.00
Kyle Mack – 88.75
Chris Corning — 88.00
Michael Schaerer — 87.00
Red Gerard — 85.00
Heat 2 Qualifiers:
Carlos Garcia Knight — 97.50
Jonas Boesiger — 96.00
Mark McMorris — 95.75
Torgeir Bergrem — 94.25
Seb Toots — 91.00
Billy Morgan — 90.50
Mark McMorris makes an absolutely incredible recovery in under a year and takes slopestyle bronze at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Watch McMorris, Kadono, Gerard, Kleveland, Corning, and more battle it out for X Games gold!
Read the full Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Finals: Full Broadcast | X Games Aspen 2018 article on Snowboarder Magazine.
The 2018 Canadian Snowboard Team is stacked heading into the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.
After a few Instagram story posts by Jamie Anderson and the official press release sent out yesterday, it looks like The Canadian Olympic Committee has named their Canadian snowboard team for the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Not a surprise to any, Mark McMorris, Seb Toots, Spencer O’Brien, Max Parrot, Brooke Voigt, Laurie Blouin and Tyler Nicholson will all be headed to the Olympic Games to compete in Slopestyle and Big Air.
“I’m looking forward to having similar feelings leaving as I did last time and I’m stoked that I rode to the best of my ability when it mattered. I think it’s really cool to go and represent Canada and I’m looking forward to it because the nation seems to care a lot about the Olympic Games.” – Mark McMorris.
Full Press Release Below:
The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Canada Snowboard officially announced the seven athletes and four coaches nominated to represent Team Canada in the slopestyle and big air snowboard events at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
The athletes were selected based on their performance in FIS World Cup, World Championship, and World Snowboard Tour events between July 1, 2016 and January 1, 2018. Due to their strong performances during the 2016-17 season, Mark McMorris and Max Parrot were eligible for early nomination to Team Canada for the Olympic Winter Games.
The snowboarders nominated are:
Laurie Blouin (Stoneham, QC)
Mark McMorris (Regina, SK)
Tyler Nicholson (North Bay, ON)
Spencer O’Brien (Courtenay, BC)
Max Parrot (Bromont, QC)
Sébastien Toutant (L’Assomption, QC)
Brooke Voigt (Fort McMurray, AB)
The coaches nominated are:
Elliot Catton (Collingwood, ON)
Chris Witwicki (Calgary, AB)
Sani Alibabic (Innsbruck, Austria)
Adam Burwell (Regina, SK)
On the men’s team, McMorris has won 14 medals at the Winter X Games since 2011, including one gold and two bronze last season. Parrot owns eight X Games medals of his own, highlighted by back-to-back big air gold medals in Aspen in 2016 and 2017. Toutant won his sixth career X Games medal last year when he claimed slopestyle bronze in Norway. Nicholson earned his first career X Games medal at the 2017 event in Aspen where he won slopestyle silver.
On the women’s side, O’Brien won slopestyle gold in Aspen in 2016 for her sixth career X Games medal. Blouin stunned everyone when she captured slopestyle gold at the 2017 FIS World Championships. Voigt has won FIS World Cup medals in both big air and slopestyle, earning her fifth career podium last February in Quebec City.
The athletes will continue to train, and some will compete events in Snowmass, Colorado, and Laax, Switzerland, in the next two weeks, their final events leading up to PyeongChang 2018.
Slopestyle and big air are two of the newest additions to the Olympic Winter Games program. Slopestyle was first contested at Sochi 2014, where McMorris won a bronze medal. PyeongChang is the first Olympic Games to include big air. The Canadian contingent is one of the best in the world, with the four spots on the men’s side being highly contested for. Canada has seven athletes ranked in the top 20 in slopestyle and five of the top 20 in big air.
Snowboard slopestyle will take place at the Phoenix Snow Park, February 10-12 (Days 1-3). Big air will take place on a specially constructed ramp at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre, February 19-24 (Days 10-15).
“The strength of our snowboard team reflects the incredible depth Canada has in this exciting sport. I’m looking forward to cheering these athletes on as they challenge for the podium in PyeongChang.”
– Isabelle Charest, PyeongChang 2018 Team Canada Chef de Mission
“I’m really happy to have been selected for the Olympic Games. Of course it’s a huge moment in my career. It’s my first Olympic Games so I have a lot of expectations. My goal is to get to the final, and if I get to the final, to win a medal, so I trained hard for that. I’m really happy to represent my country, Canada, in PyeongChang.”
– Laurie Blouin, PyeongChang 2018 nominated athlete
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Read the full Mark McMorris, Red Gerard, Brock Crouch, and More at Dew Tour article on Snowboarder Magazine.
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Mark McMorris, Danny Davis, and Darcy Sharpe will be competing for Team Burton at the 2017 Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colorado.
The post Burton Snowboard Team Announced—Dew Tour Team Challenge appeared first on TransWorld SNOWboarding.
Tune in to watch the Burton heavyweights compete for the Dew Tour Team Challenge gold this Sunday, December 17, in Breckenridge, Colorado.
Read the full Mark McMorris, Danny Davis, and Darcy Sharpe—Burton Dew Tour Team Announced article on Snowboarder Magazine.
McMorris has topped the ranks of contest snowboarding in what is arguably one of the most intense times to be a slopestyle snowboarder—the multi-cork era.
Read the full Mountain GOAT: Mark McMorris, The Young Canadian Phenom article on Snowboarder Magazine.