2016 U.S. snowboard team announced

Snowboard team

Olympians Taylor Gold and Kelly Clark are among 33 athletes named to the 2016 U.S. Snowboard Team. Photo: U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association

The 2016 U.S. Snowboarding team was announced and it's led by Olympians Lindsey Jacobellis, Kelly Clark, Taylor Gold and Chas Guldemond.

The team includes 33 riders including 19 Olympians and three Olympic gold medalists.

The halfpipe and slopestyle riders began their competition season this week at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colorado, which runs until Dec. 13.

Today, the snowboardcross team is launching their season at the FIS World Cup in Montafon, Austria, according to a press release by The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association.

The U.S. freeskiing and U.S. snowboarding director Jeremy Forster said the team this year is amazing.

“We have an amazing group of coaches and riders in each of the programs this year. Each team is coming off some great recent training: the slopestyle/big air team in Stubai, the halfpipe team in Copper, and the Snowboardcross team in Pitztal,” Forster said in a press release.

There is a mix of seasoned veterans and rookies which U.S. snowboarding snowboardcross head coach Peter Foley said makes for a great energy.

“We have a great mix of athletes on the team this year that really compliment each other well. We have seasoned veterans with an amazing history of results and we have young chargers that are bringing great energy to the team,” he said in a press release.

A full list of team riders were announced for the halfpipe, slopestyle, big air and snowboardcross teams is available online.

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