Nearly two years ago Colorado native, Chris Corning, walked away the 2016 USASA National Slopestyle Open Class Champion and now, this 18-year-old Rocky Mountain Series and Aspen Snowmass series alum is the first male U.S. Slopestyle snowboarding athlete to secure his spot for the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team after nabbing two second place finishes at the first two U.S. Olympic team qualifiers of the season. The road to gold starts at USASA and like Corning, every single rider striving for a spot on the 2018 U.S. Olympic team got their start at USASA.
Joining Corning will be Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe Series), Chloe Kim (Mammoth Unbound Series), Lindsey Jacobellis (Southern Vermont Series), Alex Ferreira (Aspen Snowmass Series) and Ben Ferguson (Central Oregon Series). These six riders have all secured U.S. Olympic Team spots. The rest of the freestyle teams will be decided at the last two U.S. Grand Prixs at Aspen Snowmass, Jan. 11th-14th and Mammoth Mountain, CA Jan. 18th-20th.