Shaun White, Hannah Teter Claim Top Spots in First Qualifier on the Road to Torino
BRECKENRIDGE ” After first places finishes Wednesday in the first Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix, Hannah Teter and Shaun White are one step closer to Torino and the Winter Games.
Breckenridge’s Grand Prix is the first of four qualifying events that will determine the U.S. Olympic Snowboard Team.
On the women’s side, Gretchen Bleiler and Elena Hight joined Teter on the podium. For the men, White was accompanied by Olympic gold medalist Ross Powers and U.S. snowboarding rookie team member Scott Lago.
The nation’s snowboarders will a take to Breckenridge’s pipe again Friday with men’s qualifiers for the second halfpipe contest of the week get underway.
On Saturday, spectators will be able to watch the women’s qualifiers, followed by both finals for men and women beginning at 12 p.m. MT.
The snowboard action heads to downtown Breckenridge Saturday evening with a quarter pipe exhibition under the lights and live music by Digital Underground. For more details on this event and entire Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix, go to: http://www.breckenridge.com.