Lake Tahoe-Truckee snowboarders named to 2016 U.S. Team |

Lake Tahoe-Truckee snowboarders named to 2016 U.S. Team

Truckee's Chas Guldemond, shown on the podium at a U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix last season, was among a handful of Tahoe-area athletes named to the 2016 U.S. Snowboard Team.
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PARK CITY, Utah — The 2016 U.S. Snowboarding halfpipe, slopestyle, big air and snowboardcross teams — led by Olympians Lindsey Jacobellis, Kelly Clark, Taylor Gold and Truckee’s Chas Guldemond — were officially announced this week.

The pro team features a world-class roster of 33 internationally ranked snowboarders, including 19 Olympians and three Olympic gold medalists.

The Truckee-Tahoe area was well represented, with South Shore snowboarders Hannah Teter and Elena Hight named to the women’s halfpipe team, Guldemond named to the men’s slopestyle team, and Nate Holland of Squaw Valley named to the men’s snowboardcross A team.

Twenty rookie team and development athletes were also named, including Toby Miller of Truckee on the halfpipe rookie team.

Halfpipe and slopestyle riders begin their competition season this week at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colo., while the snowboardcross team is launching its season at the FIS World Cup in Montafon, Austria, Dec 11-13.

2016 U.S. Snowboarding Team

Halfpipe Team


Greg Bretz (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.)*

Ben Ferguson (Bend, Ore.)

Taylor Gold (Steamboat Springs, Colo.)*

Chase Josey (Sun Valley, Idaho)

Matt Ladley (Steamboat Springs, Colo.)

Gabe Ferguson (Bend, Ore.)


Kelly Clark (West Dover, Vt.)*

Arielle Gold (Steamboat Springs, Colo.)*

Chloe Kim (La Palma, Calif.)

Elena Hight (South Lake Tahoe, Calif.)*

Hannah Teter (Belmont, Vt.)*

Slopestyle Team


Nik Baden (Steamboat Springs, Colo.)

Eric Beauchemin (Lake Winola, Penn.)

Brandon Davis (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.)

Chas Guldemond (Truckee, Calif.)*

Kyle Mack (W Bloomfield, Mich.)

Ryan Stassel (Anchorage, Alaska)*

Eric Willett (Breckenridge, Colo.)


Jessika Jenson (Rigby, Idaho)*

Ty Walker (Stowe, Vt.)*

Karly Shorr (Milford, Mich.)*

Hailey Langland (San Clemente, Calif.)

Snowboardcross A Team


Nick Baumgartner (Iron River, Mich)*

Alex Deibold (Manchester Center, Vt.), *

Nate Holland (Squaw Valley, Calif.)*

Trevor Jacob (Golden City, Calif.)*

Seth Wescott (Sugarloaf, Maine)*


Faye Gulini (Salt Lake City, Utah)*

Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, Vt.)*

Snowboardcross B Team


Jonathan Cheever (Saugus, Mass.)

Mick Dierdorff (Steamboat Springs, Colo.)

Hagen Kearney (Telluride, Colo.)


Jackie Hernandez (Londonderry, Vt.) *

Halfpipe Rookie Team


Nathan Jacobson (Bend, Ore.)

Toby Miller (Truckee, Calif.)

Jake Pates (Eagle, Colo.)

Ryan Wachendorfer (Edwards, Colo.)

Chase Blackwell (Longmont, Colo.)


Zoe Kalapos (ail, Colo.)

Maddie Mastro (Wrightwood, Calif.)

Madison Barrett (W. Chesterfield, N.H.)

Slopestyle Rookie Team


Brett Moody (Anchorage, Alaska)

Redmond Gerard (Silverthorne, Colo.)

Chandler Hunt (Park City, Utah)

Brock Crouch (Mammoth, Calif.)

Lyon Farrell (Haiku, Hawaii)


Hailee Mattingley (Park City, Utah)

Kirra Kotsenburg (Park City, Utah)

Julia Marino (Westport, Conn.)

Snowboardcross Development Group


Jarod Minghini (Snowshoe, W.V.)

Mike Perle (Saddle River, N.J.)


Meghan Tierney (Edwards, Colo.)

Rosie Mancari (Anchorage, Alaska)

U.S Snowboarding Alpine Team

Justin Reiter (Steamboat Springs, Colo.)*

* Denotes Olympian

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