U.S. Ski & Snowboard Announces 2023 Snowboard World Championships Team
U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced the 31 athletes that will represent the U.S. Snowboard Team across four disciplines at the 2023 FIS Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Championships in Bakuriani, Georgia, Feb. 19 - March 5, 2023.
The athletes nominated to the 2023 World Championships team bring a depth of talent at the World Cup, World Championship and Olympic level. With 15 Olympians on the roster along with several World Championship veterans, the athletes of the U.S. Snowboard Team look to be strong medal contenders across all disciplines.
The slopestyle team is led by 2-time Olympian and 2019 World Champion Chris Corning, coming off of a third place finish at the recent Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain. He’s joined by fellow 2022 Olympian Sean FitzSimons, making his first World Championships appearance, along with Jake Canter and Brock Crouch. Corning, Canter and Crouch all landed in the top 10 in the Calgary Snow Rodeo, the last World Cup stop before the World Championships. They’ll seek to carry that momentum into Georgia. Over on the women’s side, Ty Schnorrbusch is making it a family affair, competing in slopestyle alongside her sister, Brianna, who will make her World Championships debut in snowboardcross. 2022 Olympian Courtney Rummel, Jade Thurgood and Rebecca Flynn round out the slopestyle team.
Maddie Mastro is coming into World Championships on a hot streak after a pair of third place finishes at Mammoth and the Laax Open halfpipe competitions. She also scored a silver medal at X Games 2023, landing her signature double crippler at X Games for the first time. She looks to improve on her 2021 World Championships performance, where she took home second place, and bring home the gold in 2023. She’ll compete alongside 2022 Olympian Zoe Kalapos and Kinsley White.
The men’s halfpipe team will be represented by World Championship veterans Chase Josey, Chase Blackwell and Joey Okesson, along with 2022 Olympian Lucas Foster making his first appearance at World Championships.
The snowboardcross team talent runs deep with 2022 Olympic gold medalists Nick Baumgartner and Lindsey Jacobellis leading the squad. Jacobellis is the most dominant snowboardcross athlete in history, with three Olympic medals from five Olympic appearances, five World Championships titles and 31 World Cup wins. Faye Gulini and Jake Vedder each landed on the podium in second place at the most recent World Cup in Cortina d’Ampezzo earlier this month, and they’ll look to bring that heat into World Championships. Mick Dierdorff comes in with solid World Championships experience, taking home gold in both the men’s and team snowboardcross events at the 2019 World Championships. 2022 Olympian Stacy Gaskill rounds out the team along with Senna Leith and Brianna Schnorrbusch.
The alpine snowboard team will be led by 2022 Olympian Cody Winters, who finished in the top 10 at the recent Bansko, Bulgaria World Cup. World Championships veterans Ryan Rosencranz, Iris Pflum and Alexa Bullis will join him, along with Grace Domino, Dylan Udolf and Steven MacCutcheon, all competing at their first World Championships.
“We are bringing many of our up-and-coming stars along with several athletes on the team competing in their first World Championships,” said U.S. Snowboard Team Director Rick Bower. “Headlined by Lindsey Jacobellis who is a five-time World Champion and will be competing in her eighth World Championships, I’m looking forward to seeing what this younger group of athletes is capable of, especially when they have athletes like Lindsey showing the next generation how a champion operates.”
This year’s Snowboard World Championships will begin with alpine snowboard, with finals going down on Feb. 19 for parallel giant slalom and Feb. 21 for parallel slalom. Next, slopestyle finals will be on Feb. 27, followed by halfpipe finals on March 3. Snowboardcross individual events are up next, on March 3, with the team event going down the next day on March 4. Big air finals will close out World Champs on March 5. Fans can follow all of the action in Georgia live on Peacock and skiandsnowboard.live with tape-delayed action on NBC and CNBC.
2023 FIS SNOWBOARD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM
(hometown; club; USASA series; birthdate; previous World Championship teams)
*Denotes first World Championships team
Women’s Slopestyle Team
- Ty Schnorrbusch - (Monroe Township, New Jersey; Tru Snowboarding; Rocky Mountain Series 5/15/02; 2021)
- Rebecca Flynn - (Victoria, Minnesota; G Team; Upper Midwest Snow Series; 7/24/2006)*
- Courtney Rummel - (West Bend, Wisconsin; Wisconsin Advanced Ski & Snowboard Program; Midwest Best Series; 11/12/02)*
- Jade Thurgood - (Salt Lake City, Utah; Park City Ski & Snowboard; Big Mountain West Series; 1/27/02; 2019, 2021)
Men’s Slopestyle Team
- Chris Corning - (Silverthorne, Colorado; Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club; Rocky Mountain Series; 9/7/99; 2017, 2019, 2021)
- Sean FitzSimons - (Hood River, Oregon; Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation; Central Oregon Series; 9/22/22)*
- Jake Canter (Silverthorne, Colorado; Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club; Aspen Snowmass Series; 7/9/03)*
- Brock Crouch - (Mammoth Mountain, California; Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team; Unbound Series; 8/22/99)*
Women’s Halfpipe Team
- Maddie Mastro - (Wrightwood, California; Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team; Unbound Series; 2/22/00; 2017, 2019, 2021)
- Kinsley White - (Santa Clarita, California; Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team; Unbound Series; 6/19/03)*
- Zoe Kalapos (Avon, Colorado; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; Rocky Mountain Series; 4/17/97; 2017, 2021)
Men’s Halfpipe Team
- Chase Blackwell - (Longmont, Colorado; Jim Smith Club; Rocky Mountain Series; 2/27/99; 2017, 2019, 2021)
- Joey Okesson - (Southbury, Connecticut; Okemo Mountain School; Southern Vermont Series; 8/23/02; 2021)
- Chase Josey - (Hailey, Idaho; Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation; Big Mountain West Series; 3/31/95; 2015, 2019,2021)
- Lucas Foster - (Telluride, Colorado; Jim Smith Club; Rocky Mountain Series; 9/17/99)*
Women’s Snowboardcross Team
- Faye Gulini - (Salt Lake City, Utah; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; Rocky Mountain Series; 3/24/92; 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2021)
- Lindsey Jacobellis - (Stratton Mountain, Vermont; Stratton Mountain School; Southern Vermont Series; 8/19/85; 2005, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021)
- Stacy Gaskill - (Golden, Colorado; International Snowboard Training Center; Rocky Mountain Series; 5/21/00; 2019, 2021)
- Brianna Schnorrbusch - (Monroe Township, New Jersey; Gould Academy Competition Program; Maine Mountain Series; 1/30/2006)*
Men’s Snowboardcross Team
- Jake Vedder (Pinckney, Michigan; International Snowboard Training Center; Great Lakes Snow Series; 4/16/98; 2019, 2021)
- Nick Baumgartner (Iron River, Michigan; Superior Series; 12/17/81; 2009, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019)
- Mick Dierdorff, (Steamboat Springs, Colorado; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; Rocky Mountain Series; 4/30/1991; 2019, 2021)
- Senna Leith (Vail, Colorado; International Snowboard Training Center; Rocky Mountain Series; 4/8/97; 2021)
Women’s Parallel Team
- Iris Pflum - (Minneapolis, Minnesota; G Team; Upper Midwest Snow Series; 7/13/03; 2021)
- Alexa Bullis - (Slinger, Wisconsin; Auburn Ski Club; Midwest Best Series; 3/1/00; 2019)
- Grace Domino - (Forest Lake, Minnesota; G Team; Upper Midwest Snow Series; 7/28/2006)*
- Kaiya Kizuka - (Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania; Ski Roundtop Racing Club; Mid Atlantic Series; 5/26/99; 2019, 2021)
Men's Parallel Team
- Cody Winters - (Steamboat Springs, Colorado; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; Rocky Mountain Series; 4/20/00; 2019, 2021)
- Dylan Udolf - (West Hartford, Connecticut; Stratton Winter Sports Club; Southern Vermont Series; 7/22/97)*
- Ryan Rosencranz - (Weston, Massachusetts; Rocky Mountain Series; 4/23/94; 2019, 2021)
- Steven MacCutcheon - (Vail, Colorado; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; Rocky Mountain Series; 11/7/87)*
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