Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsSnowboard Cross
IN THE NEWS

Snowboard Cross

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
February 18, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia -- You can practically imagine Travis Pastrana wishing that U.S. snowboarders Alex Deibold and Trevor Jacob had their wild Olympic finish on his show. Who knows? Maybe they can re-create it on a future episode of “Nitro Circus.” It was fascinating theater on a rain-soaked muddle of a course, a sliding photo finish between Deibold and Jacob in the semifinals of men's snowboard cross on Tuesday morning. Mere inches separated the teammates fighting for the last spot in the final.
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
February 18, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia -- You can practically imagine Travis Pastrana wishing that U.S. snowboarders Alex Deibold and Trevor Jacob had their wild Olympic finish on his show. Who knows? Maybe they can re-create it on a future episode of “Nitro Circus.” It was fascinating theater on a rain-soaked muddle of a course, a sliding photo finish between Deibold and Jacob in the semifinals of men's snowboard cross on Tuesday morning. Mere inches separated the teammates fighting for the last spot in the final.
Advertisement
SPORTS
February 16, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia -- He stunned people last week at the Olympics when he talked about having more concussions than his age, seeming blissfully unconcerned. There was the great leap over a moving train, while on a snowboard several years ago, much to the great displeasure of folks at Union Pacific. Recently, he ignited the Internet with a stunt at Travis Pastrana's compound in Maryland, blasting off a massive ramp, into the sky, seemingly headed for trouble and "kicked off a tree" before landing safely.
SPORTS
February 17, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia - The waiting Monday morning and afternoon was something to be embraced, not detested. There was no fear in U.S. snowboarder Nate Holland's vocabulary when weather disrupted the Olympic schedule, causing a day's delay to the men's snowboard cross event. "I live for days like this," Holland said. "Like I said, it was a dress rehearsal. You get a free rush out of it…. Like I said, we'll be back tomorrow. Hopefully the weather cooperates. It's time to go. Tomorrow should be a good day to try and win the Olympics.
NEWS
February 15, 2014 | By Lori Riley and Lisa Dillman
If Lindsey Jacobellis didn't grab her snowboard, fall, and finish second in the snowboard cross in the 2006 Olympics, she probably wouldn't be in Sochi. "I look back and say, if I ever won the gold in 2006, I probably wouldn't be in the sport," Jacobellis said. "I was pushed so hard at a young age and didn't even realize that I loved it then. I know for a fact I love it now. Winning the gold [in Sochi] would actually make me look back more on my silver in 2006 and say, 'I'm glad I stuck with it and decided to do it because it made me the individual I am today.'" The Olympic snowboard cross is Sunday, and it has been a long road back for Jacobellis, 28. She has been the sport's most dominant female athlete, winning three world championships and seven gold medals in the X Games.
SPORTS
January 27, 2007 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Snowboarder X takes center stage today, nearly a year after it made its Olympics debut as snowboard cross. That was a rollicking romp for the women and men on the speedy course in the Italian Alps, when Lindsey Jacobellis stumbled close to the finish line and watched her gold-medal hopes fade to silver, and Seth Wescott won by the length of a snowboard to realize his dream. Both are back in the U.S.
SPORTS
February 17, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia - The waiting Monday morning and afternoon was something to be embraced, not detested. There was no fear in U.S. snowboarder Nate Holland's vocabulary when weather disrupted the Olympic schedule, causing a day's delay to the men's snowboard cross event. "I live for days like this," Holland said. "Like I said, it was a dress rehearsal. You get a free rush out of it…. Like I said, we'll be back tomorrow. Hopefully the weather cooperates. It's time to go. Tomorrow should be a good day to try and win the Olympics.
SPORTS
February 18, 2006 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Lindsey Jacobellis struggled through so many close calls to put herself in position to win the gold ... only to throw it away at the end. Jacobellis opened so large a lead during the culmination of Friday's snowboard cross competition that Olympic glory must have seemed palpable. But Olympic glory eluded the athlete like a runaway train after she fell during what looked to be an ill-advised freestyle trick and watched helplessly as someone sped by and claimed the top spot on the podium.
SPORTS
February 17, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia -- It's a seriously foggy day -- cue up some Radiohead or, if you like the crooners, some Frank Sinatra -- at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, where snowboarding competition has been canceled for the day. The snowboard cross competition is now set to begin here at 10:30 a.m. local time on Tuesday, forgoing qualifying runs and beginning with elimination rounds. One of the snowboarders waiting out the delay is 20-year-old Californian Trevor Jacob, who is from Malibu and Mammoth and now lives in Paso Robles.
SPORTS
February 22, 2006 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Hold on to your helmets ... Snowboarding is back in the Winter Olympics after a five-day layoff and that means Tyler Jewell, the only U.S. entry in today's parallel giant slalom, has had plenty of time to come up with something to keep the U.S. rolling. Ten days ago, Shaun White, a.k.a. the Flying Tomato, started things off for the snowboard team -- and for the U.S. in general -- by striking gold in the halfpipe.
SPORTS
February 17, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia -- U.S. snowboarder Nate Holland had one inspection run on a foggy day in the mountains with limited visibility on the Olympic course. He got busy trying to think how he would handle it if the competition went forward on Monday. “When I first inspected the course, you think what you're going to do off these features and you can't see anything," Holland said. "You'd have to ride by braille. "I've studied this course and I was confident I'd be able to make it down it. But there's that screwiness factor that [having]
SPORTS
February 17, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia -- It's a seriously foggy day -- cue up some Radiohead or, if you like the crooners, some Frank Sinatra -- at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, where snowboarding competition has been canceled for the day. The snowboard cross competition is now set to begin here at 10:30 a.m. local time on Tuesday, forgoing qualifying runs and beginning with elimination rounds. One of the snowboarders waiting out the delay is 20-year-old Californian Trevor Jacob, who is from Malibu and Mammoth and now lives in Paso Robles.
SPORTS
February 16, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia - It wasn't the hint of danger from the challenging snowboard cross course that got into the head of Lindsey Jacobellis. From Turin to Vancouver to Sochi, the problem could be something else for arguably the best rider never to win gold. Jacobellis was far out in front in the semifinals of the women's snowboard cross event at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. She crashed about three-quarters of the way down the course despite a tenacious effort to hold on. "I thought I was going to be able to pull it off, and as soon as I hit that snow, it just slows you down so quickly," Jacobellis said.
SPORTS
February 16, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia -- He stunned people last week at the Olympics when he talked about having more concussions than his age, seeming blissfully unconcerned. There was the great leap over a moving train, while on a snowboard several years ago, much to the great displeasure of folks at Union Pacific. Recently, he ignited the Internet with a stunt at Travis Pastrana's compound in Maryland, blasting off a massive ramp, into the sky, seemingly headed for trouble and "kicked off a tree" before landing safely.
SPORTS
February 17, 2010 | Bill Plaschke
The skid occurred at the top of the hill. The marks were left at the bottom. Lindsey Jacobellis' ride for Olympic redemption slid off the Cypress Mountain course in the first turn of the snowboard cross semifinals Tuesday, but she still grabbed the last word. The last two words, actually. Take that. Remember how four years ago in Turin, Italy, Jacobellis blew a gold medal when she attempted a trick on her final jump, eating snow and finishing second? Remember how she was criticized for putting snowboard style ahead of gold-medal substance?
SPORTS
February 17, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
The Gaffe. And now . . . the Gate. Lindsey Jacobellis and the Olympic gold medal apparently are not destined to go hand in hand. On Tuesday, Jacobellis, of Stratton, Vt., failed to reach the women's snowboard cross final, going off the course in the semifinal round, nicking a course gate. There was some tight jockeying on the upper part of the course with eventual gold medalist Maelle Ricker of Canada. Jacobellis came off the first jump and landed off balance, desperately trying to regain her line but ending up in contact with the gate, an automatic disqualification.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|