The 26-member U.S. Olympic snowboard team was named Tuesday, headlined by Shaun White, Kelly Clark and Chloe Kim.
White, Clark and Kim — as well as Olympic medalists Jamie Anderson and Lindsey Jacobellis — automatically qualified for the team earlier this season.
The biggest news Tuesday was in the omissions. The following snowboarders failed to make the PyeongChang roster:
Hannah Teter — 2006 Olympic halfpipe champion
Seth Wescott — 2006, 2010 Olympic snowboard cross champion
Nate Holland — Seven-time X Games snowboard cross champion
Alex Deibold — 2014 Olympic snowboard cross bronze medalist
Teter, Wescott, Holland and Deibold all competed in Olympic qualifiers, but none ranked among the top four Americans in their events this season.
The full U.S. Olympic snowboard team:
Kelly Clark — 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 Olympian
Arielle Gold — 2014 Olympian
Shaun White — 2006, 2010, 2014 Olympian
Kim is the gold-medal favorite. White is among the favorites along with Scotty James of Australia and Ayumu Hirano of Japan. The U.S. women could sweep the podium.
Jamie Anderson — 2014
Jessika Jenson — 2014
Ryan Stassel — 2014
The U.S. women could sweep either the big air or slopestyle podium, too. The U.S. swept the first Olympic slopestyle titles in Sochi with Anderson and the now-retired Sage Kotsenburg. Big air makes its Olympic debut in PyeongChang.
Faye Gulini — 2010, 2014
Lindsey Jacobellis — 2006, 2010, 2014
Nick Baumgartner — 2010, 2014
Jacobellis is a five-time world champion and 10-time X Games champion but owns just one Olympic medal, and it’s a silver. She finished second and then won the next two World Cups to start this season to clinch her fourth Olympic berth.
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The U.S. last earned an Alpine snowboarding medal in 2006 and isn’t favored to make the podium in PyeongChang.
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