2014 was a year filled with ups and downs. After seeing significant progression in my halfpipe riding, I was able to implement that into my competitions, and had strong finishes in nearly every event that I participated in. I was honored to be named the youngest member of the US Olympic Halfpipe Team, and to travel to Sochi alongside my brother, Taylor, who is also a halfpipe snowboarder. On the day of the event, I unfortunately dislocated my shoulder during a practice run, and wasn't able to compete. Representing the United States at my first Olympics was an amazing opportunity, and I'm looking forward to having another chance at my Olympic dream.
2013 was the year that really pushed me over the edge. In my first professional season, I quickly realized that I could make a name for myself amongst snowboarders that I had idolized for years. I earned the title of World Champion at my first professional event, and followed that up with my first X Games invite. Although I was an alternate at the time, an unfortunate injury to one of my fellow competitors, Gretchen Bleiler, gave me the opportunity to compete under the lights. Needless to say, that was the biggest stage that I had ever competed on- and I was starstruck. In the competition, I somehow managed to land one of the best runs of my life, and walked away with a bronze medal. This season was the season that truly jumpstarted my career, and gave me so many incredible opportunities and experiences that I will never forget.
Podium and Winning Run From Burton European Open
NBC Olympic Interview
Sprint US Grand Prix Second Place Run
Burton US Open Post Interview
We saw a huge breakthrough in the progression of women's snowboarding in 2015. More and more women were attempting and landing 1080s in competition; pushing the sport farther than it has ever been pushed before. This year's competition has been inspiring, and has proved to be a time of growth for myself and for the women I'm competing alongside. We are continuously pushing each other to the next level, and having so much fun while doing it.
Laax Open Highlights
2016 proved to be one of the best years I've ever had. Having started off the season as the 2016 LAAX Open gold medalist, I followed up the finish with podiums at over half of the events that I attended. I had an amazing season traveling the world and training in some of the most beautiful places that I have ever been, and also had the opportunity to go to the Super Bowl and watch my Broncos take home the Lombardi Trophy. 2016 turned out to be a great year, and I can't wait to see what 2017 has in store.
Started the new year off on a high note. I continued to experience success in Switzerland after finishing on the podium for the second consecutive season. I have received so much love and support from my family, friends, and fans, and I am so grateful to all of you for keeping me motivated to give it my all every day!
X Games Athlete Profile
Laax Open Podium 2017