Shaun White punches ticket for Olympics

UPDATE:  Look out Olympics, here comes the Flying Tomato. After finishing second to Danny Davis on Wednesday, Shaun White won Saturday’s U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix final at Mammoth Mountain, in the process clinching a spot in the Olympic Games in Vancouver next month. Find out who else has the inside track to the Olympics in the Sierra Sun’s report on the event, the fourth of five U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix contests used to determine the U.S. Olympic roster.

PREVIOUSLY: Kelly Clark and Danny Davis won the women’s and men’s competition on Wednesday at the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain in California. Shaun White and Hannah Teter also placed well. And the fun’s not over as another competition’s being held at Mammoth this weekend.

Olympic gold medalists Kelly Clark and Shaun White both qualified first on Tuesday in the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain in California. The halfpipe finals take place today (Jan. 6) and mark the second of five Olympic qualifiers. Read more.

It’s time for round two in snowboard superpipe qualifying for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. You might remember round one in the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix held at Copper Mountain in early December, the winners were Shaun White and Kelly Clark in men’s and the women’s competition, followed by Louie Vito and Gretchen Bleiler. Read more. Now it’s time for two superpipe contests at Mammoth Mountain, Calif. And if you need more information about the event, including a schedule, visit here.

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