Accomplished Olympians And Dominant Snowboarders: Clark, Jacobellis Are Off To The Games
Vermont is sending two seasoned Olympians to compete in PyeongChang, South Korea, for the US Snowboarding Team.
Home: West Dover, Vermont
Olympic history: Won gold in halfpipe in 2002 in Salt Lake City; finished fourth in 2006 in Torino, took bronze in Vancouver in 2010 and bronze in 2014 in Sochi.
Career highlights: Clark has more than 70 victories, including seven X Games golds, five World Snowboard tour titles and eight U.S. Open crowns.
Backstory: Was the first woman to land a 1080 in competition  and is considered the most dominant snowboarder —man or woman — in history.
Began on a plastic Mobile Monster snowboard from K-Mart when she first skied at Mount Snow Academy.
Home: Stratton Mountain, Vermont
Olympic history: Won silver in snowboard cross in Torino in 2006, was fifth in 2010 in Vancouver and seventh in 2014 in Sochi.
Career highlights: Considered the most dominant women’s snowboard cross racer in history. She has 27 World Cup wins and 43 top-three finishes in 72 races.
A 10-time X Games champion and four-time world champion.
Backstory: First began competing at age 15 in the 2003 X Games, the year she graduated from Stratton Mountain School.
Her older brother, Ben, keyed her interest in snowboarding. An avid surfer in the off-season.
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