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KELLY CLARK

Kelly Clark is the most dominant female snowboarder in history, and with the most podiums (and wins) in the halfpipe by any snowboarder. Kelly started snowboarding at Mount Snow in Vermont on a plastic Mobile Monster snowboard from K-Mart at the age of six. She and her brother Tim grew up above the family owned TC's Restaurant and she attended Mount Snow Academy and begin competing professionally while in high school. She became sponsored by Burton Snowboards, a collaboration that is still ongoing as their top female pipe rider.

 

Eight months after graduation from Mt Snow Academy, she was the youngest competitor in the field at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, and at age 18 won the first U.S. gold medal of the Games. Favored to repeat at the 2006 Olympics, Kelly went for broke on her final run, when playing it safe would have been enough to medal. She had amazing amplitude but caught an edge on her last trick - a huge 900 - and landed badly, winding up fourth. In the 2008-09 season, Clark was first or second in all 16 of her competitions heading into 2010 Olympic year. In Vancouver, Clark won her second Olympic medal, this time a bronze. Clark posted 16 consecutive victories during the 2011-12 season, a streak that should stand for many years!

 

The following year, she returned to World Cup competition, posting a record 60th career win, which is more than any other male or female snowboarder. In 2013 Kelly qualified for her fourth Olympics in Sochi Russia. She won a bronze, giving her three total Olympic medals in her career. While four Olympics is a huge accomplishment, Kelly has also won every other contest and title along the way including numerous XGames medals and even an Espy! In the past few years, she has established the Kelly Clark Foundation  which helps provide youth with the resources and opportunities they need to achieve their highest potential through snowboarding.

 

Cheer for her in the upcoming 2018 Olympic Games! Who knows where her career will lead her next, but Kelly continues competing because she loves the sport of snowboarding! TC's Restaurant at Mount Snow in Vermont is proud to showcase her many accomplishments from her long relationship with snowboarding.

Olympic Experience:

  • Five-time Olympian (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018); Three-time Olympic medalist (1 gold, 2 bronzes)

  • Sochi 2014, bronze (halfpipe)

  • Vancouver 2010, bronze (halfpipe)

  • Torino 2006, 4th (halfpipe)

  • Salt Lake 2002, gold (halfpipe)

 

Other Career Highlights:

  • 2017 FIS World Cup Standings, 2nd (halfpipe), 8th (overall)

  • 2016 FIS World Cup Standings, 2nd (halfpipe), 5th (overall)

  • 2016 X Games Oslo, silver (superpipe)

  • 2015 FIS World Cup Standings, 1st (halfpipe), 3rd (overall)

  • 2015 X Games Aspen, silver (superpipe)

  • 2014 FIS World Cup Standings, 1st (halfpipe), 2nd (overall)

  • 2014 X Games Aspen, gold (superpipe)

  • 2013 FIS World Cup Standings, 1st (overall, halfpipe)

  • 2013 X Games Tignes, gold (superpipe)

  • 2013 X Games Aspen, gold (superpipe)

  • 2012 X Games Aspen, gold (superpipe)

  • 2012 X Games Tignes, gold (superpipe)

  • 2011 X Games Aspen, gold (superpipe)

  • 2011 X Games Tignes, gold (superpipe)

  • 2010 X Games Aspen, silver (superpipe)

  • 2009 FIS World Cup Standings, 8th (halfpipe)

  • 2009 X Games Aspen, silver (superpipe)

  • 2008 X Games Aspen, bronze (superpipe)

  • 2006 X Games Aspen, gold (superpipe)

  • 2004 X Games Aspen, silver (superpipe)

  • 2003 X Games Aspen, silver (superpipe)

  • 2002 X Games Aspen, gold (superpipe)

  • 2001 FIS World Cup Standings, 10th (halfpipe)

  • Owns the most X Games medals for a female

  • Has appeared in 19 consecutive Winter X Games, the longest streak in Winter X Games history

  • In 2011, became the first woman to land a 1,080 degree spin in competition

Congratulations Kelly on being a 5-time  Olympic athlete!