• Podium Party: Oakley Action Sports Athletes Make Their Mark on Sochi Olympics


    Posted 5 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    The medals have been awarded. The flame has been extinguished. The talk show circuit is complete. The Kellogg’s cereal boxes are on the shelves. Shake it out. Exhale. It’s over. The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are at their end. The world watched as skiers and snowboarders put on some of the most exciting performances of the Games. New stars arose; some pre-existing ones excelled as well. Joss Christensen shocked the freeskiing world; Jamie Anderson reaffirmed her dominance in snowboarding Slopestyle. Mark McMorris was humble and professional despite adversity; 15-year-old Ayumu Hirano was quiet yet explosive. Shaun White didn’t have his best days, nor did Kaya Turski – but both will be back. Sports aren’t predictable. Sports aren’t always fair. The Olympics proved those facts, for better or worse. And in the end, in total, Oakley athletes won 84 medals at the 2014 edition of the Winter Olympics.

  • Jamie Anderson Wins First-Ever Women's Olympic Slopestyle Gold; Jones Takes Bronze


    Posted 5 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    Jamie Anderson knows how to play it cool. She’s not one to get too high or too low or let the weight of a moment impact how she rides. On the biggest stage for snowboarding, she knew how to withstand the drastic pressure that is being the favorite in an event making its debut on the Olympic stage. She needed a big run on a course that had caused problems for the majority of the riders in the field, and she did just that. She rose when the rest fell, just as she’s done so many times before. And she won the first-ever Olympic gold in the debut of women’s snowboard Slopestyle. “Elder states(wo)man” Jenny Jones of Great Britain took the bronze.

  • End of the Road: Oakley Snowboarders and Freeskiers Step Into Spotlight in Sochi


    Posted 6 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    The stage is set. The qualifications and training and travel has passed. The goal now is simple: shine on the brightest stage in all of sport – the Olympics. Our top snowboarders and freeskiers have arrived to Sochi, Russia, prepared to step into the spotlight. A few have been on the Olympic stage before, but for most, this will likely be an experience like none other in their careers. The presence of action sports in the Olympics has increased dramatically for this XXII Winter Olympics Games. Snowboarding made its first foray into the Olympics in 1998 in Nagano, Japan when Halfpipe made its debut. This year, Snowboard Slopestyle and Freeskiing Halfpipe and Slopestyle join the frey, and all of a sudden the Olympics are a bit more exciting, a bit more hip – a bit more relevant (yes, we’re sure there are heaps of young people influenced both athletically and culturally by Biathlon).

Jamie Anderson



Date of Birth:
September 13, 1990
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Billabong, Monster Energy, Oakley, GoPro, Widsix, Sierra-at-Tahoe
Yoga, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Longboarding and SUP

Career Highlights

    • 9x Winter X Games Slopestyle Medalist
    • 2014: Won ESPYS for Best Female U.S. Olympian & Best Female Action Sports Athlete
    • 2014: World Snowboard Tour Slopestyle Champion
    • 2014: 1st, Burton US Open Slopestyle – Vail, CO
    • 2014: Gold Medal, Sochi Winter Olympics Slopestyle
    • 2013: 1st, Dew Tour Slopestyle – Breckenridge, Colo.
    • 2013: "No. 2 Rider of the Year," Snowboarder Magazine Reader's Poll
    • 2012: 1st, Roxy Snow Pro Slopestyle – Saalbach/Hinterglemm, AUT
    • 2012: 1st, Burton Canadian Open Slopestyle – Calgary, CAN
    • 2011: 1st, Burton New Zealand Open – Cardrona, NZL
    • 2011: 2nd, Burton US Open Slopestyle – Stratton Mtn, VT