• US Snowboarding Grand Prix #1 Mammoth Update


    Posted over 4 years ago by Matty Swanson

    The second US Snowboarding Grand Pix has come to Mammoth Mountain in sunny California. And the conditions today were picture perfect for riding, viewing, and figuring out who is going to make the US Olympic Snowboard team. This weekend another pipe event will take us one step closer to the team announcement at the end of January in Park City.

  • Shaun Takes 1st & GB Scores 2nd at US Grand Prix

    Shaun White Thanking The Crowd

    Posted over 4 years ago by Matt Murray

    The best superpipe snowboarders in the worlds were all at Copper Mountain, Colorado this week, for the first of five US Grand Prix events. With several national snowboard teams using this series as their Olympic team qualifiers, the pressure was on everyone in the superpipe today. With several new tricks being unveiled this summer in New Zealand including double cork 1080’s and 1260’s. The bar has been raised so high, that to win an event this season you need to land every trick perfect. And include at least one of the new double cork tricks. Not an easy task by any means.

  • Gretchen Bleiler Qualifies 1st at Copper

    Gretchen Bleiler Determined

    Posted over 4 years ago by Matt Swanson

    The snowboarding industry has all come to Copper Mountain, Colorado for the first US Grand Prix snowboarding event. The temperatures were well below freezing and clear skies, women’s snowboarding stepped it up again. With a field of 50 competitors riding in two heats, the pressure was on everyone as the first contest of the season was underway. The US Grand Prix events are the qualifying series for the US Team selections. And the US women’s team dominated the day.

Ellery Hollingsworth



Date of Birth:
September 2, 1991
Darien, CT
Nike, Oakley, Gatorade, Nixon, US Snowboard Team

Career Highlights

    • 2010: Best Trick, US Open of Snowboarding
    • 2010: 3rd, US Open Halfpipe
    • 2009: 3rd, CoverGirl Snow Angels
    • 2009: 3rd, US Open Halfpipe
    • 2009: 3rd, Dew Tour - Mt. Snow, VT
    • 2009: Nominated Transworld Snowboarding Rider's Poll Award “Rookie of the Year”
    • 2009: First Female to land a 1080 in Superpipe
    • 2008: 2nd, Chevrolet US Grand Prix Halfpipe
    • 2008: 3rd, Chevrolet US Grand Prix Halfpipe
    • 2008: 3rd, Jeep King of the Mountain Halfpipe
    • 2006: Rookie of the Year, US Open of Snowboarding Championships