• Starting the Party: Sandbech and McMorris Medal in Olympic Debut of Slopestyle in Sochi

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    Posted 2 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    Well, that’s over. Slopestyle has been unveiled to the masses. It’s come out from under its X Games-nurtured rock and spread its awesomeness over everything else that will happen in Sochi, Russia. And what a debut! It had excitement, it had drama, it had triple corks, it had suspense and it had drama (did we already say that?). In the end, it had a trio of snowboarders on the podium that exude exactly what the sport is all about: having fun and going big. Norwegian Stale Sandbech ended up with the silver medal, while Canada’s Mark McMorris, who landed two triple corks in his run, settled for Bronze. USA’s Sage Kotsenburg won Gold.

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

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    Posted 2 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).

  • Oakley Snow Team Heads to Winter X Games, Final Warm Up for Sochi Olympics

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    Posted 3 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    The stakes are always high at X Games. At this event above all other, the Action Sports community is on lookout for the newest tricks from the biggest names, and even, from those names who aren’t yet as familiar. The next big thing is always just a run away.

Mark McMorris

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www.markmcmorris.com

Date of Birth:
December 9, 1993
Hometown:
Regina, Canada – "Rhymes with..."
Sponsors:
Burton, Red Bull, Oakley, DVS, AWSM, Mophie, The Source, Crab Grab
Hobbies:
Skateboarding, Shredbots

Career Highlights

    • 2014: 1st, Burton US Open Slopestyle – Vail, CO
    • 2014: Bronze Medal, Winter Olympics Slopestyle – Sochi, Russia
    • 2014: Silver Medal, Winter X Games Slopestyle – Aspen, CO
    • 2013: 1st, Dew Tour Slopestyle – Breckenridge
    • 2013: Silver Medal, Euro X Games Slopestyle – Tignes, France
    • 2012/13: World Snowboard Tour Overall Slopestyle Champion
    • 2013: 1st, Burton US Open Slopestyle – Vail, CO
    • 2013: Gold Medal, Winter X Games Slopestyle
    • 2013: Silver Medal, Winter X Games Big Air
    • 2013: "Jumper of the Year," Snowboarder Magazine
    • 2012: 1st, Dew Tour Slopestyle - Breckenridge, CO
    • 2012: 1st, Dew Tour Big Air - Breckenridge, CO
    • 2012: Silver Medal, Winter X Games Slopestyle - Europe
    • 2012: 3rd, Burn River Jump Big Air
    • 2012: Gold Medal, Winter X Games Slopestyle - Aspen
    • 2012: Gold Medal, Winter X Games Big Air - Aspen
    • 2011: 2nd, Burton US Open Slopestyle - Vermont
    • 2011: 1st, Burton New Zealand Open Slopestyle
    • 2011: 3rd, Toyota Big Air
    • 2011: 2nd, Dew Tour Slopestyle
    • 2011: 1st, Air & Style Innsbruck Big Air
    • 2011: Silver Medal, Winter X Games Slopestyle - Aspen
    • 2011: 2nd, O'Neill Evolution Big Air
    • 2010: 1st, Air & Style Beijing
    • 2010: Silver Medal, Winter X Games Slopestyle
    • 2010: 3rd, Burn River Jump Big Air