LAST UPDATED MARCH 14, 2015
What can be said in a Jamie Anderson Snowboarder Bio except that she is all class in the slopestyle arena. Still just 24 and with 9 years of experience on the World Snowboard Tour, Jamie has got plenty of time but not much left that she needs to achieve.
Her stats speak for themselves (but let’s talk about them anyway!)
World Snowboard Tour (WST) Rankings
With 2 Slopestyle titles in the last 3 years with 2013 seeing her second to only Sarka Pancochova that year. With the overall titles she won in 2008 and 2011 that brings her WST titles to 4.
Like Kelly Clark has been in the Half Pipe of late, Anderson is the dominant force in Slopestyle at the moment. She is certainly no stranger to the that no.1 position in competitions.
Seemingly her focus has shifted entirely to Slopestyle in recent years with the Half Pipe taking a back seat which is likely the reason her overall rankings have dropped slightly in the last couple of years.
However, this sacrifice has brought greater successes in the Slopestyle and that Olympic Gold she won earlier this year in Sochi is more than compensation for a WST overall drop (not to mention those WST slopestyle trophies!)
Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Success
Yes I alluded to it in the last paragraph, Jamie Anderson won the first ever Slopestyle Gold Medal in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
What better reward for focusing on Slopestyle? Maybe that was the point going into the Olympics?
It will certainly be interesting to see if she stays that line heading towards South Korea in 2018 or if she puts a bit more into the Half Pipe in the next couple of years.
Let’s take a look at what won her that gold medal.
Winter X Games
Her Winter X games results have been no less impressive than her other successes.
With 6 Gold medals, and throw in 4 Silvers and 2 Bronze for good measure, she has also dominated the Slopestyle event here as well. In fact she has been on the podium in both Aspen and in the European version in Tignes every single time she has entered, equating to an astonishing 12/12 on the X games podium.
She has stood on that podium for the last 6 years in a row in Aspen and had it not been for injury forcing out of the 2009 event she could possibly have made that 10 years in a row!
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Jamie’s most recent (at the time of the most recent update of this bio) was the 2015 Burton US Open. She won the Slopestyle event and in so doing defended her 2014 US Open title.
Prior to that (January 2015) she won Silver in the Winter X Games Slopestyle event. This was Anderson’s 12th (and 9th at Aspen) X Games medal – and added to her already impressive tally.
She was also 2nd at the Burton European Open held in January.
Unsurprisingly all of this currently has her sitting at the top of World Snowboard Tour’s points list.
So Much Success…
What are the reasons for so much success? Apart from dedication, raw talent and desire to win, maybe it was the fact that she had 7 siblings to compete with?
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