Team USA Medal Tracker: Snowboarding World Cup Big White

By U.S. Paralympics | Feb. 05, 2019, 2 p.m. (ET)
The U.S. team competes at the 2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships in Kranjska Gora and Sella Nevea from Jan. 21-Feb. 1.
Brenna Huckaby will compete in her first world cup of the 2019 season in Big White, Canada, where she won her first world titles just two years ago. 


Team USA returns to the world cup circuit after a two month break at the World Para Snowboard World Cup in Big White, Canada from Feb. 5-7 where athletes will compete in snowboardcross. A number of athletes will make their world cup debuts, including Paralympic medalists Brenna Huckaby, Brittani Coury, For the first time in competition history, the men's upper limb (UL) and lower limb 2 (LL2) classes will race four men side-by-side. This expands upon the first world cup race of the season in Pyha where race directors implemented this only for the LL2 class. Previously being contested in two-way, the start gates will have four riders line up in these races, bringing more excitement and adrenaline with less space to race toward the finish line. Team USA kicked off the world cup circuit with six medals in the first races of the season in Pyha with medalists Keith Gabel, Noah Elliott and Mike Schultz returning to build on their performances.


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U.S. medal graphic for the 2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships.
 Tuesday, February 5 - Snowboardcross

Americans win six medals on opening day of snowboardcross competition in Big White

U.S. athletes won a total of six medals in snowboardcross competition on the first day of races in Big White. Keith Gabel collected his first gold of the world cup season as Brenna Huckaby, Brittani Coury and Zach Miller won their first medals in their world cup debuts this year. 

GOLD

  • Keith Gabel - men's LL2

SILVER

  • Brenna Huckaby - women's LL1
  • Brittani Coury - women's LL2
  • Noah Elliott - men's LL1

BRONZE

  • Mike Schultz - men's LL1
  • Zach Miller - men's LL2

Other Team USA Finishes

  • 4th: Dan Strausbaugh - men's UL
  • 5th: Joe Pleban - men's LL2, James Sides - men's UL
  • 6th - Michael Spivey - men's UL
  • 7th: Tyler Burdick - men's LL1

Keith Gabel, pictured on the podium, won his first gold of the season in snowboardcross at the 2019 World Para Snowboard World Cup in Big White, Canada.
Keith Gabel (center) won his first gold of the season in snowboardcross on the opening day of competition at the 2019 World Para Snowboard World Cup in Big White, Canada.

Brittani Coury, pictured above on the podium, won silver in the women's LL2 class in her 2019 world cup debut at the World Para Snowboard World Cup in Big White, Canada.
Brittani Coury (left), kicked off her world cup debut of the 2019 season with silver in the women's LL2 class at the World Para Snowboard World Cup in Big White, Canada.

 

Thursday, February 7 - Snowboardcross

Huckaby, Schultz return to the top of the podium on final day in Canada

Paralympic champions Brenna Huckaby and Mike Schultz returned to their winning ways this week, returning to the top of the podium in the second snowboardcross races of the week. After being upset in Wednesday's races in the women's and men's LL1 events, Huckaby and Schultz led Team USA to a five-medal performance in addition to seven top-10 finishes to close out world cup competition in Big White.

GOLD

  • Brenna Huckaby - women's LL1
  • Mike Schultz - men's LL1

SILVER

  • Zach Miller - men's LL2

BRONZE

  • Keith Gabel - men's LL2
  • Brittani Coury - women's LL2

Other Team USA Finishes

  • 4th: Noah Elliott - men's LL1
  • 5th: James Sides - men's UL
  • 6th: Joe Pleban - men's LL2, Michael Spivey - men's UL
  • 7th: Dan Strausbaugh - men's UL
  • 8th: Tyler Burdick - men's LL1
  • 9th: Garrett Geros - men's LL2

Mike Schultz, center, is pictured on the podium of the men's LL1 snowboardcross event at the 2019 World Para Snowboard World Cup in Big White, Canada.
Mike Schultz, center, celebrates on the podium after winning snowboardcross gold for his second medal at the World Para Snowboard World Cup in Big White, Canada.

Team USA wrapped competition in Big White with 11 medals, including first podiums this season by Brenna Huckaby, Brittani Coury, and Zach Miller. The U.S. will head back home and then return to Europe for the last world cup in La Molina, Spain (March 4-8) before the World Para Snowboard Championships in Pyha, Finland being held March 26-31. 

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