US Snowboarding Unveils 2011 World Championship Team


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U.S. Snowboarding has announced its team for the 2011 World Championships in La Molina, Spain, according to TransWorld Snowboarding. Leading the team of 21 athletes are three Olympians: Seth Wescott, Olympic gold medalist in 2006 and 2010 and World Champion in 2005; Lindsey Jacobellis, Olympic silver medalist in 2006 and two-time World Champion; and Nate Holland, six-time X Games gold medalist and bronze medalist at the 2007 World Championships.

The 2011 World Championships will run from January 15 through January 22. For more information and a calendar of events, check out the FIS Web site. The International Ski Federation (FIS) oversees Olympic and many non-Olympic ski sports and was founded in 1924 in Chamonix, France.

For a some sound advice from another Olympic snowboarder, check out Gretchen Bleiler's Top 10 Snowboarding Tips.

— Will Grant