Kotsenburg honoured by USSA
Olympic Slopestyle Gold medallist Sage Kotsenburg was honoured by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association with the 2014 Snowboarding Athlete of the Year award.
At the age of 16, Sage Kotsenburg (Park City, UT) sat down and mapped out his plan for the future.
Slopestyle snowboarding was not yet an Olympic event, but he knew if he worked for it, his dream of being in the Olympic Games could happen.
After four years of hard work and dedication, he won the first-ever Olympic gold medal in slopestyle snowboarding.
In addition to his athletic success, Kotsenburg is known among his teammates for his unparalleled love of snowboarding and positive attitude. Not only is he a talented athlete, but he also is a great role model and ambassador for his sport.
The USSA also recognized former USSA President and CEO Bill Marolt with the Julius Blegen Award, its highest honour, for vision and service that led the USSA to become Best in the World.
Ski & Snowboard Club Vail was named Club of the Year and also walked away with top honours in four individual sports.
The awards were presented May 16 in Park City during the annual USSA Congress at the Park City Marriott.