“She won the event today, and she made the Olympic team!” Kaitlyn Farrington’s dad screamed into a cellphone.
Behind him, a crowd of snowboarding fans waited for the US Olympic snowboard team announcement at Mammoth Mountain, California on Sunday. Music was blasting while the announcer was tossing hats and t-shirts to an enthusiastic crowd.
“Can you hear me?” Kaitlyn’s dad shouted. “She made the Olympic team!”
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Photo: Kaitlyn Farrington clinched her spot on the Olympic halfpipe snowboarding team Sunday with her victory at the final event of the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix series at Mammoth Mountain. Kelly Clark took for second and Hannah Teter finished third. | © Tom Zikas