VALLNORD, Andorra -– Trevor Jacob (Mammoth) rode to his career first snowboardcross victory Saturday in the FIS Snowboard World Cup in Vallnord, putting him in prime position to make the Olympic team with just a month before Sochi.
Olympic medalist Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, Vt.) took third in the women’s race with Canadian rider Dominique Maltais sealing the victory. It was only Jacob’s 10th World Cup start.
A core of American men claimed three other spots in the top 10, including Nate Holland (Squaw Valley) in fourth, Nick Baumgartner (Iron River, Mich.) in sixth and Alex Deibold (Manchester Center, Vt) in 10th.
Deibold, Jacob and Holland have all satisfied the objective criteria for Olympic team qualification. The team will be named later this month.
Seth Wescott (Sugarloaf, Maine) was set for a comeback after a knee took him out of competition in March, but he missed qualifying by 0.02 on Friday.
Jackie Hernandez (Londonderry, Vt.) finished ninth with Callan Chythlook-Sifsof (Girdwood, Alaska) and Faye Gulini (Salt Lake City) taking 23rd and 26th.