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50 Sochi Olympians On Board For Snowboarding Championships In Vail

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Danny Davis of the United States competes in the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Finals on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Danny Davis of the United States competes in the Snowboard Men’s Halfpipe Finals on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

VAIL, Colo. (CBS4) – More than 50 Sochi Olympians are expected to compete in next week’s annual Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships in Vail.

It’s the 32nd year for the event, which already has an “already incredible roster of the world’s best riders,” according to officials from the event.

The championships will be held March 3 through March 8.

“I’m excited for the US Open – it’s always fun to ride at an event that is not only just for snowboarders, but also run by snowboarders,” Burton Team Rider Danny Davis said in a statement.

Davis plans to compete in both slopestyle and halfpipe at this year’s Open.

“The Open is legendary. I look forward to this event every year,” he said.

The following are just some of the riders confirmed for the US Open:

  • Mark McMorris
  • Kelly Clark
  • Danny Davis
  • Taku Hiraoka
  • Greg Bretz
  • Stale Sandbech
  • Jamie Anderson
  • Kaitlyn Farrington
  • Chloe Kim
  • Louie Vito
  • Brothers Ben and Gabe Ferguson

For more information on who will be competing and the schedule of events, visit Burton.com.

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