2023-24 Hydro Flask U.S. Snowboard Team Awards Winners Announced

U.S. Ski & Snowboard officially announces the 2023-24 Snowboard Awards recipients.

Nominated and voted on by the Hydro Flask U.S. Snowboard Team athletes and staff, the awards highlight a standout team member in four categories: Athlete of the Year, Best Comeback, Rookie of the Year, and Staff Member of the Year. The pool of candidates is drawn from both pro and rookie teams across all three disciplines, including slopestyle, snowboardcross, and halfpipe. 

“The winners of each category represent the best of the best from the 2023-24 season,” said Hydro Flask Snowboard Team Sport Director, Rick Bower. “The nomination and voting process was tight for each award, which shows the incredible amount of respect athletes and staff have within the team. We are so proud of the culture this team has established across all three disciplines and are excited to watch as they continue to build on this upward momentum.”

Congratulations to the following athletes and staff!


Red Gerard

  • 2024 Aspen X Games; gold (slopestyle)
  • Edmonton World Cup; third place (big air)
  • Visa Big Air presented by Toyota; third place (big air)

Maddie Mastro

  • 2023-24 FIS women's halfpipe World Cup rankings; second overall
  • 2024 Dew Tour; gold
  • Calgary World Cup; second place
  • Secret Garden World Cup; third place
  • Toyota U.S. Grand Prix; third place (Copper Mountain)
  • Toyota U.S. Grand Prix; third place (Mammoth Mountain)


Alessandro Barbieri

  • Youth Olympic Winter Games; silver
  • Winsport Calgary Nor-Am Cup; first place

Rebecca Flynn

  • FIS Junior World Championships; first place (big air)
  • FIS Junior World Championships; third place (slopestyle)
  • Youth Olympic Winter Games; silver (big air)
  • Sun Peaks Nor-Am Cup; first place (slopestyle)
  • Sun Peaks Nor-Am Cup; second place (big air)
  • Stoneham Nor-Am Cup; second place (big air)


Chase Blackwell

Showing consistent improvement and skill progression throughout the season, Blackwell put down the "best run of [his] career" at the prestigious Laax Open and walked away with a career-best fourth-place finish.

Maddie Mastro

Sidelined by a crash in Calgary, Alberta at the end of the 2022-2023 season, Mastro battled back to display some of the best halfpipe riding of her career, earning a spot on the podium in every competition she entered throughout the 2023-24 season.


Bea Kim

In only her first season at the pro level, Kim earned her first World Cup podium at the Laax Open and finished third overall in the 2023-24 FIS women's halfpipe World Cup rankings.

Levko Fedorowycz

Along with first-place results at two Nor-Am Cups and a National Championship win, Fedorowycz improved 10 spots in the FIS halfpipe World Cup rankings over the course of the 2023-24 season. 


Missy Konig - Team Manager

From booking flights to organizing schedules and everything in between, Konig is a well-loved Hydro Flask U.S. Snowboard Team staff member. Her dedication to athlete's well-being and commitment to the organization's success doesn't go unnoticed.


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