Alex Diebold, right, a member of the U.S. National Snowboarder Cross Team, claimed the bronze medal at Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada last Saturday.
Alex Diebold, right, a member of the U.S. National Snowboarder Cross Team, claimed the bronze medal at Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada last Saturday. Reaching the podium in the event, an Olympic qualifier, puts him one step closer to making the team that will compete at the Sochi Olympics in February. (Arden Shibley Photo)