Arielle Gold: Don’t call her a pipe jock

Arielle Gold is, as much as anybody, a pipe jock. She has some recent X Games and Dew Tour hardware and a 2013 FIS World Championship title to show for it, made the trip to Sochi with Team USA in 2014, and has been climbing onto some podiums this season, including a third place finish at the Dew Tour in December and a recent second place finish at the U.S. Grand Prix at Park City. The 18 year-old rider’s name gets thrown around a lot in any discussion about the future of women’s halfpipe competition: She’s athletic, trains hard, and has chosen to focus her energy on progression in the pipe.

Still, the term “pipe jock” makes her bristle.

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