Laconia native Chas Guldemond joins US Olympic Team

Chas Guldemond, a native of Laconia, was selected to the U.S. Olympic Team following a selection event at Mammoth Mountain, Calif. on Saturday. Guldemond will join fellow team members Shaun White and Sage Kotsenberg in the snowboard slopestyle event. The 26 year-old Guldemond currently resides in Reno, Nev. His professional career was kick-started in 2006 when he took second place at the U.S. Open. Since then, he's won nearly every accolade available to slopestyle snowboarders. The slopestyle snowboarding competition at the XXII Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia will be held on Feb. 8.