"The biggest thing about this group of girls is we're just friends," Bowman said. "We travel together, we ski together all the time, and there's such good camaraderie. I'm so excited to go to Russia with them. We're going to have a great time."
Lindsey Jacobellis pushed past Eva Samkova and Helene Olafsen to win her eighth gold medal in the Snowboarder X race, setting a record for golds by a woman in X Games history.
"With the last two years, what I've been through, it's like the icing on the cake," said Jacobellis, who has had several knee surgeries and a long recovery process since blowing out her left ACL at X Games Aspen 2012. The race was not contested at X Games Aspen 2013.
Jacobellis is headed to Sochi next month for her third Olympics, where she'll be aiming for her first gold after winning silver in 2006 and finishing fifth in 2010. She said the X Games win gives her the "best confidence I could have going into Sochi."
Jacobellis got a slow start out of the gate but made up for it farther down the course.