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SHAUN WHITE
2014 Olympic Events: Halfpipe, Slopestyle
Height: 5-9
Weight: 155
DOB: 9/3/86
Birthplace: San Diego, Calif.
Hometown: Carlsbad, Calif.
Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Carlsbad Seaside Academy (Carlsbad, Calif.) '05
ROAD TO SOCHI
White is the two-time defending Olympic halfpipe champion, as well as the winningest snowboarder in X Games history. He has 15 Winter X Games gold medals, including nine in halfpipe and six in slopestyle. He's also a four-time world cup winner and a 13-time U.S. Grand Prix champion. He nabbed a spot on his third Olympic Team in both halfpipe and slopestyle, which is making its debut in Sochi.
PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
  • Two-time Olympic halfpipe champion (2006, 2010)
  • 2013-14 Mammoth Mountain U.S. Grand Prix II slopestyle champion
  • 2008-09 Breckenridge Dew Tour slopestyle champion
  • 2007-08 World Snowboard Tour standings, 1st (overall)
  • 2006-07 World Snowboard Tour standings, 1st (overall)
  • 2005-06 U.S. Grand Prix standings, 1st
  • Four-time world cup champion
  • 15-time Winter X Games participant (Aspen-2000-13; Tignes-2012)
  • Nine-time X Games halfpipe champion (Aspen-2003, 2006, 2008-13; Tignes-2012)
  • Six-time X Games slopestyle champion (Aspen-2003-06, 2009; Tignes-2012)
  • 13-time U.S. Grand Prix halfpipe champion
  • Five-time U.S. Open halfpipe champion
  • Three-time U.S. Open slopestyle champion
  • Three-time Dew Tour halfpipe champion
  • 10-time ESPY Award winner
PERSONAL
Son of Cathy and Roger White…Has a sister, Kari, and a brother, Jesse…Survived two open-heart surgeries in his infancy…Became sponsored at 7 years old…Is also a professional skateboarder…Plays in a rock band called Bad Things, which performed at the 2013 Lollapalooza music festival…Hobbies include traveling, surfing and skateboarding.
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