Jamie Anderson (snowboarder)

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Jamie Anderson
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Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1990-09-13) September 13, 1990 (age 23)
South Lake Tahoe, California
Occupation Professional snowboarder
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Weight 119 pounds (54 kg)
Sport
Country United States
Sport Snowboarding

Jamie Louise Anderson (born September 13, 1990) is an American professional snowboarder. She won the gold medal in the inaugural Women's Slopestyle Event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.[1][2] She has won gold medals in slopestyle at the Winter X Games in consecutive years in 2007/8 and 2012/3.

Personal life[edit]

Anderson was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe, California, the fifth of eight children. She snowboarded for the first time at age nine, and immediately fell in love with the sport. Anderson was homeschooled, allowing her to spend almost every day on the mountains.[3][4]

Career[edit]

Anderson, who has gained popularity with her radiant and down-to-earth personality,[5] has built a reputation as one of the top slopestyle riders in the business.[6] She has been one of the most successful female snowboarders on the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour and took home the gold medal in the Olympic debut of women's snowboard slopestyle at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

In addition to her many career wins, Jamie has been giving back to the snowboarding community through participation in the High Cascade Snowboard Camp.[7] She has hosted a Signature Session™ at High Cascade in 2009–2012 and is scheduled to host another Signature Session™ camp in 2014.

Anderson began snowboarding in 2000, when she received a hand-me-down snowboard at the age of nine, and qualified for the 2004 Winter X Games just four years later. In 2005, she took home a bronze, becoming the youngest female medalist in the competition at age 15.

2006–2007[edit]

During the 2006–2007 season, Anderson won the TTR 6Star Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships slopestyle, and the Roxy Chicken Jam emporium in Kaprun, Austria, the quarterpipe event at the O'Neill Evolution in Davos, the Billabong slopestyle Jam and the Abominable Snow man.

2007–2008[edit]

With impressive[neutrality is disputed] results at all major events on the TTR World Snowboard Tour in 2007–2008, among those victories at the Burton European Open slopestyle and the Roxy Chicken Jam US slopestyle, she took home the Women's Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour Champion title.[8]

Event Star Tier Format Position
Garnier Fructis Australian Open 5star SS 1
Roxy Chicken Jam Europe 6Star SS 2
Burton European Open 6Star SS 1
Nissan X-Trail Nippon Open 5Star SS 2
Chevy Grand Prix 5Star SS 3
Burton US Open 6Star SS 2
Roxy Chicken Jam US 6Star SS 1

2008–2009[edit]

Anderson started off the season with the first half pipe victory of her career with a win in both the slopestyle and halfpipe events of the 5-Star Burton New Zealand Open. After her successful start and after leading the rankings for over 40 weeks, Anderson finished the season in third place on the Swatch TTR Tour due to injury. Though she recovered quickly, Jamie's confidence took a hit with a loss in the next round at the Winter Dew Tour in 2010 .[9]

Event Star Tier Format Position
Burton New Zealand Open 5star SS 1
Burton New Zealand Open 5Star HP 1
Billabong Snowstock 3Star BA 1
Burton Australian Open 5Star HP 3
Burton Australian Open 5Star SS 1
Burton European Open 6Star SS 1
Nissan X-Trail Nippon Open 5Star SS 2

2009–2010[edit]

Again, there was another promising kick-off for Anderson on the TTR World Tour with a win at the 5-Star Burton New Zealand Open slopestyle and the 3Star Billabong Bro Down in Australia. Anderson continued her season with good results from the Winter Dew Tour, finishing off the season in the lead of the Winter Dew Tour Cup Standings.

Anderson then returned to the TTR Tour and took home the Roxy Chicken Jam US slopestyle title and podium finish at the Burton US Open slopestyle. She ended her season in world no. 5 [clarification needed] on the Swatch TTR World Tour. Jamie also ended her season in the no. 1 spot on the Swatch TTR World Tour.

2013–2014[edit]

Jamie won an Olympic gold medal, the first ever offered in slopestyle, at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.[10]

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Australia Stephanie Gilmore
Best Female Action Sports Athlete ESPY Award
2012
Succeeded by
Australia Stephanie Gilmore