Jamie Anderson (snowboarder)

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Jamie Anderson
Jamie Anderson.JPG
Anderson in 2013
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1990-09-13) September 13, 1990 (age 28)
South Lake Tahoe, California
Height5 ft 3 in (160 cm)
Weight119 lb (54 kg)
Sport
CountryUnited States
SportSnowboarding
ClubSierra at Tahoe

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 and repeated the feat at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, making her the first female snowboarder to win more than one Olympic gold medal.[1][2][3] She has won gold medals in slopestyle at the Winter X Games in consecutive years in 2007/8 and 2012/3. She has 11 total medals,[4] including four gold, five silver and two bronze.

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 at Visions In Education, allowing her to spend almost every day on the mountains.[5][6]

Career[edit]

Anderson has built a reputation as one of the top slopestyle riders in the business.[6][7] 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.[8] 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.

Through the Jamie Anderson Foundation[9] established in 2013, she has provided more than 30 young winter sports athletes with equipment, clothing, season passes and financial backing for travel to the USASA national competitions.

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.[10]

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.[11]

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.[12][13]

2017–2018[edit]

Jamie won her second Olympic gold medal at the Olympic games in PyeongChang, South Korea. She also won a silver in the big air event. This was the second time slopestyle had been offered in the Olympics, making it so Jamie has won both gold medals in the slopestyle in Olympic history, and making her the first female snowboarder to win more than one Olympic gold medal.

Television appearances[edit]

In 2015, Anderson competed on the seventh season of The Celebrity Apprentice.[14] She was fired in the fourth episode.

In April 2018, Anderson was announced as one of the celebrities who will compete on season 26 of Dancing with the Stars. She was partnered with professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev.[15] She was eliminated on the first episode, and she placed in 9th place.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jamie Anderson Of U.S. Wins Gold Medal Again In Winter Olympics Slopestyle | HuffPost". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "Gold medal, the Jamie Anderson way: meditation, incense and candles". Washington Post. February 9, 2014.
  3. ^ "Sochi 2014: U.S. snowboarder Jamie Anderson delivers under historic pressure to win slopestyle Olympic gold". Deseret News. February 9, 2014.
  4. ^ "Jamie Anderson's official X Games athlete biography". X Games. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  5. ^ "Jamie Anderson – Professional Snowboarder". Jamie Anderson – Professional Snowboarder. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Branch, John (February 9, 2014). "Jamie Anderson, Slopestyle's Star, Is on Top Again". Retrieved February 12, 2018 – via NYTimes.com.
  7. ^ "Jamie Anderson". Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  8. ^ Signature Sessions, 2014 High Cascade Snowboard Camp
  9. ^ "Jamie Anderson | Professional Snowboarder". Jamie Anderson | Professional Snowboarder. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ http://www.ttrworldtour.com/ranking/womens-ranking-list/season/2009.html?tx_txresults_pi1[permanent dead link][save_point]=1241042400&cHash=d1dc3f9402 Official TTR World ranking list from April 30, 2009
  12. ^ "Olympic Daily News – Thursday, February 13th". FoxNews. February 13, 2014.
  13. ^ "Jamie Anderson Real Talk Interview". Pyramid Magazine. February 22, 2015. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  14. ^ Vestal Robson, Shannon (November 4, 2014). "Meet the new cast of The Celebrity Apprentice". PopSugar.
  15. ^ Thorbecke, Catherine (April 13, 2018). "Adam Rippon, Tonya Harding and more superstar athletes to face-off in Dancing With the Stars season 26". ABC News. Retrieved April 13, 2018.

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