Jamie Anderson (snowboarder)

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Jamie Anderson
Jamie Anderson.JPG
Anderson in 2013
Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1990-09-13) September 13, 1990 (age 27)
South Lake Tahoe, California
Occupation Professional snowboarder
Height 5 ft 3 in (160 cm)
Weight 119 lb (54 kg)
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. She has 11 total medals[3], 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 ten, and immediately fell in love with the sport. Anderson was homeschooled, allowing her to spend almost every day on the mountains.[4][5]


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


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.


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


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


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.


Jamie won an Olympic gold medal, the first ever offered in slopestyle, at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.[12][13]


  1. ^ {{cite web|url=https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/gold-medal-the-jamie-anderson-way-meditation-incense-and-candles/2014/02/09/50d9ee24-91b0-11e3-84e1-27626c5ef5fb_story.html |title=Gold medal, the Jamie Anderson way: meditation, incense and candles |publisher=Washington Post |date=9 February 2014}}
  2. ^ "Sochi 2014: U.S. snowboarder Jamie Anderson delivers under historic pressure to win slopestyle Olympic gold". Deseret News. 9 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Jamie Anderson's official X Games athlete biography". X Games. Retrieved 2017-06-01. 
  4. ^ "Official Site of Jamie Anderson" http://itsjamieanderson.com/about/
  5. ^ "Jamie Anderson, Slopestyle’s Star, Is on Top Again" https://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/10/sports/olympics/anderson-slopestyles-star-on-top-again.html?_r=0
  6. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/10/sports/olympics/anderson-slopestyles-star-on-top-again.html?_r=0
  7. ^ Jamie Anderson – SI http://olympics.si.com/olympic-snowboarding/olympic-athlete/jamie-anderson
  8. ^ Signature Sessions, 2014 High Cascade Snowboard Camp
  9. ^ "Jamie Anderson | Professional Snowboarder". Jamie Anderson | Professional Snowboarder. Retrieved 2017-06-01. 
  10. ^ http://www.ttrworldtour.com/ranking/rider-report/rider/anderson-jamie.html Jamie Anderson's athlete bio on the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour site
  11. ^ http://www.ttrworldtour.com/ranking/womens-ranking-list/season/2009.html?tx_txresults_pi1[save_point]=1241042400&cHash=d1dc3f9402 Official TTR World ranking list from April 30th 2009
  12. ^ "Olympic Daily News – Thursday, February 13th". FoxNews. 13 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Jamie Anderson Real Talk Interview". Pyramid Magazine. 22 February 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 

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