Jonathan Cheever

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Jonathan Cheever
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1985-04-17) April 17, 1985 (age 33)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)[1]
Weight185 lb (84 kg)[1]
Websitewww.teamcheever.net
Sport
CountryUnited States
SportSnowboarding

Jonathan Cheever (born April 17, 1985) is an American snowboarder. He is an athlete on the U.S. Snowboarding's SBX A Team. In 2011, he was named the U.S. snowboarding champion and took two World Cup 2nd-place finishes at Stoneham Mountain Resort in Quebec and Chiesa in Valmalenco in Italy. Becoming the second American male ever in his discipline to win the world cup.[2] In 2011, he was ranked third in the world in snowboard cross (SBX). Still no U.S. man has won a FIS World Cup title in SBX.

Jonathan is ranked 7th in 2017-2018 FIS World Cup standings after two races. A third place finish at the first World Cup of the 2017-2018 in Cerro Catedral in Argentina put Cheever on the podium in back to back World Cups. Cheever and team mate, Mick Dierdorf, placed 2nd at the Team Snowboard Cross (BXT) FIS World Cup in Veysonnaz, Switzerland in March 2017.

Cheever is currently represented by Sho Kashima, one of Jonathan's best friends and former U.S. Ski Team athlete.

Personal background[edit]

Cheever was born in Boston and grew up in Saugus, Massachusetts. He is the son of Mark and Dorene, and has one brother, Derek.[3] He graduated from Malden Catholic High School, where he additionally served as president of the student body, and founder and president of the school's Snowboard and Ski Club.[4] After high school graduation, he attended the University of Massachusetts Lowell. In 2004 Cheever became a licensed plumber. Cheever splits time residing in Park City, UT, Saugus, MA, and Vienna, Austria with his wife Maria.

Career[edit]

Cheever started skiing when he was eight years old at Nashoba Valley. During Thanksgiving of 1997, his parents put him free snowboarding lessons at Attitash Bear Peak in New Hampshire. Cheever jumped on a board and never looked back.[5] He credits much of his success to the help he has received after meeting Nate Park in 2004.[2]

In 2011, he took two second-place finishes on the World Cup. He additionally took the national title, earning him the title of best in the United States.

In 2014 Cheever produced " SBX the Movie " with Brett Saunders and Maria Ramberger. http://www.sbxthemovie.com

Much like every athlete on the U.S. Snowboard SBX team, Cheever's competitive snowboard background comes from all disciplines. Cheever has world cup starts in pipe and big air. He has pre-qualified 1st at US Open Slope Style and has won many freestyle and free ride competitions.

Standings[edit]

2004–2005
  • 2nd Place in Halfpipe at New Zealand Snowboard Nationals 2004
  • 2nd Place in Boardercross at New Zealand South Island Champs 2004
  • 3rd Place in Halfpipe at New Zealand South Island Champs 2004
  • 2nd Place in Boardercross at Eastern Regionals in 2004
  • 4th Place in Halfpipe at Eastern Regionals in 2004
  • 4th Place in USASA Nationals Slopestyle in 2003
  • 4th Place in USASA Nationals Halfpipe in 2003
  • 1st Place at USASA Nationals for Overall Freestyle in 2003
  • 3rd Place at USASA Nationals Boardercross in 2001, 4th in 2002, 5th in 2003
  • Ranked #1 in Maine USASA Halfpipe 01–02, 02-03
  • Ranked #1 in Maine USASA SBX 01–02, 02-03, 03-04
2005–2006
  • 3rd Place in NorAm Cup Standings for 2005–2006 (missed two events)
  • 4th Place in SBX at NorAm Finals/Can Nationals at Mt. Avila 2006
  • 1st Place in SBX at USASA Nationals at Northstar 2006
  • 2nd Place in SBX at NorAm Cup at Big White, BC 2006
  • 16th Place in SBX at X-Games 2006
  • 4th Place in SBX Jabra X Jam at Sugarbowl 2005
  • 5th Place in SBX at U.S. National/NorAm 2005
  • Best Trick Rail Billabong Slopestyle Jam at Snowpark, New Zealand 2005
  • 9th Place in Halfpipe at New Zealand Snowboard Nationals 2005
  • 5th Place in Slopestyle at Western Regionals in 2005
  • 5th Place in Halfpipe at Western Regionals in 2005
2006–2007
  • 3rd Place NorAm Finals SBX Cypress, BC 2007
  • 2nd Place Suzuki Champions Cross Sugarloaf, Maine 2007
  • Highest Air World Cup Quarter Pipe Competition, Lake Placid, New York 2007
  • 6th Place World Cup Quarter Pipe competition, Lake Placid, New York 2007
  • 7th Place in Slopestyle at Cocacola Cardrona Games, 2006
  • 4th Place in Halfpipe at Cocacola Cardrona Games, 2006
  • 2nd Place in SBX at Cocacola Cardrona Games, 2006
  • 2nd Place in Quiksilver King of the Park at Snowpark, New Zealand 2006
2007–2008
  • 5th Place Canadian Nationals Cypress, BC 2008
  • 8th Place Jeep King of the Mountain Sun Valley, Idaho 2008
  • 10th Place Stoneham World Cup, Quebec 2008
  • 7th Place Lake Placid World Cup Lake Placid, New York 2008
  • 6th Place US Grand Prix Tamarack, ID 2008
  • 6th Place Jeep King of the Mountain Squaw Valley 2008
2008–2009
  • Finished 2008–2009 Snowboard Season Ranked 6th in the World in SBX
  • Finished 2008–2009 Snowboard Season Ranked 3rd in the US in SBX
  • 5th Place SBX World Cup Valmalenco, Italy 2009
  • 2nd Place SBX World Cup Stoneham Quebec 2009
  • 5th Place SBX World Cup Cypress, Vancouver (Olympic Venue) 2009
  • 6th Place 2009 Winter X Games
  • 6th Place Chapelco Argentina World Cup 2008
2009–2010 (season-ending injury)

In February 2010, Cheever broke his right ankle, while attempting double corks on a trampoline at the USSA Center of Excellence.

2010–2011
  • 1st USASA Open Class SBX *
  • 1st GNU Guts N' Glory Canyons, Utah
  • 3rd in World Cup Standings for 2010-2011 Winter (Top Ranked American)
  • 2nd Place SBX World Cup, Valmalenco Italy 2011
  • 2nd Place SBX World Cup, Stoneham, Quebec 2011
  • 2010–2011 US National SBX Champion
  • 2nd Place US SBX Grand Prix Canyons, Utah 2011
  • 5th Place 2011 Winter X Games Boarder X
  • 2nd Place Team SBX World Cup Telluride, Colorado 2010
  • 6th Place SBX World Cup Telluride, Colorado 2010
  • 8th Place FIS Snowboarding World Championships 2011 – Men's snowboard cross in La Molina, Spain[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jonathan Cheever". usskiandsnowboard.org. United States Ski and Snowboard Association. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Jonathan Cheever". Ussnowboarding.com. 1985-04-17. Retrieved 2011-09-12.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Jonathan Cheever Bio". Teamcheever.net. 1985-04-17. Archived from the original on 2012-01-22. Retrieved 2011-09-12.
  4. ^ "Resume". Teamcheever.net. Archived from the original on 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2011-09-12.
  5. ^ "Jonathan Cheever Profile". Theskichannel.com. 1985-04-17. Retrieved 2011-09-12.
  6. ^ "Snowboard FIS World Championship Men's snowboard cross Results bracket" (PDF). Fis-ski.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-01-25. Retrieved 21 January 2011.

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