Keir Dillon

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Keir Dillon (born June 1, 1977) is a professional snowboarder specializing in Halfpipe. With his smooth style and big airs, he is considered by many to be one of the world's best riders.[citation needed]


Dillon has been a competitive snowboarder since 1997; his current home mountain is Ponto Beach, California but originally he grew up riding the east coast of PA and NY. He has accumulated two bronze medals at the winter X Games, took back to back gold at the World Superpipe championships in 04/05, and has secured second and third place at the United States Open. He missed the 2006 season with a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

Dillon is a member of the Frends Crew (spelled without the "i" to emphasize the collective nature of the group) made up of snowboarders Mason Aguirre, Kevin Pearce, Danny Davis, Scotty Lago, Jack Mitrani and Luke Mitrani. Frends is group of riders who turned their initial friendship into a formal alliance in 2007 to move the sport away from its recent competitive and business focus and return the sport to its grass roots, collegial beginnings.[1]

His sponsors include Amp Beverages and Nike 6.0.

Personal life[edit]

He is married with a young daughter, London, and resides in San Diego, California. Originally from East Stroudsburg, PA. He has a younger brother named Shen, a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana,[2] who also is a snowboarder.[citation needed]


Snow Blind
Behind-the-scenes figures talk about the history and philosophy behind snowboarding, as well as showing off some of their most spectacular moves on the powder.[3]
A Snowboarding Film (2006)
Follow the US Olympic Snowboard team around the world as they compete to qualify for the fast approaching 2006 Winter Olympics.[4]
For Right or Wrong (2006)
"For Right or Wrong" takes an inside look at what it's like to snowboard for a living and combines action and documentary-style footage about riders' lives on and off the hill.[5]
Stand & Deliver

Stunt work[edit]

Stolen Good (2002)(stunt performer)
"Stolen Good" traces the lives of three friends whose personal entanglements are almost as unpredictable as the sport they've grown to love, snowboarding.[6]

Competitive achievements[edit]

  • 2nd, 2006 Nippon Open (Superpipe), Bandai, Japan
  • 3rd, 2006 Chevy Grand Prix 1-20 (Halfpipe), Mountain Creek, New Jersey
  • 1st, 2005 Middle Earth Superpipe (Halfpipe), Snow Park, New Zealand
  • 3rd, 2005 New Zealand Open (Halfpipe), Wanaka, New Zealand
  • 1st, 2005 World Superpipe Championships (Halfpipe), Park City, Utah
  • 3rd, 2005 Grand Prix #3 (Halfpipe), Mountain Creek, New Jersey
  • 3rd, 2005 Vans Cup (Halfpipe), Northstar-at-Tahoe, California
  • 2nd, 2005 European Open (Halfpipe), Laax, Switzerland
  • 3rd, 2004 Middle Earth Superpipe Championships (Halfpipe), Snow Park, New Zealand
  • 3rd, 2004 United States Open (Halfpipe), Stratton, Vermont
  • 1st, 2004 World Superpipe Championships (Halfpipe), Park City, Utah
  • 1st, 2002 United States Grand Prix #1 02/03 (Halfpipe), Park City, Utah
  • 2nd, 2002 Ripzone Invitational (Halfpipe), Blackcomb, BC Canada
  • 2nd, 2002 United States Open (Quarterpipe), Stratton, Vermont
  • 3rd, 2002 United States Open (Halfpipe), Stratton, Vermont
  • 2nd, 2002 Grand Prix #4 (Halfpipe), Breckenridge, Colorado


  • 3rd, Winter 2004 (Snowboard Superpipe)
  • 3rd, Winter 2002 (Snowboard Superpipe)

Various competition results/information taken from EXPN[7]


  1. ^ There's No I in Frends NY Times, March 22, 2009
  2. ^ "Shen J. Dillon". Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Illinois. 
  3. ^ [1] summary. Retrieved April 13, 2008
  4. ^ Film History Films from Internet Movie Database. Retrieved April 7th, 2008
  5. ^ [2] Colorado snowboards summary. Retrieved April 13, 2008
  6. ^ [3] Summary from Retrieved April 13, 2008
  7. ^ Kier Dillon Bio EXPN Bio Page. Retrieved April 7, 2008

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