|Born||June 29, 2000|
Rocky River, Ohio
|Home town||Silverthorne, Colorado|
|Height||5 ft 5 in (165 cm)|
|Weight||117 lb (53 kg)|
|Relatives||5 brothers and 2 sisters|
|Event(s)||Slopestyle, Big air|
|Club||Burton Global Team|
Redmond "Red" Gerard (born June 29, 2000) is an American snowboarder and a spokesperson of the Toyota Motor Corporation. Gerard was born and raised in Ohio, but lives in Silverthorne, Colorado, where he has his own miniature snowboarding park in his backyard with a rope tow.
Gerard competed in the slopestyle and big air events for the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics. In slopestyle, Gerard won the gold medal for his performance. This performance itself was rather famous for the events surrounding Gerard; he had overslept in his hotel room after partying late and binge-watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Netflix, lost his jacket, was forced to borrow his roommate's jacket, and accidentally used profanity on live TV after his win. He became the first Winter Olympics medalist born in the 2000s. Gerard was also the first American gold medalist in the 2018 Winter Olympics and the youngest American to medal in a snowboarding event at the Olympics. The 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic winter games was his first time competing in the Olympics. The February 6, 2018, issue of Sports Illustrated predicted Gerard would win the gold medal.
In 2017, he placed 1st overall in Slopestyle in the FIS Snowboard World Cup Standings. In 2019, Gerard won the overall Toyota Grand Prix in Mammoth, California. He also won the Burton US Open in men’s slopestyle. He placed 1st in the 2018 Aspen Toyota Grand Prix, 2nd in the 2018 Mammoth Toyota Grand Prix, and 1st in the 2017 Mammoth Toyota Grand Prix. He placed 4th in the 2017 Winter Dew Tour, 4th in the 2017 Burton US Open, and 4th in Slopestyle at the 2015 FIS Junior World Championships.
Gerard's sister is food blogger Tieghan Gerard from Half Baked Harvest.
- ^ a b c d e "Red Gerard". Team USA. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
- ^ "2022 Winter Olympics - Athletes". ESPN. Retrieved August 1, 2022.
- ^ "Redmond Gerard". FIS. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
- ^ "8 Riders Who Represent the Future: Red Gerard". Transworld Snowboarding. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
- ^ Colbert, Austin. "Silverthorne teen Red Gerard is Olympic-bound after Snowmass slopestyle win". The Aspen Times. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
- ^ Lakshman, Srivats (February 6, 2022). "Redmond Gerard: How binge-watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine almost cost him Olympic gold". Retrieved February 6, 2022.
- ^ Buckingham, Lindsay. "Near-perfect run secures Olympic spot for Rocky River native Red Gerard". WJW. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
- Official website
- Red Gerard on Instagram
- Red Gerard at the International Ski and Snowboard Federation
- Red Gerard at the X Games (archived)
- Red Gerard at Olympics.com
- Red Gerard at Olympedia
- Red Gerard at TeamUSA.org
- 2000 births
- Living people
- American male snowboarders
- Snowboarders at the 2018 Winter Olympics
- Snowboarders at the 2022 Winter Olympics
- Olympic gold medalists for the United States in snowboarding
- Medalists at the 2018 Winter Olympics
- People from Westlake, Ohio
- People from Summit County, Colorado
- Sportspeople from Ohio
- Sportspeople from Colorado
- 21st-century American people
- American snowboarding biography stubs