Tina Basich

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Tina Basich (born June 29, 1969) is an American snowboarder, originally from Sacramento, California.

Career[edit]

Basich began snowboarding in 1986, when the sport was still new. She is noted for winning a variety of competitions from the 1980s onward, and for helping in the design of outerwear and snowboards for women, including one of the first women's pro-models for SIMS Snowboards.

Achievements[edit]

  • First woman to successfully land a backside 720 in competition (at the 1998 Winter X Games Big Air)
  • Shares the title of having first women's pro-model board with Shannon Dunn-Downing
  • Was one of the founders of Boarding for Breast Cancer
  • Broke her right fibula trying a 720 at Mammoth
  • Hosted girl action sports TV show GKA
  • Autobiography: "Pretty Good for a Girl" details her snowboarding career
  • Opened a shop called My Favorite Things

Competition history[edit]

  • 2000 G Shock Air and Style - Corner Challenge - 4th
  • 2000 Sims Invitational World Snowboard Championships - Whistler = Big Air - 2nd
  • 1999 Boarding for Breast Cancer - Big Air - 1st
  • 1998 Winter X Games - Snowboard Big Air - 1st
  • 1998 Winter X Games - Snowboard Slopestyle - 6th
  • 1997 Winter X Games Snowboard Big Air - 3rd
  • 1997 ESPN Freeride - Aspen - Big Air - 1st
  • 1997 King of the Hill - Extreme - 2nd
  • 1997 US Open - Halfpipe - 2nd

References[edit]

Shred Betties Interview with Tina Basich, 2008-05-23, retrieved 2008-06-06 

ESPN Tina Basich Athlete Bio, 2007, retrieved 2008-06-06 

Powderroom Interview with Tina Basich, retrieved 2008-06-06