Todd Richards (snowboarder)
Todd Richards (born December 28, 1969) is a snowboarder from Paxton, Massachusetts. A legendary name in snowboarding that is widely regarded as one of the best to ever do it. Richards, an influential free style snowboarder, helped introduce "skate style" at a time when the sport was mainly influenced by alpine racing events. Richards grew up skateboarding on the East Coast and easily translated his skills on 4 wheels to riding a halfpipe made of snow.
Richards won countless victories including multiple US Open halfpipe titles, X Games gold medals, and World Championship firsts. He was a member of the 1998 US Olympic Halfpipe Team. He published an autobiography, P3: Parks, Pipes, and Powder in 2003. He produces a series of webisodes entitled Todcasts for Quiksilver and has been NBC's official color announcer of snowboarding, having done color commentary for the Torino, Vancouver, Sochi, and Pyongchang Olympic Games. Richards has also graced the covers of magazines, filmed video parts, been characterized in video games, and even has an action figure.
He is the subject of a documentary entitled "Me, Myself and I" released in 2009. He also plays a former professional snowboarder, who became a doctor after a riding accident left him paralyzed, named "Barry" in the 2001 movie Out Cold.
Todd Richards lives in Encinitas California with his wife and 2 children.
Currently Richards hosts a popular podcast called "The Monday Mass" which deals with action sports news and gossip.
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