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Hometown: South Londenderry, Vt.
Sport: Snowboarder -- halfpipe
Accomplishments: He became the first U.S. snowboarder to win an Olympic medal, a bronze, at Nagano. The ISF halfpipe world champion in 2000, he also captured gold in superpipe at the 2000 Gravity Games. He took first place at the 2000 Goodwill Games in halfpipe and at the 1999 U.S. Open. He won two gold medals at the Winter X Games in 1998.
Personal: Considered snowboarding's first child prodigy, he competed in his first U.S. Open while in the fourth grade. He learned to snowboard on Bromley Mountain, where his mother worked on weekends. Other interests include skateboarding, wakeboarding, mountain biking, soccer, surfing and moto-cross.