Jeff Greenwood
SPORT: Snowboarding
EVENT: Parallel giant slalom
BIRTHDATE: May 15, 1975

Jeff Greenwood started out as a recreational skier, but at age 12 he went snowboarding with a friend and after that he gave up skiing.

Five months after joining the U.S. snowboard team he became the 1996 World Champion. In 2000, he suffered an injury that kept him out for most of the season. Having recovered, he became the first male snowboarder to qualify for Salt Lake City.

Personal: During the summer, Greenwood likes to go kiteboarding with friends and fellow U.S. snowboarders Chris Klug and Anton Pouge.