My first ever pair of goggles as a kid were Bolle, it is an honor to partner with a company that has such a rich history in skiing and I look forward to continuing my passion to be a pioneer in product design as well.

When I turned 18 I told my dad that I wasn't going to let him support me financially anymore, I was either going to make it as a pro or give up and move on.  That year, and for the following few years I really struggled in competition, but I would always squeak out a few victories or podiums and manage to pay the bills.  I was over pressuring myself to perform well in competition.  When I was 21 my young wife and I had a baby and my perspective changed.  I was no longer worried about my own success and glory, I was focused on being a good daddy, everything beyond that was just a bonus.  Ironically it was when I let go of my need to win everything that I started to do so.  That year I won the X Games and the Dew Tour and I won 3 X Games in a row and capped it all off with my first Olympic Gold medal in Sochi.  After Sochi I struggled with injuries and difficulties in my personal life, and my competition results suffered.  Just in time for the Olympics in Pyeong Chang I got my fire back and was able to qualify for the US Olympic team by winning two of the qualification events, then I won my 4th X Games Gold medal.  In Pyeing Chang I recovered from crashing on my first two runs and managed to land my third run in what will forever be the most epic moment of my career ans won my second Olympic Gold Medal.

· Place and date of birth

· Reno, Nevada USA 6/30/1990

· City where you live now:
Reno, Nevada

· At what age did you start your discipline?
 I started skiing at age 3, but was an alpine racer till I was 11 years old.  When I was 11 my dad allowed me to try out a freestyle team.  At first I competed in moguls, aerials, and slopestyle and halfpipe.  I always like the freedom of expression and style in the freeskiing events and at age 15 I started to specialize in slopestyle and halfpipe.  When I was 19, after recovering from my first knee injury I decided to focus my competition attention on halfpipe.

· What are the reasons for having chosen it?
I've always loved spending as much time in the air as possible.  When I used to race I was always getting in trouble for skipping training to go to the terrain park.  The weightless slow motion that I get in halfpipe is one of my favorite feelings in the world.  Freesking is all about expression.  It's ok to do things differently than they have ever been done before as long as you make it look good.  I am a pioneer in my nature and I love competing in a sport where individuality is rewarded.

· What is your main objective in your sport career?
I am still motivated more than anything else by progression.  I want to find the limit of what I can do on a pair so skis.  Whenever I see my competitors starting to copy the tricks in my run I realize that it is time to start doing something new.
 
· What is your main objective in your personal life?
I personally strive to leave this place better than it was when I arrived.  That has many different facets; I do my best to be the best husband and father I can be, I contribute to numerous charities and participate in humanitarian trips to the Dominican Republic and Haiti with my sisters and their organization One Leg Up On Life, and I try to treat everyone around me with respect no matter how much I feel like they deserve it or what mood I am in.
 
· Why do you choose us as partner?
My first ever pair of goggles as a kid were Bolle, it is an honor to paretner with a company that has such a rich history in skiing and I look forward to continuing my passion to be a pioneer in product design as well.
 
· What do you like the most in our products?
I feel like that combination of functionality and style is the most important in this field.  As an athlete I want my gear to be super high function, but if it doesn't look good and make me feel fresh at the same time then it might dampen my creativity.  Bolle does a great job with this balance.
 
· Do you have a particular habit, a ritual before a competition?
I Always make sure I have the right ski on my right foot even though they are perfactly symmetrical, and I am almost ritualistic in what I eat on competition day(oatmeal and eggs).
 
· What is your favorite competition spot?
I love competing at home in Tahoe whenever I can, or colse to home in Mammoth.  There is nothing I like more than sharing the journey with my good friends that I grew up with.
 
·What is the best memory in your career?
My Olympic victory in Pyeong Chang will forever be the best moment in my career.  2016 and 2017 were the WORST two seasons of my competitive career.  Making a comeback and qualifying for the team was an amazingly satisfying accomplishment.  Then on finals day I had binding failure on my first two of three runs.  In the most suspenseful moment possible I managed to land the best run of my life and take home the Gold Medal.
         
· What is your favorite place to rest?
Home is my favorite place to rest.  No on can appreciate home like someone who travels the world for a living.
 
·What is your favorite destination for holidays?
I love going places that I can surf when I am on vacation.  Growing up my family spent all of our money and vacation time traveling to ski events so going sunny, warm places and learning a new and challenging sport is a breath of fresh air.
 
· What is your favorite song, artist?
The Black Keys.  Everlasting Light.
 
· What is your favorite movie?
Probably either Fight Club, or the old Star Wars movies.  I remember watching those with my family as a really young kid.
 
· What is your favorite dish?
A homemade gnocchi when in Italy or Switzerland.
 
· What is your favorite activity (except your sport)?
Mountain Biking or archery, its a toss up.
 
· Do you have motto?
I have many, but the two that I most often write on my competition apparrel are:
 
Embrace the Opportunity.
You can not fail.

Biographie

When I turned 18 I told my dad that I wasn't going to let him support me financially anymore, I was either going to make it as a pro or give up and move on.  That year, and for the following few years I really struggled in competition, but I would always squeak out a few victories or podiums and manage to pay the bills.  I was over pressuring myself to perform well in competition.  When I was 21 my young wife and I had a baby and my perspective changed.  I was no longer worried about my own success and glory, I was focused on being a good daddy, everything beyond that was just a bonus.  Ironically it was when I let go of my need to win everything that I started to do so.  That year I won the X Games and the Dew Tour and I won 3 X Games in a row and capped it all off with my first Olympic Gold medal in Sochi.  After Sochi I struggled with injuries and difficulties in my personal life, and my competition results suffered.  Just in time for the Olympics in Pyeong Chang I got my fire back and was able to qualify for the US Olympic team by winning two of the qualification events, then I won my 4th X Games Gold medal.  In Pyeing Chang I recovered from crashing on my first two runs and managed to land my third run in what will forever be the most epic moment of my career ans won my second Olympic Gold Medal.

Derrière la scène

· Place and date of birth

· Reno, Nevada USA 6/30/1990

· City where you live now:
Reno, Nevada

· At what age did you start your discipline?
 I started skiing at age 3, but was an alpine racer till I was 11 years old.  When I was 11 my dad allowed me to try out a freestyle team.  At first I competed in moguls, aerials, and slopestyle and halfpipe.  I always like the freedom of expression and style in the freeskiing events and at age 15 I started to specialize in slopestyle and halfpipe.  When I was 19, after recovering from my first knee injury I decided to focus my competition attention on halfpipe.

· What are the reasons for having chosen it?
I've always loved spending as much time in the air as possible.  When I used to race I was always getting in trouble for skipping training to go to the terrain park.  The weightless slow motion that I get in halfpipe is one of my favorite feelings in the world.  Freesking is all about expression.  It's ok to do things differently than they have ever been done before as long as you make it look good.  I am a pioneer in my nature and I love competing in a sport where individuality is rewarded.

· What is your main objective in your sport career?
I am still motivated more than anything else by progression.  I want to find the limit of what I can do on a pair so skis.  Whenever I see my competitors starting to copy the tricks in my run I realize that it is time to start doing something new.
 
· What is your main objective in your personal life?
I personally strive to leave this place better than it was when I arrived.  That has many different facets; I do my best to be the best husband and father I can be, I contribute to numerous charities and participate in humanitarian trips to the Dominican Republic and Haiti with my sisters and their organization One Leg Up On Life, and I try to treat everyone around me with respect no matter how much I feel like they deserve it or what mood I am in.
 
· Why do you choose us as partner?
My first ever pair of goggles as a kid were Bolle, it is an honor to paretner with a company that has such a rich history in skiing and I look forward to continuing my passion to be a pioneer in product design as well.
 
· What do you like the most in our products?
I feel like that combination of functionality and style is the most important in this field.  As an athlete I want my gear to be super high function, but if it doesn't look good and make me feel fresh at the same time then it might dampen my creativity.  Bolle does a great job with this balance.
 
· Do you have a particular habit, a ritual before a competition?
I Always make sure I have the right ski on my right foot even though they are perfactly symmetrical, and I am almost ritualistic in what I eat on competition day(oatmeal and eggs).
 
· What is your favorite competition spot?
I love competing at home in Tahoe whenever I can, or colse to home in Mammoth.  There is nothing I like more than sharing the journey with my good friends that I grew up with.
 
·What is the best memory in your career?
My Olympic victory in Pyeong Chang will forever be the best moment in my career.  2016 and 2017 were the WORST two seasons of my competitive career.  Making a comeback and qualifying for the team was an amazingly satisfying accomplishment.  Then on finals day I had binding failure on my first two of three runs.  In the most suspenseful moment possible I managed to land the best run of my life and take home the Gold Medal.
         
· What is your favorite place to rest?
Home is my favorite place to rest.  No on can appreciate home like someone who travels the world for a living.
 
·What is your favorite destination for holidays?
I love going places that I can surf when I am on vacation.  Growing up my family spent all of our money and vacation time traveling to ski events so going sunny, warm places and learning a new and challenging sport is a breath of fresh air.
 
· What is your favorite song, artist?
The Black Keys.  Everlasting Light.
 
· What is your favorite movie?
Probably either Fight Club, or the old Star Wars movies.  I remember watching those with my family as a really young kid.
 
· What is your favorite dish?
A homemade gnocchi when in Italy or Switzerland.
 
· What is your favorite activity (except your sport)?
Mountain Biking or archery, its a toss up.
 
· Do you have motto?
I have many, but the two that I most often write on my competition apparrel are:
 
Embrace the Opportunity.
You can not fail.