Ross Powers

Year Inducted: 2014

Ross Powers is considered snowboarding’s first child prodigy. He competed in his first U.S. Open at age 9, as his fourth grade class watched.

In 1998, Ross represented the United States at the Nagano Winter Olympics and won the bronze medal (the first in U.S. snowboard history). He continued to dominate, having held virtually every title in snowboarding, including the 2002 Olympic Gold Medal in halfpipe.

Career Highlights:
*2013 USSA Buddy Werner Award recipient
*2010 Director of Stratton Mountain School Snowboard Program
*2002 Olympic gold medalist
*20 World Cup podiums
*Won the 2005 Grand Prix at Mount Bachelor
*2004 Grand Prix Halfpipe Champion
*Placed first in the 2004 European Open Halfpipe
*Grabbed second at the 2004 World Superpipe Championship
*2003 U.S. Open Halfpipe Champion
*Placed third in Superpipe at the 2003 Global X-Games
*2000 World Champion
*Superpipe gold medalist at 2000 Gravity Games
*First Place in halfpipe at 2000 Goodwill Games
*Double gold medalist at 1998 Winter X-Games
*1998 Olympic bronze medalist
*1996 gold medalist FIS Snowboarding World Championship



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