Red, White, and gold. Shaun White has racked up awards on SNOWBOARDERs Rider of the Year list times, the second most of all time. Nothing speaks to the respect he holds amongst his snowboarding peers more than that stat. His resum in the halfpipe is the stuff of legend, and snowboarding has watched him grow up his entire life. Whether it was a headhigh McTwist at Mt. Hood, a double McTwist in Vancouver, a winning run at Stratton, or a footplus air in Vail, we have all witnessed great moments in the pipe because of Shauns otherworldly skill while strapped in.
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Originally published in theth Anniversary Issue of SNOWBOARDER Magazine,celebrates the most influential snowboarders of the last thirty years , otherwise known as the Greatest Of All Time list. With over men and women riding into the ranks of the Mountain GOATS, check back as we release their bios and celebrated accolades over the course of the next few weeks!
Those with short memories might also forget his dominance in slope in the early s, earning him four golds backtobacktobacktoback, as well as his three firstplace Summer X Games finishes on his skateboard in the vert event. The twotime Olympic gold medalist holds over other gold medals across the X Games, both summer and winter, US Open, and World Cup platforms. If you needed a gold medal count of to legally purchase alcohol, White would either be in a bar by himself or illegally purchasing drinks for the rest of his undermedaled competitors. Onhill and off, he has been one of the most recognized ces in our sport since the BlackBerry was the phone of choice. White has been the cover ofRolling Stonetwice, filmed a documentary with the same name as a Beatles album, had a video game franchise named after him, owns his own competition/festival format, and most recently bought part of Mammoth Mountain. That is why he will forever go down as a Mountain GOAT. With every hit, snowboarding holds its collective breath to see what Shaun brings to the le, and until he decides to pass the torch, you can find him at the top of the halfpipe to pay your respects.goldsMountain GOAT Shaun White Too Many Golds to Count