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PostSubject: Shawn White info   Mon May 04, 2009 7:24 am



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Born September 3, 1986 (1986-09-03) (age 22)
Carlsbad, California
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 8.5 in (1.74 m)

Known for Professional snowboarder and skateboarder
Shaun Roger White (born September 3, 1986 in Carlsbad, California) has been a notable competitor in professional snowboarding since he was thirteen years old, but is also known for his skateboarding. He was born with Tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect for which he endured two open-heart operations; One operation at six months, and the second at 12 months.

White stands 5' 8.5" (1.73 m) tall. He rides regular stance, twelve and negative three degrees on his board. He is known for his shock of red hair, for which he has become known as "The Flying Tomato." Addressing his perception of the nickname, Rolling Stone magazine wrote, "he used to embrace it, even wearing headbands with a flying-tomato logo, but he has grown tired of it."

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PostSubject: Re: Shawn White info   Mon May 04, 2009 7:25 am

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Snowboarding career

Shaun spent his formative years riding holiday valley and Bear Mountain, small ski resorts found in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California. Today, his sponsors include Burton Snowboards, as well as Oakley, Birdhouse Skateboards, Park City Resort, Target, Red Bull, Adio, and HP; White also has his own character on the game Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder as well as his newly released Shaun White video game. White has been a participant in the Winter X Games, where he has medaled every year since 2002. Including all winter X Games competitions through 2009, his medal count stands at 14 (9 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze), including the first four-peat winner by a male athlete in one discipline, the snowboard slopestyle. White's quest for a five-peat Gold in 2007 was spoiled by Andreas Wiig (Gold) and Jussi Oksanen (Silver), with White taking the bronze. He has also won the Air & Style Contest in 2003 and 2004.

Executing a near-flawless second run, Shaun White captured his third consecutive halfpipe title at the 2008 U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships to go along with his third US Open slopestyle competition . This follows White's dramatic win at the 25th (2007) Burton US Open, where he placed third in slopestlyle and first in the halfpipe. White was defending champion of the Open, as he had overcome several years of injuries and other problems to finally win the event in 2006 for the first time. At the 2007 Open, White was also crowned the first "Burton Global Open Champion". His take for the event was $100,000 (Global Open Champ), $20,000 (1st Place Halfpipe), $50,000 (3rd Place Slopestyle), and a new Corvette.

The same season he won almost every contest he entered on the TTR World Snowboard Tour 06/07 earning him the champion title at the US Open in March 2007. In season 08/09 White only had 5 results at the time of the US Open, the tour defining event, and therefore couldn't win the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour Champion title. The trophy was handed out to Kevin Pearce who had only beaten him once at the Burton European Open Halfpipe competition in Laax, Switzerland in January 2008. But by adding a 6th result at another 4 Star TTR event in Switzerland in April, he still moved into the No. 1 position in the snowboard world ranking at the end of the season earning him $50,000. Even with success he stays humble while acknowleging the skill of others of the opposite sex. “I definitely see the talent,” Shaun White, the 2006 Olympic gold medalist in men’s halfpipe, said of the top professional women. “Torah Bright did tricks I can’t do. I was learning tricks — switch backside 7 — she could do in the halfpipe.”

On 2009-01-25, Shaun became the second competitor, after Tanner Hall, to win a gold medal in the Superpipe in consecutive years at the Winter X Games, beating Kevin Pearce in his third and final run. There was a lot of controversy over who won the 2009 SuperPipe at Winter X Games 13. Kevin Pearce had 5 hits in the pipe and all were the same tricks Shaun did in his final run. Shaun on the other hand had 6 hits and he started off his run with a big backside rodeo 720 where Kevin started his run off with a big grab. Although Kevin went bigger he only had 5 hits and his first hit wasn't as technical as Shaun's first hit. Judges came to the conclusion that Shaun deserved the better score because he started off with a more technical trick and he had 1 more hit than Kevin. He also won a gold medal in Slopestyle, finally winning gold after 2 straight years of bronze.

During February of 2009, Red Bull started to build Shaun White a halfpipe in the back country of Colorado on the backside of Silverton Mountain. Red Bull brought in Snow Cats, and Pipe Augers to build the half pipe completely out of natural snow on one of the back country trails at Silverton. The project is completely visible from the ski area and the heavy machinery can be heard through the National Forest

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PostSubject: Re: Shawn White info   Mon May 04, 2009 7:47 am

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Olympic medal record

Olympic Men's Snowboarding

Gold------ 2006 Torino ------- Men's Halfpipe

Winter Dew Tour Medal Record

Silver---- 2009 Mt. Snow ------- Slopestyle
Gold----- 2009 Mt. Snow ------- Superpipe
Gold----- 2008 Breckenridge--- Slopestyle
Silver---- 2008 Breckenridge--- Superpipe
Silver---- 2009 Northstar------- Slopestyle
Bronze--- 2009 Northstar------- Superpipe


Dew Tour Medal Record

Gold----- 2007----- Vert
Gold----- 2007----- Vert
Gold----- 2008----- Vert


Winter X Games Medal Record

Silver---- 2002----- Superpipe
Gold----- 2003----- Slopestyle
Gold----- 2003----- Superpipe
Gold----- 2004----- Slopestyle
Gold----- 2005----- Slopestyle
Gold----- 2006----- Slopestyle
Gold----- 2006----- Superpipe
Silver---- 2007----- Superpipe
Bronze--- 2007---- Slopestyle
Bronze--- 2008---- Slopestyle
Gold----- 2008----- Superpipe
Gold----- 2009----- Slopestyle
Gold----- 2009----- Superpipe


X Games Medal Record

Men's Skateboarding

Silver---- 2005----- Vert
Gold----- 2007----- Vert
Bronze---2008----- Vert


TTR World Snowboard Tour Record

Men's Snowboarding

Gold------ 2007------ Overall
Silver---- 2008------ Overall

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PostSubject: Re: Shawn White info   Mon May 04, 2009 11:05 pm

wow that is so cool thanks for sharing it with us jenz
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PostSubject: Re: Shawn White info   Tue May 05, 2009 3:23 am

He'z like 1 of the best snowboarderz of all time..he'z juzz all 'round awesome.

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PostSubject: Re: Shawn White info   Tue May 05, 2009 9:39 am

really jenz wow that is soo cool
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PostSubject: Re: Shawn White info   Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:36 am

I think he'z like one of the top 10 snowboarder/skateboarder and he's younger than me .lol.

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