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Seth Wescott

The Short List
  • 2006 Olympic champion in snowboardcross (SBX)
  • 2005 SBX World champion
  • Seven-time X Games SBX medalist
  • Four-time U.S. National champion in SBX (2000-2003)
Did You Know?
  • Took silver at the 2003 World Championships in SBX
  • Has five career podiums on the Grand Prix tour
  • Leads the U.S. medal charge into 2006 as SBX makes its Olympic debut in Torino
  • Well-respected veteran, known for his smooth style on the SBX course and in the Halfpipe, but also makes an impact off the snow as an advocate lobbying FIS on behalf of SBX racing
  • Started skiing at age 8 but became bored so he started riding and continued to race in both sports until three years later when he dropped skiing completely
  • Became one of the nation's premier SBX riders almost immediately after the discipline found it�s way into competitions
  • Nickname: Torque
  • Rides in European mountain ranges � "My reason for moving into big mountain riding is to expand my comfort levels and make SBX races seem tame."
  • Played soccer and ran track in high school
  • Enjoys skateboarding, surfing, mountain biking and kayaking
  • Favorite place to ride: the Chugach Range in Alaska
  • Can�t live without music, camera, surfboard, skateboard, snowboard
It's Every Day

Related Links

Photo Gallery: Seth Wescott photos
Photo Gallery: Iron Man Seth Wescott
Photo Gallery: Seth Wescott Torino
Official Web site: Seth Wescott
Wallpapers: Go here to get Seth Wescott wallpapers


"I've always tried to do as many things in snowboarding as I can, and I plan to continue on that path even though I'll focus on SBX for the Olympic year," said Wescott to the U.S. Snowboard Team.

Height: 6� 1�
Born: 6/28/1976
Hometown: Durham, N.C.
Resides: Carraabassett Valley, Maine
Sport: Snowboarding
Event: Snowboardcross (SBX)

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