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Torstein Horgmo Professional Snowboarder Profile

The Norwegian slopestyle master


Photo credit: Camp of Champions

Torstein Horgmo’s Background:

Torstein Horgmo is one of the greatest riders to grace the discipline of slopestyle riding. The Norwegian rider mastered rail riding, double and triple corks, and just about every trick in the book (and some that were never in the book) early in his career.

Needless to say, when Horgmo landed the first-ever triple cork, snowboard fans around the world were in awe, and his unique name became recognized in snow-covered households across the globe. Whenever Torstein Horgmo has a board on his feet, he’s advancing the sport of snowboarding in some way.

Torstein’s professional career kicked off in 2004 when he was just 16 years old competing in the Burton European Open Junior Jam where he took first place. The following year, he took home another first at the Air and Style Rookie Challenge.

He’s constantly in the running with - and often beating - slopestyle’s biggest names like Shaun White and Mark McMorris. Torstein Horgmo’s greatest accomplishment of all time was possibly his qualification to compete in the first-ever Olympic slopestyle event in Sochi, Russia.

Torstein Horgmo Quick Facts:

Hometown: Trondheim, Norway

Birthday: February 18, 1987

Nickname: Tor

Resides: Oslo, Norway

Home Mountain: Vassfjellet in Trondheim, Norway

Height/Weight: 5’8”, 154 lbs

Discipline: Slopestyle and Big Air

Stance: Regular

Sponsors: Rockstar Energy, DC, Oakley, AWSM, Northstar-At-Tahoe, Kicker, GoPro, Planet Sports 

Torstein Horgmo Career Highlights:

Following his successes in 2004 and 2005, Torstein took home a huge win in the slopestyle competition at the 2009 5-Star Burton Australian Open. In 2010, he took home the silver medal in big air at the Winter X Games and followed that up in 2011 with a gold.

Just two years later, Horgmo landed a solid switch triple cork 1440 for a perfect score of 50 points to win the gold medal in big air again.

Although, Torstein Horgmo’s successes aren’t limited to the Winter X Games. He’s been on the podium more times than most of his fans can count, including two Winter Dew Tour slopestyle wins in 2011, two in 2010 and two in 2009.

His slopestyle World Tour Ranking at the end of the 2012-2013 season was just third place, and he’s a serious contender for gold at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Torstein Horgmo Off the Mountain:

Despite a heavy contest schedule, Torstein Horgmo enjoys his time off the mountain too. He makes his own beats and maintains a popular personal video site and blog at Torstein.net. He likes a warm dip in the hot tub with a cold drink after a long day of riding, and in the off-season, he surfs and plays his X Box.

As a constant competitor and snowboarding phenom - Horgmo still doesn’t agree that snowboarding is all about winning contests, and his favorite days of riding are those off the competitive circuit with his friends. 

Torstein Horgmo Contest Results:

Winter X Games:

  • 1st, Big Air, Winter X Games, 2008

  • 2nd, Big Air, Winter X Games, 2009

  • 2nd, Big Air, Winter X Games, 2010

  • 4th, Slopestyle, Winter X Games, 2010

  • 1st, Big Air, Winter X Games, 2011

  • 6th, Slopestyle, Winter X Games, 2011

  • 2nd, Big Air, Winter X Games, 2012

  • 8th, Slopestyle, Winter X Games, 2012

  • 1st, Big Air, Winter X Games, 2013

  • 13th, Slopestyle, Winter X Games, 2013 

TTR World Snowboard Tour:

  • 8th, Overall, TTR World Tour Year-End Ranking, 2006

  • 10th, Overall, TTR World Tour Year-End Ranking, 2008

  • 15th, Overall, TTR World Tour Year-End Ranking, 2009

  • 3rd, Slopestyle, TTR World Tour Year-End Ranking, 2013

Other Notable Placements:

  • 7th, Halfpipe, FIS Junior World Snowboard Championship, 2004

  • 3rd, Big Air, FIS Junior World Championship, 2005

  • 6th, Big Air, FIS World Cup, 2005

  • 4th, Slopestyle, Burton European Open, 2006

  • 1st, Slopestyle, O’Neill Pro Freestyle, 2006

  • 2nd, Quarterpipe, O’Neill Pro Freestyle, 2006

  • 1st, Slopestyle, Abominable Snowjam, 2007

  • 1st, Slopestyle, Stylewars 007 by Oakley, 2007

  • 2nd, Slopestyle, The Honda Session at Vail, 2008

  • 2nd, Slopestyle, Stylewars presented by Oakley, 2008

  • 1st, Slopestyle, Burton Australian Open, 2008

  • 1st, Slopestyle, Winter Dew Tour Northstar-At-Tahoe, 2009

  • 4th, Slopestyle, Winter Dew Tour Breckenridge, 2009

  • 1st, Slopestyle, Winter Dew Tour Mount Snow, 2010

  • 1st, Slopestyle, Winter Dew Tour Breckenridge, 2011

  • 2nd, Big Air, Oakley and Shaun White Present Air and Style Beijing, 2011

  • 7th, Slopestyle, Dew Tour Mountain Championships, 2012

  • 2nd, Slopestyle, Burton U.S. Open, 2013

  • 1st, Slopestyle, FIS World Cup, 2013

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