About Scotty Lago:
Scott "Scotty" Lago is an American professional snowboarder and the winner of the Bronze medal in halfpipe from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. In addition to his Olympic medal, he is the owner of two Winter X-Games medals - a Silver in halfpipe in 2009, and a Bronze in slopestyle in 2006.
Born: November 12, 1987 (Age 23)
Hometown: Seabrook, NH
Resides: Seabrook, NH
Home Mountain: Waterville Valley, NH
Scotty Lago Career Highlights:
After learning to snowboard in 1996, Scotty Lago soon demonstrated the prowess that would take him to the upper echelon of his sport in the years to come. A strong freestyle rider both on a slopestyle course as well as in the halfpipe
, Lago teamed up with other riders to form the "Frends Crew" (spelled without an I because they say there's no "I" in snowboarding) in 2008.
Lago backs up his playful bravado with results, having taken a Bronze in slopestyle at the 2006 Winter X-Games as well as a Silver in halfpipe at the 2009 Winter X-Games. His biggest accomplishment in competition to date is a Bronze at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
2010 Winter Olympic Controversy:
Lago was the subject of some mild controversy during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. After his Bronze medal win, he was photographed on the street in Vancouver allowing a female fan to kiss his medal while it hung in an inappropriate place. Rather than deal with the blowback from the conservative IOC, Lago voluntarily left the Olympic Village and returned to his hometown of Seabrook, NH. He was later presented the key to the city.