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Travis Rice: Pro Snowboarder Profile


Travis Rice
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About Travis Rice:

Travis Rice is a professional snowboarder from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He has appeared in numerous snowboarding videos, including the 2005 documentary film First Descent. Rice also holds several Winter X-Games medals, including a gold from the 2009 Big Air event, as well as other awards. He rides for LIB Technologies, and currently resides in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Born: October 9, 1982
Hometown: Jackson Hole, WY
Resides: Jackson Hole, WY
Height/Weight: 5'10" / 172 lbs.

Riding Info

Home Mountain: Jackson Hole, WY
Stance: Goofy
Width: 23"
Angles: Front +15, back -9

Travis Rice Career Highlights:

X-Games Highlights:
Rice is a three-time Winter-X Games medalist. He won a gold medal in the 2002 Slopestyle event, a bronze medal in the 2005 Slopestyle, and a gold medal in the 2009 Big Air competition.

Other Event Highlights:

2007 U.S. Open Slopestyle champion; 2006 & 2007 Icer Air Big Air Champion.

Travis Rice: Pushing the Limits on a Snowboard:

Travis Rice has been pushing the limits of what is possible on a snowboard since the day he showed up at Superpark 5 as an unknown, unsponsored 18 year-old rider. After stomping the trick no one else dared attempt on the 117-foot gap jump (a backside rodeo), Rice quickly attracted notice from the snowboarding world, and even today, he continues to wow fans and fellow riders alike with his mastery of all things snowboarding.

When documentary filmmakers Kemp Curly and Kevin Harrison invited two of snowboarding's biggest young stars - Shaun White and Hannah Teter to test themselves in the Alaskan backcountry alongside the Godfather of snowboarding, Terje Hâkonsen, it was Rice who stole the show. Making a "guest appearance" in the film, Travis proceeded to slay everything in sight, from impossibly steep, exposed lines to backcountry booters and everything in between. Shaun White may rule the halfpipe, but even he readily admits that Travis Rice may be the most well-rounded snowboarder of his generation, an admission that makes it easy to understand why Travis was named one of the Top 20 Most Influential Riders of the Last 20 Years by Snowboarder Magazine in 2008.

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