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Ross Powers

Full name: Ross Gerard Powers
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: February 10, 1979 in Bennington, Vermont, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Snowboarding

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Ross Powers won a bronze medal in 1998 in halfpipe, which was somewhat of an upset. But over the next few years he established himself as one of the best sliders on the circuit. Later in 1998 he won two gold medals at the Winter X Games, and in 2000 he established himself as the best halfpipe rider on the pro circuit, winning at the Winter Goodwill Games, winning the superpipe at the Gravity Games, and winning the World Championship. At the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, Powers became the first slider to win two snowboarding medals with his easy victory in the halfpipe. He continued to compete after Salt Lake, winning the 2005 Grand Prix at Mount Bachelor, but he just missed making the 2006 US Winter Olympic Team. Powers lives in Vermont, where he is the Snowboard Ambassador at Okemo Mountain Resort, and has established the Ross Powers Foundation, which supports young snowboarders.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1998 Winter 18 Nagano Snowboarding Men's Halfpipe United States USA 3 Bronze
2002 Winter 22 Salt Lake City Snowboarding Men's Halfpipe United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Halfpipe

Games Age City Team NOC Phase Unit Rank PTS J1(SA) J2(R) J3(A) J4(L) J5(TM) J4S(O1) J5S(O2)
1998 Winter 18 Nagano United States USA Final Round 3 82.1
1998 Winter 18 Nagano United States USA Final Round Run 1 3 40.3 8.0 7.4 8.7 8.0 8.2
1998 Winter 18 Nagano United States USA Final Round Run 2 3 41.8 8.6 7.4 8.6 8.6 8.6
1998 Winter 18 Nagano United States USA Qualifying Round 1 10 38.0 7.5 7.1 7.9 7.7 7.8
1998 Winter 18 Nagano United States USA Qualifying Round 2 7 Q 39.4 7.3 7.3 8.1 8.3 8.4
2002 Winter 22 Salt Lake City United States USA Final Round 1 46.1
2002 Winter 22 Salt Lake City United States USA Final Round Run 1 1 46.1 9.1 9.8 8.6 9.3 9.3
2002 Winter 22 Salt Lake City United States USA Final Round Run 2 9 32.0 7.2 5.8 9.4 4.8 4.8
2002 Winter 22 Salt Lake City United States USA Qualifying Round 1 13 33.9 8.6 6.1 6.1 6.7 6.4
2002 Winter 22 Salt Lake City United States USA Qualifying Round 2 3 Q 42.1 9.1 8.6 7.2 8.7 8.5