26-year-old Chadd Boulter has been snowboarding and skateboarding most of his life. Now, after 5 years of competitive boarding, he is seeking additional sponsors that can help him train for the biggest competition yet; the Olympics.
Boulter started boarding seriously at the age of 18, though he had ridden during family ski trips since he was a young child. After only three years of practice he began entering competitions to show off his skills and attract sponsors. He has performed a triple cork at several competitions and enjoys modifying easier jumps with unusual grabs like his role model, laid back Olympic champion Sage Kotsenburg. Now he hopes to follow in Kotsenburg's footsteps and one day be an Olympic competitor.
The road to the Olympics isn't an easy one, though. Boulter still lives in Jupiter, Florida, where access to snowboarding is limited. Only the top snowboarders in the United States have a chance to join the Olympic team, and many of them have better access to snow than he does. With the influx of newer, younger boarders to the professional side of snowboarding Boulter sees a great opportunity to build a partnership between the enthusiasm of youth and the wisdom that comes with spending years in the sport. This is even more exciting for a flexible boarder like Boulter, who enjoys working with the younger crowd at terrain parks and sharing tricks. Even those boarders young enough to still be in school often have more chance to hit the slopes than he does, though. Chadd Boulte keeps in shape with skateboarding and surfing when he can't make it to the mountain, but he knows a move is in his future if he wants to represent his country in the Olympics. For now he plans to stay in Florida and train harder to earn more sponsorships and win more competitions.
Boulter has competed in slopestyle and halfpipe competitions across the United States and Canada. Though his experience outside the United States is limited, he is always looking for opportunities to learn from his competition, and often practices new tricks on his skateboard during the off season. New sponsors will allow Boulter to hit the slopes more often and compete in a wider variety of locations, which will hone his skills further.
About: Chadd Boulter trains year round to hone his snowboarding skills hoping to one day compete in the Olympics.
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