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      5-10
      Weight
      185
       

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      With seven X Games gold medals, Nate Holland has enough precious metal to gild his driveway. Born and raised in northern Idaho, Holland developed a taste for adventure at a young age, and that need to live on the edge has fueled him throughout his career. A snowboardcross specialist, Holland defines the sport’s chaotic style by going all-out in every race.

      The 2012 winter showcased Holland’s go-for-broke style, as he earned his sixth X Games gold and two World Cup podiums before bowing out with a broken shoulder blade. During the 2013 season, Holland added another World Cup win and two podium results to his impressive resume.

      Although primed for the 2014 Olympic season, Holland broke his collarbone during a practice day at the World Cup opener and was sidelined for the first two events. A quick surgery and a few pins later, Holland showed up the Lake Louise World Cup, riding into fourth place and successfully securing his spot on the 2014 Olympic team. A month later, he reclaimed his X Games champion title with his seventh X Games gold. He rode the wave to his third Olympic Games in Sochi, where he finished 25th.

      FIRST TRACKS
      Holland was ripping the slopes of Schweitzer Mountain in a pair of Sorels and one of Burton's Performer Elite boards by the time he was eight years old. He knew he had to ride professionally after watching Shawn Farmer and Damian Sanders launch the legendary "fingers" of Squaw Valley in the classic snowboarding movie "Critical Condition."

      OFF THE SNOW
      Holland enjoys activities that keep him busy, which on any given day could be dirt biking, fly fishing, mountain biking or wakeboarding.

       

      Highlights

      OLYMPICS
      Team: 2006, 2010, 2014
      4th, SBX, Vancouver, CAN, 2010
      14th, SBX, Torino, ITA, 2006

      X GAMES
      Gold, SBX, Aspen, CO, 2014
      Gold, SBX, Aspen, CO, 2012
      Gold, SBX, Aspen, CO, 2010
      Gold, SBX, Aspen, CO, 2009
      Gold, SBX, Aspen, CO, 2008
      Gold, SBX, Aspen, CO, 2007
      Gold, SBX, Aspen, CO, 2006
      Gold, Ultracross, Aspen, CO, 2004
      Bronze, SBX, Aspen, CO, 2011

      FIS WORLD SNOWBOARD CHAMPIONSHIPS
      Teams: 2007, 2009, 2011
      3rd, SBX, La Molina, SPA, 2011
      3rd, SBX, Arosa, SUI, 2007
      13th, Gangwon, KOR, 2009

      FIS WORLD CUP
      68 World Cup starts, five World Cup wins, and 15 podiums.
      Ranked 3rd in World Cup Standings, 2012

      OTHER
      1st, Jeep King of the Mountain, Sun Valley, ID, 2008
      2nd, Jeep King of the Mountain, Squaw Valley, CA, 2008