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      5'1"
      Weight
      115
       

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      If you're looking to watch back-to-back 900s all day long, call Elena Hight. She's been throwing 9s since 2003, and doing them tandem since '08. The first woman to land a 900 in competition at only 13 years-old, Hight is a star in the halfpipe. She made her way onto the Olympic team in 2006, where she was sixth, and again in 2010, where she took 10th. She kept the ball rolling in 2011, making an appearance on the Dew Tour podium before racing off to the backcountry to film.

      At a hair over five-feet-tall, seeing Hight boost out of a superpipe is truly incredible, and after watching her stomp difficult combinations with ease it becomes clear why she's known as one of the most progressive riders in the sport.

      Hight was all silver and gold in 2012, taking home back-to-back silver medals at the Aspen and Euro X Games alongside victories at the Burton U.S. Open and Sprint U.S. Grand Prix.

      In the 2013 season, Hight made history at X Games Aspen and took women’s snowboarding to a whole new level. She was the first snowboarder (male or female) to perform a double backside alley-oop rodeo in a halfpipe competition. Her performance earned her a silver medal and then she went on to win another silver at X Games Tignes.

      ELENA SAYS
      Overall, I am extremely happy with how my season played out. I accomplished almost all of my goals and came out of the season healthy and motivated to keep progressing over the summer.

      My main goal for next season is to make the U.S. Olympic team and come home from Sochi with a medal. I am really looking forward to it, and I think it’s going to be a great season.

      FIRST TRACKS
      Thanks to her father Mike, Hight first stepped on a snowboard at age six. She began competing in local events when she was eight. Her skills progressed quickly and she skyrocketed upward, landing at some of the biggest competitions in the world before she could even drive a car.

      OFF THE SNOW
      When not making history on a snowboard, you’ll find Hight on the beach and in the ocean surfing. She also likes to cook and run.

       

      Highlights

      OLYMPICS
      6th, HP, Torino, 2006
      10th, HP, Vancouver, 2010

      X GAMES
      Silver, HP, Tignes, FRA, 2013
      Silver, HP, Aspen, CO, 2013
      Silver, HP, Tignes, FRA, 2012
      Silver, HP, Aspen, CO, 2012
      Bronze, HP, Aspen, CO 2007

      World Snowboard Tour Rankings
      3rd, HP, 2013
      4th, HP, 2012

      FIS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
      Team: 2005

      FIS WORLD CUP
      Seven World Cup starts and one podium

      GRAND PRIX
      1st, HP, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2012
      2nd, HP, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2010
      2nd, HP, Overall, 2007

      OTHER
      1st, HP, Burton U.S. Open, Stratton Mountain, VT, 2012
      1st, HP, Dew Tour, Snowbasin, UT, 2010
      1st, HP, Van’s Cup, first back-to-back 900s, Tahoe, CA, 2008
      5th, HP, Burton European Open, Laax, SUI, 2013
      3rd, HP, Roxy Chicken Jam, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2010
      6th, HP, World Snowboarding Championships, Oslo, NOR, 2012
      6th, HP, Dew Tour, Breckenridge, CO, 2012