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      It's pretty incredible to think a rider like Eric Willett was once an unknown, developing his skills at a once-a-week recreational snowboarding class. But that's how it was for the Breckenridge native. That is until he decided to chase his pro dreams after his 2006 high school graduation. Before long, Willett was making waves at the Burton Global Open Series and grabbing silver in his 2010 X Games debut.

      After clinching an impressive 2012 Dew Tour win and an overall third in the Dew Tour rankings, Willett kept his momentum going with a bronze at Euro X Games. In 2013 Willett stayed consistent as he took a top-five spot at X Games Tignes, two big air titles and two second-place finishes on the World Snowboard Tour.

      Willet started the 2014 season strong with a ninth-place finish at the Breckenridge Dew Tour, but an unfortunate crash at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix a week later left him with a season-ending injury to his upper back. Willet returned to snow in 2015 and gained momentum throughout the season culminating in his first World Cup win as he led a U.S. men's slopestyle podium sweep at the Grand Prix finale in Park City, UT.

      Born and raised near Breckenridge, Willett's been working on his style since he was six years old. Nearly every day Willet and his younger brother spent time pushing each other to the next level in their riding.

      Willett has recently taken up mountain biking, which he says is a good way to stay in shape in the offseason. But, like many of his snowboarding compatriots, you can often find Willett on a skateboard during his time off the snow. 



      X GAMES
      Gold, SS, Tignes, FRA, 2010
      Silver, SS, Aspen, CO, 2010
      Bronze, SS, Tignes, FRA, 2012
      Bronze, SS, Tignes, FRA, 2011
      4th, SS, Tignes, FRA, 2013

      World Snowboard Tour Rankings
      10th, BA, 2014
      14th, Overall, 2014
      6th, SS, 2013
      2nd, BA, 2012

      Four starts, one victory since 2013.

      Teams: 2013

      1st, SS, Park City, UT, 2015

      1st, BA, Billabong Air & Style, Innsbruck, AUT, 2013
      1st, BA, BGV Russian Grand Prix, Moscow, RUS, 2013
      1st, SS, Dew Tour, Killington, VT, 2012
      1st, SS, Dew Tour, Snowbasin, UT, 2011
      2nd, SS, The Shred Show, Whistler, BC, 2013
      2nd, SS, Grandvalira Total Flight, Grandvalira, AND, 2013
      2nd, SS, Dew Tour, Killington, VT, 2011
      3rd, SS, Total Fight, Grandvaliria, AND, 2015
      3rd, SS, Quiksilver Spring Battle, Innsbruck, AUT, 2012
      3rd, SS, O'Neil Evolution Tour, Davos, SUI, 2011 
      4th, SS, Burton European Open, Laax, SUI, 2013
      4th, SS, Dew Tour, Snowbasin, UT, 2010
      6th, SS, Burton US Open, Stratton, VT, 2012
      7th, SS, Dew Tour, Snowbasin, UT, 2012
      9th, SS, Dew Tour, Breckenridge, CO, 2014
      9th, SS, Dew Tour, Breckenridge, CO, 2011
      10th, BA, Air+Style, LA, 2015