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      5'6"
      Weight
      142
       

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      Louie Vito erupted onto the snowboarding scene in 2005 and has stayed on top ever since. Training for the Olympics, competing around the world, and winning over the hearts of America on Dancing With the Stars, Louie is exceptional at all he does.

      Vito has won four of the past five U.S. Grand Prix Overall Championships, four X Games medals, two Winter Dew Tour Cup Overall titles and has made the podium at seventeen of the last twenty major contests since the 2010 Olympics. With his remarkable presence in the halfpipe and endeavors off the mountain, he has cemented his place as one of the greatest snowboarders of his generation.

      In 2013 Vito continued to prove his competitiveness in a consistently stacked field of male halfpipe riders. Taking third at the Grand Prix in Copper and a win at X Games Tignes with his exceptional halfpipe run, Vito has proven he is ready for the Olympic Games next February in Russia.

      LOUIE SAYS
      I was happy with my season this year and was stoked to end it with a gold at X Games. Next year I’m going to keep on pushing forward and make my way to Sochi and onto the podium.

      FIRST TRACKS
      Vito learned how to snowboard at a 300-vertical-foot resort called Mad River Mountain, which is only about five minutes from his childhood home in Ohio. He started out on skis and thought snowboarding looked cool, so he tried it out and was hooked. He says, “Since Ohio isn't known for their mountains, my public school had a hard time understanding why I would miss school to travel and snowboard, so my parents decided to let me go to Stratton Mountain School. I went there for the winter of eighth grade and all through high school. They let you snowboard in the morning and go to school in the afternoon and travel as long as your grades were alright.”

      OFF THE SNOW
      Each year Vito holds the “Louie Vito Rail Jam” in his hometown at Mad River Mountain. The event is held to mentor young riders, who are given the opportunity to get outfitted in Vito’s premium gear and compete without an entry fee. The Rail Jam supports local charity St. Vincent De Paul through money raised from auction items and food donated for the food bank by everyone who attends.

      When he’s not snowboarding or traveling, he is posted at his house relaxing. He says “Sometimes I go skating or clean my house from the winter disaster I make inside, and just hang with the homies, since they are always in and out all winter also.”

       

      Highlights

      OLYMPICS
      5th, HP, Vancouver, 2010

      X GAMES
      Gold, HP, Tignes, FRA, 2013
      Gold, HP, Tignes, FRA, 2011
      Silver, HP, Tignes, FRA, 2012
      Bronze, HP, Aspen, CO, 2011
      Bronze, HP, Tignes, FRA, 2010

      World Snowboard Rankings
      4th, HP, 2013
      2nd, HP, 2012

      FIS WORLD CUP
      13 World Cup starts since 2003, two podiums.

      GRAND PRIX
      HP Overall Champion, 2012
      HP Overall Champion, 2011
      HP Overall Champion, 2009
      HP Overall Champion, 2008
      1st, HP, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2012
      1st, HP, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Copper Mountain, CO, 2010
      1st, HP, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Tamarack, ID, 2010
      2nd, HP, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Copper Mountain, CO, 2011
      2nd, HP, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2010
      3rd, HP, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Copper Mountain, CO, 2013
      5th, HP, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Park City, UT, 2013

      OTHER
      Dew Cup Overall Champion, 2012
      1st, HP, Dew Tour, Snowbasin, UT, 2012
      1st, HP, Dew Tour, Breckenridge, CO, 2010
      1st, HP, Dew Tour, Killington Resort, VT, 2011
      Dew Cup Overall Champion, 2011
      2nd, HP, Dew Tour, Breckenridge, CO, 2013
      2nd, HP, Burton US Open, Stratton, VT, 2012
      2nd, HP, Dew Tour, Killington Resort, VT, 2012
      2nd, HP, Dew Tour, Breckenridge, CO, 2011
      2nd, HP, Burton New Zealand Open, Cardrona, NZL, 2011
      2nd, HP, Burton US Open, Stratton Mountain, VT, 2010
      3rd, HP, Burton US Open, Vail, CO, 2013
      3rd, TTR World Snowboarding Championships, Oslo, NOR, 2012