• End of the Road: Oakley Snowboarders and Freeskiers Step Into Spotlight in Sochi

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    Posted 6 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    The stage is set. The qualifications and training and travel has passed. The goal now is simple: shine on the brightest stage in all of sport – the Olympics. Our top snowboarders and freeskiers have arrived to Sochi, Russia, prepared to step into the spotlight. A few have been on the Olympic stage before, but for most, this will likely be an experience like none other in their careers. The presence of action sports in the Olympics has increased dramatically for this XXII Winter Olympics Games. Snowboarding made its first foray into the Olympics in 1998 in Nagano, Japan when Halfpipe made its debut. This year, Snowboard Slopestyle and Freeskiing Halfpipe and Slopestyle join the frey, and all of a sudden the Olympics are a bit more exciting, a bit more hip – a bit more relevant (yes, we’re sure there are heaps of young people influenced both athletically and culturally by Biathlon).

  • Road to Sochi: Team Oakley Athlete of the Week – Shaun White

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    Posted 7 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    This week’s Team Oakley Athlete of the week is an American snowboarder who really needs no introduction: Shaun White.

  • Oakley Snowboarders Win Nine Medals at Winter X 17; Shaun White Six-Peats in Superpipe

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    Posted over 1 year ago by Chasen Marshall

    The world’s largest gathering of action sports athletes didn’t disappoint. Once again, as has become tradition at Winter X Games, performance boundaries were broken and the tricktionary was expanded; records were set and new names burst onto the scene. Thick in the historic happenings and memorable moments were our Oakley winter athletes, leading the charge for where their respective sports will be going in the coming years. For the sixth consecutive year it was Shaun White who put the exclamation point on another phenomenal Winter X. A dominating performance in the Superpipe, highlighted by a record 24.1-foot air, resulted in his sixth consecutive Gold Medal in the event and his 23rd X Games medal overall.

Shaun White

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www.shaunwhite.com

Date of Birth:
September 3, 1986
Hometown:
Los Angeles, Calif.
Sponsors:
Oakley, Burton, Target, GoPro, Stride, Shaun White Supply Co.
Hobbies:
Guitar, surfing, being ridiculously good looking.

Career Highlights

    • 15x X Games Gold Medalist (6 Consecutive Superpipe Gold Medals)
    • 2x Winter Olympics Gold Medalist
    • 8x Dew Tour Winner
    • 8x U.S. Open 1st Place Podiums
    • 10x ESPY Award Winner
    • 2x TWS Rider of the Year
    • 2x Most Outstanding Athlete of Winter X Games
    • First Athlete to win a Gold Medal at Summer and Winter X Games
    • First Athlete to Sweep Snowboard U.S. Grand Prix Halfpipe Season
    • First person to pull back-to-back double cork variations in competition
    • 2012: X Games – Scored First Winter X Snowboard Superpipe Perfect Score
    • 2009: Developed video game with Ubisoft: Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip (2008) and Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage
    • 2001: 1st, Arctic Challenge (at Age 15)