• Season’s Miracle: Recovering Snowboard Star Kevin Pearce Hits Slopes For First Time Since Accident

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    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    The snowboard world was hit with a Holiday’s miracle today. It’s been almost two years since Oakley Star Snowboarder Kevin Pearce strapped into a board. Displaying truly amazing resilience and hope after sustaining traumatic brain injury from a heavy accident while training for the Winter Olympic Games in Utah, the inspirational Oakley Team rider did what many said would never happen again. He dropped in.

  • Inside Re-Assembly: Recovering Star Snowboarder Kevin Pearce Featured in Outside Magazine

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    If it wasn’t the winning SuperPipe run at Winter X Games 15 that sent electric currents through the icy air, it was Kevin Pearce. Oakley’s recovering Snowboard Star, who sustained major injuries during an accident in December 2009 while training for the Winter Olympics, appeared at Winter X at the bottom of the Pipe – stoking cheers from the inspired snow fans in the crowd.

  • Looking Forward: Recovering Snowboard Star Kevin Pearce Talks Inspiration and Future on ESPN Action Sports

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    We said it before…we’ll say it again: Kevin Pearce is a lucky guy. Following a horrific accident during an Olympic training run in Utah last December that threw him into a medically induced coma and inflicted traumatic brain injury, there were doubts about whether he’d ever be able to walk again. But in a courageous display of resilience and hope – touched with a bit of a miracle and family love – Kevin is rehabilitating and inching his way back to riding a board. He’s set to attend the Winter X Games in January as a spectator. But there’s more…he’s already doing kickflips on his skateboard. Read more about his current progress, his recent inspirations and outlook for his competitive future in a recent article on ESPN Action Sports’ Snowboarding site.

Kevin Pearce

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www.kevinpearce.com

Date of Birth:
November 1, 1988
Hometown:
Norwich, Vermont
Sponsors:
Oakley, Burton, Volcom streetwear, Frends, Embasi Boardshop, GO211.com
Hobbies:
Surfing, Skateboarding, Golf, and anything that involves girls, bikinis and a pool of mud

Career Highlights

    • 2009: 1st, Burton European Open
    • 2009: Silver Medal, X Games Superpipe
    • 2009: 3rd, Dew Tour Halfpipe
    • 2008: 1st, Oakley Arctic Challenge Quarterpipe
    • 2008: 3rd, Burton U.S. Open Halfpipe
    • 2008: 3rd, Toyota Big Air
    • 2008: 1st, Air & Style Innsbruck Quarterpipe
    • 2008: Silver Medal, X Games Big Air
    • 2008: Silver Medal, X Games Slopestyle
    • 2008: Bronze Medal, X Games Halfpipe
    • 2008: 1st, Burton European Open Halfpipe
    • 2007: 1st, Nissan X-Trail Nippon Open Slopestyle
    • 2007: 1st, Oakley Arctic Challenge Quarterpipe
    • 2007: 1st, Nokia Air & Style Slopestyle
    • 2007: 3rd, O'Neill Evolution Quarterpipe
    • 2006: 1st, Burton New Zealand Open Slopestyle
    • 2006: 1st, U.S. Grand Prix Slopestyle
    • 2005: 1st, U.S. Grand Prix Halfpipe