At Winter X Games 2011, then-19-year-old Seb Toutant became the first male rookie to win SBD Slopestyle since Travis Rice in 2002. The young Canadian posted a 97 during the Elimination round, the highest score ever awarded in WX Slopestyle (male or female, Snowboard or Skiing). Add in the silver at WX Europe in 2011 and bronze in Big Air at WX Aspen in 2012, and you’ll understand why he’s seen as one of the most promising competitive talents around. The guy is a contest madman and a competitive machine. His tricks are big and technical and his edge control and stomped landings set him apart. Let’s hope he has a big spare room for all the contest hardware which is sure to be coming his way. You can be sure his sights are set on Russia 2014 and his first Olympic medal.
In April 2011, he landed a backside triple cork 1440 at Squaw Valley, Calif., during a private Red Bull park session. He is the third person in history to stick a triple cork (behind fellow Oakley team riders Mark McMorris and Torstein Horgmo).