Ross Powers is considered snowboarding's first child prodigy; he competed in his first US Open at the age of 9, as his fourth grade class watched. In 1998, Ross represented the United States in the Nagano Winter Olympics and won the bronze medal (the first in US snowboard history). Ross has continued to dominate, having held virtually every title in snowboarding, including the 2002 Olympic Gold Medal in halfpipe.
2002 Olympic Gold medalist
Won 2005 Grand Prix at Mount Bachelor
2004 Grand Prix Halfpipe Champion
Placed first in the 2004 European Open Halfpipe
Grabbed second at the 2004 World Superpipe
Championship 1998 Olympic bronze medalist
Placed third in Superpipe at the 2003 Global X-Games