Jamie Anderson
Jamie Anderson

Athlete Biography

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Jamie Anderson is one of the top female snowboarders in the world and has won a record 15 X Games medals since she was 15 years old. Known for her snowboarding style, amplitude and strength, Jamie led the U.S. medal sweep with a gold medal at the first-ever Olympic Slopestyle competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games and successfully defended her gold medal in Slopestyle at the 2018 Winter Olympics Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, in February. She also took the Silver medal in the Olympic debut of Big Air Snowboarding, earning her second medal of the Games and making Olympic history as the first female snowboarder to earn two gold medals and the first female snowboarder to win two medals at a single Olympics.

Jamie was born in South Lake Tahoe, California into a family of eight children. Her passion for the outdoors began early, since her parents homeschooled Jamie and her sisters and urged them to spend their days outside exploring nature. Jamie began snowboarding at the age of nine and went on to become the most decorated rider in X Games Slopestyle history.

In 2016 and 2017, Jamie had record setting seasons. She earned two World Championship titles in Big Air and Slopestyle and finished in 1st place at the Olympic Snowboarding Slopestyle Test Event in South Korea, Winter X Games, U.S. Grand Prixs, Quebec Big Air, U.S. Open, New Zealand Winter Games, European Open and LAXX Open. Jamie also took home her fourth ESPY award for Best Female Action Sports Athlete, reinforcing her spot at the top of women's snowboarding.

She strives to use her platform as an opportunity to make the world a more happy and healthy place. Jamie has actively supported environmental causes and started a foundation geared towards creating snowboarding scholarships and support for kids who can't afford to ride.