Jamie Anderson has built a reputation as one of the best female snowboarders in the world. Known for her snowboarding style and strength, Jamie gave the United States a gold-medal sweep in the debut of Olympic Slopestyle competition at the 2014 Sochi Games. She soared to victory in a near flawless run to make history for the United States as the first ever women’s Olympic Slopestyle Gold Medalist.
Growing up near Sierra Mountain with eight siblings, Jamie was introduced to snowboarding by her two older sisters, and began riding at the age of nine after convincing her mom that she was old enough. She quickly rose to the top becoming the youngest Winter X Games medalist at age 15, edging out Shaun White by a matter of days. With eleven X Games medals, most recently taking the 2016 Silver in Slopestyle, she notched her fourth slopestyle gold and at the Winter X Games in 2013. Along with her success at the Olympic and the X Games, Jamie was named the women’s TTR World Tour Champion in 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2014, the Winter Dew Cup Champion in 2011 and 2012.
Making a name of herself with her continued success, she appeared on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice after the Olympics in 2014 and also graced the covers of such publications such ESPN the Magazine’s Body Issue and Sport’s Illustrated’s Winter Olympic Preview issue. In 2014, Jamie won two ESPY awards for “Best Female U.S. Olympian” and “Best Female Action Sports Athlete.” Winning her fourth ESPY Award at the 2016 ESPY’s and taking home her third win for “Best Female Action Sports Athlete.”
In 2015, Anderson partnered with other female snowboarders to create a multi-year film project, Full Moon. The all-female snowboard documentary showcases the past, present and future of women’s snowboarding. 2016 was one of her best winters to date ending her season with two World Championship titles in both Slopestyle and Big Air and claimed the crystal globes for overall freestyle snowboarding. Jamie has her sights set on the 2018 Olympic Games where she plans to compete for the U.S. in Slopestyle as well as the newly added Olympic sport of Snowboard Big Air.
In addition to her many career wins, Jamie has been giving back to the snowboarding community through her participation in a multitude of camps as well as her active hand in non-profits that promote mindful purchasing and charities assisting those in need all around the world. Always looking to use her platform for positive contributions within her community, Jamie collaborated with her old middle school to develop a sponsorship program for gifted children who would like to snowboard but lack the funds to do so. Outside of snowboarding, Anderson practices yoga and works with Protect Our Winters (POW) in the fight against climate change.
2016, ESPY Award for “Best Female Action Sports Athlete”
2015, Snowboarder Magazine “Women’s Rider of the Year”
2014, ESPY Awards for “Best Female U.S. Olympian” and “Best Female Action Sports Athlete”
2013, Snowboard Magazine “#2 Female Rider of the Year.”
2011, 2012, 2014 TTR World Champion
2011 Overall Dew Cup Champion
2011 Dew Tour Athlete of the Year
2010 Overall Dew Cup Champion
2010 Dew Tour Athlete of the Year
2009 Transworld Female Rider of the Year – Won
2009 Snowboarder Magazine’s Best Female Rider of the Year – Won
2008 Swatch TTR Champion
Jamie Anderson, one of the best female snowboarders in the world walks us through her incredible professional journey in an exclusive interview with Namita Nayyar, President Women Fitness.
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