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Nate Holland United States

Age:
34
Home Mountain:
Squaw Valley
Sport:
Snowboard
Event:
Snow Cross

Bio

A single-minded boardercross specialist, Nate Holland defines the sport’s chaotic style by dropping the pedal in every race. No friends. No brakes. No slowing down. With seven X Games gold and counting, Nate has enough precious metal to gild his driveway. Migrating from the sun-dappled hills of Northern Idaho to the vertical playground of Squaw Valley, California, he’s the unmistakable face of boardercross in the USA. In regards to his discipline of choice, Nate started early and realized quickly he was fast. Real fast. His confidence never wavered, earning him the first gold medal five-peat in X Games history. In 2012, Nate earned another X Games Gold and two World Cup podiums before bowing out with a broken shoulder blade. Sochi will mark his third Olympic Games. He’s a big dude in the world’s biggest race, so we’ve got big expectations, as we might.

Favorite Event to Watch in Sochi:

Downhill Skiing

Favorite Music:

Metal

Other Hobbies:

Fly fishing, dirt biking, mountain biking, wake surfing, waterskiing and surfing

Favorite GoPro Mount for Training:

Side Mount

Career Highlights

2012 Gold: X Games – SBX | Aspen, CO
2010 Gold: X Games – SBX | Aspen, CO
4th Place: Olympics – SBX | Vancouver, Canada
2009 Gold: X Games – SBX | Aspen, CO
2008 Gold: X Games – SBX | Aspen, CO
2007 Gold: X Games – SBX | Aspen, CO
2006 Gold: X Games – SBX | Aspen, CO
14th Place: Olympics – SBX | Torino, Italy
2004 Gold: X Games – Ultracross | Aspen, CO

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