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Sage Kotsenburg United States

Age:
19
Home Mountain:
Park City
Sport:
Snowboard
Event:
Slopestyle

Bio

Sage, defined as someone venerated for the possession of wisdom, is an appropriate moniker for an athlete who burst on to the stage at a time-tested twelve years of age. Kotsenburg grew up in the shadow of nearby Park City, Utah. Strapped in sideways since the age of five, he snatched what would soon become a lift ticket to super stardom and never looked back. At age eight, Sage jumped on the US Snowboard Series and won every event for the next four years. But 2010 was Sage’s true breakout year. He won a Dew Cup, grabbed fifth at X Games Aspen and took home a Silver medal at X Games Europe. In 2011, he took a Bronze in Big Air at Winter X and another at the Arctic Challenge. In 2012, he claimed Silver at X Games Aspen and the U.S. Grand Prix, then closed the season with Travis Rice’ illustrious Red Bull Supernatural event. In 2013, a jump in his World Snowboard Tour ranking all but secured his spot for Sochi, surprising no one, least of all Sage.

Favorite Event to Watch in Sochi:

Ski Jumping and Speed Skating

Favorite Music:

Metallica. Cradle Of Filth. Slayer. Steve Aoki. Calvin Harris. Avicii. A$AP Rocky. A$AP Ferg. Rick Ross. Waka Flocka.

Other Hobbies:

I skate a lot and try to surf when I can. Other than that I play a ton of video games.

Favorite GoPro Mount for Training:

Head Strap (It feels like nothing’s there).

Career Highlights

2012 Silver: X Games – Slopestyle | Aspen, CO
2nd Place: U.S. Grand Prix – Slopestyle | Mammoth Mountain, CO
2011 Bronze: X Games – Slopestyle | Aspen,
3rd Place: The Arctic Challenge – Slopestyle | Oslo, NOR
2010 Silver: X Games – Slopestyle | Tignes, France
1st Overall: Dew Tour Championships – Slopestyle
2nd Place: Dew Tour – Slopestyle | Mt. Snow, VT
2nd Place: Dew Tour – Slopestyle | Breckenridge, CO
3rd Place: Dew Tour – Slopestyle | Snowbasin, UT
2008 1st Place: U.S. Revolution Tour – Slopestyle | Mt. Hood, OR

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