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Torstein Horgmo Norway

Age:
26
Home Mountain:
Northstar
Sport:
Snowboard
Event:
Slopestyle

Bio

Tor-stain. Horgasm. By whatever name you call him, it’s faster to text. Norway has something of a reputation for producing slopestyle powerhouses, and it’s fair to say Torstein is partially to blame. You name it and Torstein has probably won it twice. When the lights go down and the crowds dissipate, there’s a good chance Torstein is still strapped in. Results notwithstanding, he’s no contest clone. Rail junkies and backcountry killers call him friends. Did we mention Torstein has a thing for firsts? First ever triple cork. First to guinea pig a 100 ft. Norwegian gap. First triple in X Games history (not that anyone’s counting). He’s also a fan favorite, taking Transworld’s Reader's Choice Award three years running. Should you want the letters DC stamped in your head, check out Torstein’s part in Must Be Nice. It is. As a matter of fact, his style’s too dirty to write about here. Better to watch and learn. Come Sochi, Torstein is the odds-on favorite for Snowboard Slopestyle. Will he face stiff competition? Undoubtedly. Just one more reason for him to relax.

Favorite Event to Watch in Sochi:

Luge... nuff said.

Favorite Music:

I follow a lot of music blogs and try to stay as updated as I can. Lately its been mostly Electronic music but also a lot of hiphop. There's just so much new stuff coming out everyday its amazing.

Other Hobbies:

Im hooked on surfing! even though most of it is just me in a washing machine.. Other than that I play around with music very often and go golfing every now and then.

Favorite GoPro Mount for Training:

The handlebar mount. I like to get creative and make my own poles, the cleaning department at Walmart is pretty much made for GoPro.

Career Highlights

2013 1st Place: FIS Snowboarding World Cup – Slopestyle | Czech Republic
1st Place: Burton European Open – Slopestyle
Gold: Winter X Games – Big Air
2011 Gold: Winter X Games – Big Air
1st Place: Dew Tour – Slopestyle | Connecticut
1st Place: Dew Tour – Slopestyle | Colorado
1st Overall: Dew Tour Season Standings – Slopestyle
2010 1st Place: Dew Tour – Slopestyle | Mt. Snow
2009 1st Place: Dew Tour – Slopestyle | Mt. Snow
1st Place: Dew Tour – Slopestyle | Northstar-at-Tahoe, California
1st Place: Mt Snow Dew Tour – Slopestyle
1st Place: Tahoe Dew Tour – Slopestyle
2008 Gold: Winter X-Games – Big Air
1st Place: U.S. Open – Big Air

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