Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan, Tony Hawk, Shaun White. Every decade produces great athletes. Every decade produces a super-natural. This decade, his name is Shaun White. He’s been showcased more by the age of 15 than most people in a lifetime. Milestone – he has just started his career. Shaun has taken the snowboard world by storm. From placing 1st at the Sim’s World Championship in Vail, Colorado to the new car he won in the Toyota Big Air in Japan (he didn’t even have a driver’s license yet), to winning the most prestigious “Artic Challenge” in Norway – Shaun is starting to become a household name all over the world.
Now at the age of 17 and after 12 podium parking spots last season, Shaun has grown into the big boy style and has the veterans a little concerned with the “Flying Tomato”. He is highly respected by his peers, extremely talented and has a long, prosperous career ahead. Shaun is a professional snowboarder. He skates vert for fun. So fun that he was kidnapped and forced to skate with the pros on the Tony Hawk Gigantic Skatepark Tour for the last 3 years. In 2003, he was duct taped to a chair and forced to read his new contract (written by Tony Hawk and friends) and inducted into the world of professional skateboarding.
Stay tuned – it’s only just begun!