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Louie Vito Bio

Mar 07, 2012
  • Name: Louie Vito
  • Height: 5' 5"
  • Weight: 126 lbs
  • Age: 30
  • Birthday: April 10, 1981
  • Place of Birth: Toledo, Ohio
  • Sport: Snowboarding
  • Specialty: Superpipe

Halfpipe specialist Louie Vito is climbing the ranks of the snowboarding scene and is speeding up on the heels of Shawn White for performing the most radical vertical moves. Five years ago, Louie's Backside 1080 at the Australian Open was the first time any snowboarder had landed this move in competition. Now Louie is amongst the top 10 snowboarders in the world.

Gymnastics Gung Ho

Louie was born in Columbus, Ohio and raised in Bellefontaine where he practiced his snowboarding moves on Mad River Mountain. But Louie can probably thank his parents for getting him into gymnastics which developed the main skills that helped him excel in the high flying aerials he is most known for today on the snowboading scene.

 

 

Best 1080 Backside

Everyone knows that Louie won his first two consecutive championships at the Australia Open because of his Backside  1080 specialty. Louie was only 17 years old when he knocked down that move and it put him on route to challenge the world. Since 2006, here is a long list of all of his big championships:

  • 2006 - 1st at the Australian Open
  • 2006 - 2nd at the Vans Cup
  • 2006 - 3rd at the Middle Earth Superpipe Championships in New Zealand
  • 2007 - 1st at the Garnier Fructis Pro Challenge (Australian Open)
  • 2007 -2nd at the New Zealand Open
  • 2007 -2nd at the U.S. Grand Prix
  • 2008 - 1st at the Grand Prix at Tamarack
  • 2008 - 1st at the Jeep King of the Mountain
  • 2008 - 1st at the Etnies GVR
  • 2008 - 2nd at the Australian Open
  • 2008 - 2nd at the Vans Cup
  • 2008 - 1st at the U.S. Grand Prix
  • 2009 - 1st at the U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mt.
  • 2009 - 2nd at the World Cup at La Molina, Spain
  • 2009 - 2nd at the U.S. Grand Prix at Boreal
  • 5th in the Half Pipe Snowboarding Final at the 2010 Winter Olympics
  • 2010 - 2nd At the 2010 US Open {Superpipe}
  • 2010 - 3rd (bronze) at 2010 Winter Euro X Games
  • 2011 - 1st at the Winter Dew Tour 2011 at Killington, Vermont
  • 2011 - 3rd in half-pipe at Winter X Games
  • 2011 - 1st in half-pipe at European Winter X-Games, Tignes
  • 2012 - 2nd at the U.S. Grand Prix

Louie Vito 1080 Backside X GamesLouie Vito at X GamesCourtesy of X Games
 

Snowboarder TV Star

Louie's good looks and cool personality has landed him many opportunities to get into television. His biggest show was getting all the way to week six of Dancing with the Stars when he teamed up with Chelsie Hightower from So You Think You Can Dance. Here are some other TV Shows Louie has been casted:

  • ABC Family's Switched
  • The Daily Habit F
  • ruit by the Foot Junior Jam
  • Livin Louis Vito Feature on ESPN

Louie Vito Dancing with the StarsLouie Vito Dancing with the StarsCourtesy of Dancing with the Stars

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