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Lindsey Jacobellis Biography

Photo of US pro snowboarder, Lindsey Jacobellis.
Lindsey Jacobellis
Pic of pro snowboarder, Lindsey Jacobellis.
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Some extra flash on the final jump cost Lindsey Jacobellis the gold medal in snowboarder cross at the 2006 Winter Olympics. Find out more about this blonde-haired boarding star.

Lindsey Jacobellis - Born To Board

Lindsey Jacobellis was born in 1985 in Stratton, Vermont. She was taught how to snowboard by her older brother, Ben, when she was ten and it wasn't long before she was ripping up the slopes and launching big tricks. Lindsey went on to train at the Stratton Mountain Snowboarding School as a teenager before entering the X Games in boardercross when she just 15.

Lindsey Jacobellis - Boardercross Babe

Lindsey Jacobellis is now one of the top "Young Guns" of American female snowboarders - a group that includes Hanah Teter and Elena Hight. Lindsey is unique because she's one of the few boarders who competes in boardercross, slopestyle and half pipe snowboarding events. Jacobellis has won the gold in boardercross at the X Games for the past three years and was a favorite to win the gold medal in boardercross at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy. Unfortunately, Lindey tried to be a bit too flashy on her final jump of the boardercross final and ended up wiping out just a few feet from the finish line and had to settle for a silver medal.

Lindsey Jacobellis - Did U Know?

  • Lindsey Jacobellis' older brother, Ben, is also a pro snowboarder who has competed at the Winter X Games and is trying to qualify for the 2006 Winter Olympics.
  • Lindsey's favorite foods are steak, pizza and Reese's Peanut Butter cups.
  • Lindsey's nickname is Lucky.
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