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      If you're looking to watch back-to-back 900s all day, call Elena Hight. She's had her 9s on lock since 2003. In fact, she was the first woman to land one in competition (at only 13 years old) and immediately became a halfpipe star. She made her way onto the Olympic team in 2006, when she finished sixth. She was back on the team in 2010, taking 10th in Vancouver. She kept the ball rolling in 2011 with an appearance on the Dew Tour podium before racing off to the backcountry to film.

      Hight was all silver and gold in 2012, taking home back-to-back silver medals at the Aspen and Euro X Games alongside victories at the Burton US Open and Sprint U.S. Grand Prix.

      In the 2013 season Hight made history at X Games Aspen and took women’s snowboarding to a whole new level. She was the first snowboarder (male or female) to perform a double backside alley-oop rodeo in a halfpipe competition. Her performance earned her a silver medal and she then went on to win another silver at X Games Tignes.

      In the 2014 season, Hight continued to chase down the double backside alley-oop rodeo, hoping to make history with it at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Unfortunately she fell short of that goal, narrowly missing a spot on what would have been her third Olympic team. Don’t worry; she’ll be back in the halfpipe for 2015, ready to boost bigger than ever.

      FIRST TRACKS
      Thanks to her father Mike, Hight first stepped on a snowboard at age six. She began competing in local events when she was eight. Her skills progressed quickly and she skyrocketed upward, landing at some of the biggest competitions in the world before she could even drive a car.

      OFF THE SNOW
      When not making history on a snowboard, you’ll find Hight on the beach and in the ocean surfing. She also likes to run and cook.

       

      Highlights

      OLYMPICS
      Teams: 2006, 2010
      6th, HP, Torino, ITA, 2006
      10th, HP, Vancouver, CAN, 2010

      X GAMES
      Silver, HP, Tignes, FRA, 2013
      Silver, HP, Aspen, CO, 2013
      Silver, HP, Tignes, FRA, 2012
      Silver, HP, Aspen, CO, 2012
      Bronze, HP, Aspen, CO, 2011
      Bronze, HP, Aspen, CO, 2007
      8th, HP, Aspen, CO, 2014

      World Snowboard Tour Rankings
      7th, HP, 2014
      5th, HP, 2013

      FIS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
      Team: 2005

      FIS WORLD CUP
      Nine World Cup starts and one podium

      GRAND PRIX
      1st, HP, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2012
      2nd, HP, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2010
      2nd, HP, Overall, 2007

      OTHER
      1st, HP, Burton U.S. Open, Stratton Mountain, VT, 2012
      1st, HP, Dew Tour, Snowbasin, UT, 2010
      1st, HP, Van’s Cup (first back-to-back 900s), Tahoe, CA, 2008
      5th, HP, Burton European Open, Laax, SUI, 2013
      3rd, HP, Roxy Chicken Jam, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2010
      6th, HP, World Snowboarding Championships, Oslo, NOR, 2012
      6th, HP, Dew Tour, Breckenridge, CO, 2012