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Jessika Jenson

About Jessika Jenson

Snowboarder who represents the United States internationally.

Early life

She began snowboarding at a young age.


She made her Olympic debut at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.

Family of Jessika Jenson

She was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Close associates of Jessika Jenson

She was part of a Team USA snowboarding contingency at the 2014 Olympics that included superstar Shaun White.

Estelle Balet

About Estelle Balet

Snowboarder known for her 2015 victory in the Freeride World Tour, which made her the youngest person to ever win the title. She followed it up by winning it again the next year.

Early life

She started snowboarding when she was ten years after getting accustomed to winter sports by skiing.


She was killed on April 21, 2016 when she was caught in avalanche while snowboarding for a film. She rode for Swatch.

Family of Estelle Balet

She was born to Eric and Marielle Balet in Switzerland.

Close associates of Estelle Balet

She and Nicolas Muller both became known for being snowboarders from Switzerland.

Kaitlyn Farrington

About Kaitlyn Farrington

Snowboarder who won a gold medal in the halfpipe at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Early life

She grew up on a ranch, but her parents had to sell their cattle to support her snowboarding.


She is the first female to land a backside 900.

Family of Kaitlyn Farrington

She was born in Hailey, Idaho.

Close associates of Kaitlyn Farrington

At the 2014 Olympics she was teammates with fellow Idahoan snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg.

Helene Olafsen

About Helene Olafsen

Snowboarder who took home gold in the snowboard cross event at the 2009 FIS Snowboarding World Championships and is multiple-time X Games gold medalist. She won the Norwegian celebrity dance competition Skal vi Danse? in 2017.

Early life

She was raised in Oppegaard, Norway. She played soccer and handball before getting her first snowboard for Christmas in 1997.


She tore her left ACL while competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics. 

Family of Helene Olafsen

She has dated soccer player Thomas Rogne.

Close associates of Helene Olafsen

She finished just behind American Lindsey Jacobellis at the 2009 Winter X Games. 

Karine Ruby

About Karine Ruby

French snowboarder and Olympic Champion who won an Olympic gold medal and six World Championship gold medals.

Early life

She won her first gold medal in International Competition at the 1996 FIS Snowboarding World Championships.


She won gold for the Giant Slalom at the 1998 Olympics and silver for the Parallel Giant Slalom at the 2002 Olympics.

Family of Karine Ruby

Her older brother Jerome is also into snowsports, working as a professional ski guide.

Close associates of Karine Ruby

She last competed in the 2002 Olympics where skater Sarah Hughes took home the gold.

Gretchen Bleiler

About Gretchen Bleiler

Female snowboarder who won four gold medals at the X-Games from 2003 to 2010. She earned a silver medal at the 2006 Olympics. 

Early life

She was involved in sports at an early age.


She was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in 2009.

Family of Gretchen Bleiler

She got married to Chris Hotell.

Close associates of Gretchen Bleiler

She has been a guest on The Tonight show with Jay Leno.