Weight: 170 lbs
Birthplace: South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
School: South Tahoe High School
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- 2008: Jeep King of the Mountain overall champion
- Nine career X Games medals, including 6 gold
- Two World Cup silver medals in Bad Gastein, Austria (2006, 2008)
- 2001: ESPY for Action Sports Athlete of the Year
- 2000: NEA Extreme Athlete of the Year
- 1998: USA Today - World's Greatest Athlete
- 1998: Details Magazine Athlete of the Year
- 1996: Two Pro Mountain Bike wins
Dubbed the "The World's Greatest Athlete" by USA Today, Shaun Palmer has nine Winter X gold medals in four different disciplines. He is also one of snowboarding's most famous names, a self-proclaimed loud mouth, CEO of his own company, and character in a self-titled video game, Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder.
The 2009 season was on point for Palmer who shot out of the gate with a fourth-place finish at the South American Cup in Argentina. A couple of top-30 finishes later and palmer busted back through to the top-10 at a World Cup in Bad Gastein, Austria, finishing eighth. Six more top-30s rounded out the season for the Palm, who now has his sights set on making the 2010 Olympic team.
A legend of snowboarding, Palmer most likely started riding in a dream even before the first snowboard was developed. In 1985, "mini-shred," as he was called by his friends, entered the World Championships and swept the podiums in halfpipe, slalom and downhill.
My own video game, Shaun Palmer Pro Snowboarder by Activision, a mountain bike racer, auto racer, ski racer, golfer and collector of vintage Cadillac cars. He serves as the CEO of Palmer Snowboards, founded in 1995.