Event: Moguls
Height: 5-9
Weight: 163 lbs
Birthplace: Ogden, Utah
Years on Team: 8
School: Park City Winter Sports School
Club: Park City Freestyle Team

HIGHLIGHTS



  • Worlds: 2005, 2007
  • 2007: Moguls bronze at Worlds
  • 2007: Two more World Cup wins (career: 4)
  • 2005: World Championships moguls gold
  • 2005: Second World Cup win (Fernie, BC, duals)
  • 2005: Swept U.S. moguls, duals titles
  • 2004: First World Cup win (Madonna, ITA, night moguls)
  • 2003: Nor Am dual moguls champion

BIOGRAPHY


Since his first days of running bumps, it's always been moguls for Park City's Nate Roberts - never alpine, never a deviation. He made his World Cup debut in 2003, won his first World Cup contest the next season and captured the Worlds gold medal in moguls in 2005.

UPDATE


Roberts was injured for the 2009 season, but he is ready to roll into the 2010 season a strong contender. The World Champion has a strong desire to compete in Vancouver after barely missing the team in 2006. Coaches expect him to return to being a top three skier in the world for 2010 and also a medal contender in Vancouver.

FIRST TRACKS


Roberts was skiing at age 3 in Park City, Utah, and moved into moguls competition at 7. "It's been moguls all the way," he said. "I never raced." Winning the 2003 NorAm moguls title was a major confidence boost for him. And when he won his first World Cup a year later - under the lights at Madonna di Campiglio - coaches said they could see a major pick-me-up in his confidence as he realized he really did belong with the world's best.

FIRST WORLD CUP


Jan. 11, 2003 at Mont Tremblant, Quebec (28th in moguls)

OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES/WORLDS


2007 Worlds - Bronze medal in moguls

2005 Worlds - Gold medal in moguls

I AM


Looking to golf if I can't ski; I've considered trying the pro tour after retiring from skiing; I played golf and soccer until finally choosing golf in high school...No. 2 among the four Roberts children; I have an older sister, younger brother and sister...Mom ("the real motivator") is a self-employed property manager; dad is a rep for several water-ski companies...Fell in love with fly-fishing during a couple of family trips to Montana after the 2003 season...Motocross, camping, hip-hop music, and cooking pasta, especially beef stroganoff...Mom's spicy cooking rules.

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