Lindsey Jacobellis is a snowboarder from Roxbury, Connecticut. She is one of the most decorated snowboard cross athletes of all time, having dominated the sport for nearly two decades. She has won five World Championships and ten X Games titles. The X Games are a series of competitions where athletes compete in snowboard cross events.
Lindsey Jacobellis is an American snowboarder who hails from Roxbury, Connecticut. She is one of the most decorated athletes in the sport of snowboard cross and has dominated the sport for almost two decades. She has won five World Championships and ten X Games titles.
Jacobellis was introduced to snowboarding by her older brother Ben. At age 15, she competed in her first X Games. Outside of snowboarding, she also enjoys surfing, sewing, gardening, and cooking. She has a long-time friend named Nick Baumgartner, who was her teammate in 2006.
The American snowboarder has won the most X Games gold medals of any snowboarder and is the most dominant SBX rider of all time. She is the reigning world champion, a two-time junior world champion, and a 10-time X Games gold medalist. Her impressive career in the sport has earned her a place on the U.S. Snowboardcross Team and has even become an inspirational leader for development athletes.
Jacobellis’ success has been fueled by quiet perseverance. She missed the 2006 Olympics final after a premature celebration. But she has come back from a rough patch. In 2014, she had a stumbling accident that caused her to miss the final round. She then finished fourth at the Winter Olympics.