This Mount Snow Academy, Vermont graduate has been at the forefront of women’s halfpipe riding since 2001. She took the gold at the 2002 Olympic Games and hasn’t let up since, stepping onto even more podiums than her compatriot Shaun White.
Famous for her amplitute, she’s also always strived to deepen her trick bag. In 2011 she became the first woman to stick a 1080 in competition, and remains one of the only females to put it down consistently. That event also kicked off a winning streak that lasted for 13 major events, before Elena Hight finally took her down at the 2012 Burton Canadian Open in 2012.
She set up the Kelly Clark Foundation in 2010, which helps to fund young athletes in financial need. Since then she’s raised over $42,000 in scholarships for young female shredders to boost their potential.
Her bizarre ritual of singing at the top of the pipe to get her in the zone has raised a few eyebrows over the years, but with three medals from four Olympic games it can’t be doing her any harm…