Ohio isn’t known for its snowboard resorts but that hasn’t stopped Louie Vito from becoming a world class Olympic snowboarder. Studying at a snowboard school in Vermont, Louie spent his youth snowboarding and travelling to competitions. All his hard work in the park paid off and Louie now has several US Grand Prix victories, four X Games medals, two Dew Tour overall champion titles and 5th place in the 2010 Olympic halfpipe under his belt.
LV, as his friends call him, lives in the snowboard mecca of Salt Lake City and has become a household name in the States thanks to his appearance on Dancing with the Stars; the American equivalent of your Nan’s favourite BBC show; Strictly Come Dancing. Out of the showbiz limelight his gymnastic skills and athletic prowess have seen him become an inspiration to young riders everywhere.
Rarely seen away from his beloved halfpipe, Louie continues to push his stunt-ditch skills as far as he can. While he was unlucky not to make the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team, that’s nothing to be ashamed of given the ridiculous standard of today’s Yanks – and watching Louie is one of the reasons why the likes of Greg Bretz and Taylor Gold got so good.