Mike Jacoby

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMike•Jacoby
Used nameMike•Jacoby
Born20 May 1969 in Bellevue, Washington (USA)
Measurements185 cm / 95 kg
AffiliationsCross-M, Truckee (USA)
NOC United States


Mike Jacoby competed in giant slalom snowboarding at the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics, which came fairly late in his career. Jacoby had been on the US national team for four years by that time. He began snowboarding in 1985 and in 1987 won the slalom, giant slalom, and overall titles at the 1987 World Championships, after an overall runner-up finish at the 1986 Worlds. At the 1995 US Championships he won the slalom and was second in giant slalom. His best World Cup campaign came in 1995/96 when he had five victories and 10 podium finishes. In his career he won 10 World Cup giant slalom races.

Jacoby took time off in 2000, needing to take a break from the sport. He traded his snowboard for a surfboard, taking on breakers from Oregon to Costa Rica. He spent time honing his flying skills as a private pilot, and also learned Spanish. In 2010 Jacoby sustained a severe head injury in a mountain biking accident but fortunately recovered well.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1998 Winter Olympics Snowboarding (Skiing) USA Mike Jacoby
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 17

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