Ross Powers

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRoss Gerard•Powers
Used nameRoss•Powers
Born10 February 1979 in Bennington, Vermont (USA)
Measurements178 cm / 81 kg
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 2


Ross Powers won a bronze medal in 1998 in halfpipe, which was somewhat of an upset. But over the next few years he established himself as one of the best sliders on the circuit. Later in 1998 he won two gold medals at the Winter X Games, and in 2000 he established himself as the best halfpipe rider on the pro circuit, winning at the Winter Goodwill Games, winning the superpipe at the Gravity Games, and winning the World Championship. At the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, Powers became the first slider to win two snowboarding medals with his easy victory in the halfpipe. He continued to compete after Salt Lake, winning the 2005 Grand Prix at Mount Bachelor, but he just missed making the 2006 US Winter Olympic Team. Powers lives in Vermont, where he is the Snowboard Ambassador at Okemo Mountain Resort, and has established the Ross Powers Foundation, which supports young snowboarders.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1998 Winter Olympics Snowboarding (Skiing) USA Ross Powers
Halfpipe, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
2002 Winter Olympics Snowboarding (Skiing) USA Ross Powers
Halfpipe, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold

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