Snowboarder by winter, journeyman plumber by summer, Jonathan Cheever mixes his snowboarding talent like it's plumber’s putty, shredding park, pipe and the snowboardcross course. While all of his major results have come from SBX, he's known for big airs in the halfpipe and credits his SBX speed to knowing how to handle big kickers on the course.
Cheever is a bonafide world traveler with nine X Games appearances, two World Championship appearances and many World Cup starts, including a handful of podiums. At X Games Aspen in 2016 Cheever finished second to teammate Nate Holland in the consolation round, placing eighth overall.
Cheever started skiing when he was eight at Nashoba Valley, MA. During Thanksgiving ‘97 his parents had free snowboarding lessons at Attitash Bear Peak in New Hampshire. He jumped on a board and never looked back. Nate Park helped him out quite a bit when the two met in 2004 and he continues to do so. Cheever says he "didn't know anything about anything until I met that dude."
OFF THE SNOW
When Cheever isn’t on his board, he is also a plumber, which can be difficult since he works 12-hour days and still finds time to stay in shape. The way he sees it, he has no choice. It’s his goal to be at the gym at least five days a week to stay in shape for the upcoming season.
- University of Massachusetts Lowell
- Malden Catholic High School
- Years on Team: 3
5th, SBX, Aspen, CO, 2011
8th, SBX, Aspen, CO, 2016
8th, SBX, Aspen, CO, 2014
11th, SBX, Aspen, CO, 2015
FIS WORLD CUP
61 World Cup starts, four podiums, and 16 top-ten finishes since debut in 2006.
FIS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Teams: 2011, 2013
8th, SBX, La Molina, SPA, 2011
U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE
2011, SBX, Park City, UT
2nd, SBX, Champions Cross, Sugarloaf, ME, 2007
Highest quarter pipe air at Lake Placid Progression Session, 2007
3rd, SBX, NorAm Finals, Sun Peaks, BC, 2007
3rd, SBX, NorAm Cup overall standings, 2007