Redmond Gerard became the youngest snowboard Olympic gold medalist, winning the slopestyle at the 2018 Games.
At just 15 years old, Gerard placed fifth in his Dew Tour slopestyle debut at the start of the 2016 season. He then went on to place fifth at the prestigious US Open and hit the podium in third at the Ale Invite big air event. His successful season earned him a spot on the U.S. Snowboarding pro slopestyle team; setting the stage for great things in the near future from this Colorado shredder.
Gerard first began competing in the amateur ranks in 2011. By 2015 he was scoring podium finishes on the Revolution Tour, the final stepping stone to the elite professional level. That year he also earned fourth at the Junior World Championships and by 2016 he was on the pro circuit.
Coming into the 2018 Olympic Winter Games as an underdog and crashing out on his first two runs, Red stomped the run of his life to win Team USA’s first gold medal of the Games in slopestyle.
Gerard began snowboarding at the age of 2. As the sixth of seven children, he quickly learned that if he didn’t keep up he’d be left behind. Living in Cleveland didn’t allow for a whole lot of snowboarding, but in the winter of 2008 the family decided on a trial move to Breckenridge. Here 7-year-old Gerard had his chance to sharpen his natural talents on a board.
- Alaska Pacific University Nordic Center
- 2018 Pyeongchang
- Years on Team: 1
Gold, SS, PyeongChang, KOR 2018
GFIS JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
4th, SS, Yabuli, CHN, 2015
5th, SS, Dew Tour, Breckenridge, CO, 2015
2nd, SS, U.S. Revolution Tour, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2015
2nd,SS, U.S. Revolution Tour, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2015
6th, BA, U.S. Revolution Tour, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2015
9th, SS, U.S. Revolution Tour, Seven Springs, PA, 2015