Ross Powers is considered to be snowboarding’s first child prodigy, competing in his first U.S. Open at the age of 9! When he was a freshman in high school, he became the youngest National Champion ever, and continued dominating at the national level by winning 3 of the last National Championships in the halfpipe. Ross has continued his run as the "The First," "The Youngest," and "The Best." In 1997, he was both the first FIS World Champion in the halfpipe, and was crowned first-ever Overall World Champion. In the 1997/98 season, he won 14 events, the most first-place finishes ever won by a snowboarder in a single season: 2 gold medals at the 1998 ESPN Winter X Games, CBS Masters of the Board, Copper Mountain Boarder Battle, U.S. National Championship, and an Olympic Bronze Medal. In the 1998/99 season Ross scored 9 first-place finishes, including 6 World Cup victories, 2 Grand Prix victories, another National Halfpipe Championship, top-five finishes in both the Halfpipe and Boardercross at the ESPN X-Games; the Overall FIS World Cup Halfpipe Title; and the U.S. Open Halfpipe Title.This season, he continues his dominating by winning gold at the inaugural Gravity Games, Goodwill Games, winning all Vans Triple Crown events, 3 podium appearances at the FIS World Cup events, and winning a silver medal at the 2000 ESPN X Games. Ross is also the current ISF Overall and Halfpipe World Champion. He has considered himself as the most successful snowboarder in the history of the sport, at the age of 21!