Kevin Pearce (snowboarder)
Kevin Pearce (born 1 November 1987 in Norwich, Vermont ) is a former American professional snowboarder in freestyle area. He is the youngest of four sons of a Vermonter snowboard dynasty with close ties to Burton Snowboards.
Kevin's first snowboard was strapped to him by Jake Burton, founder of Burton Snowboards. Pearce stood since his sixth year on the board and took part in international competitions since 2004.
Professional snowboarding career
He is currently the only driver who won both Air & Style in a season series. He won the TTR 2007/08 season as the overall winner with 973.84 points.
On December 31, 2009, Pearce injured when attempting a new trick Cab Double Cork to perfect for the 2010 Winter Olympics, heavy. What was found on his personal website, Pearce was in July 2010 on the road to recovery. 14 December 2011 published his sponsor, Burton Snowboards, a video on YouTube that shows him at his first departure since his injury. 2013 HBO produced the documentary film The Crash Reel. The Fall and Rise of snowboarder Kevin Pearce, who deals with the accident and the subsequent recovery of the athlete. The film was shown in German cinemas in January 2014.
Pearce is the son of a famous glassblower named Simon Pearce, who owns a chain of stores in the northeastern United States. His maternal uncle is Cyrus Vance, Jr., " District Attorney of New York County ( Manhattan) ." Snowboard pioneer Michael McDonald (including producer of the film " The Usual Suspects ") is a good friend of Jake Burton, founder of Burton Snowboards. Pearce is a member of FRENDS, a group of professional snowboarders, which also includes Danny Davis, Jack Mitrani, Luke Mitrani, Keir Dillon, Mason Aguirre and Scotty Lago.
While it was initially been his goal to become active as a top athlete, he gave these plans end of December 2011 on medical advice and wishes of his family.
Competition results and performance
Kevin Pearce won the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour 2007/2008 season against his arch-rival Shaun White.