Born in Germany, the son of a military man, Benji Farrow spent much of his childhood surrounding by the Bavarian Alps. At the celebration of his seventh birthday, the youngster itching for a change, wished to rent a snowboard instead of the family’s usual pastime of skiing. Hooked with his first snowboard run, the rest is history.
By the time he was a teenager, it was clear that Farrow’s talent had eclipsed a simple hobby and passion. He burst in to the professional ranks with second place finish in the halfpipe at the Revolution Tour in 2009.
Since his inaugural season in the pros, he has consistently remained a presence on the podium earning a spot on the World Championship Team in 2011. He placed 12th overall in halfpipe, the highest ranked American. The 2011 season concluded with a top-10 finish at the Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain.
Come 2012, Farrow earned his rightful spot on the U.S. Snowboard rookie time with a podium finish at the 2012 Burton U.S. Open as well as a sixth place finish at the European X Games in Tignes, France.
It’s no surprise the 2013 season began with his strong presence on the U.S. Snowboarding Pro Team. Farrow describes this past season as “a bit of a roller coaster.” He made finals at nearly every competition, with stand-out highlights including adding a major trick to his pipe run and making finals at the Sochi Olympic venue.
After a summer of not-so-serious skateboarding and exploring with friends, mixed with dry land strength and conditioning, this Olympic hopeful remains focused and motivated.
- 7th, HP, Tignes, France
- 14th overall, World Snowboard Tour Rankings
- 7th, HP, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Copper Mountain, CO
- 5th, HP, Burton US Open, Vail, CO
- X GAMES - 6th, HP, Tignes, France
- 5th overall, World Snowboard Tour Rankings
- 3rd, HP, Burton US Open, Stratton Mountain, VT
- 8th, HP, World Snowboarding Championships, Oslo, Norway
- FIS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - 12th, HP, La Molina, Spain
- FIS WORLD CUP - Two career top-10 finishes since 2011
- GRAND PRIX - 6th, HP, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Copper Mountain, CO
- 4th, HP, Burton European Open, Laax, Switzerland
- 6th, HP, Burton New Zealand Open, Cardrona, New Zealand
- 1st, HP, U.S. Revolution Tour, Overall, Sugarloaf, ME
- 2nd, HP, U.S. Revolution Tour, Sugarloaf, ME