2010 was a breakthrough year: She won a gold medal in the Superpipe at the European Winter X Games, won the overall Dew Cup Halfpipe Title, took second at the U.S. Burton Open and became a fully-fledged member of the U.S. Snowboarding Team.
Possessing an impressive array of tricks, including Cab and frontside 900s, McTwists, as well as switch and backside spins, Kaitlyn has elevated herself into the upper echelon of women’s halfpipe competitors. She spent the past summer training in New Zealand and has her sights firmly set on X Games gold in Aspen this year.
Nickname: Roommate calls me TWP (Twerp)
Pet’s Name/Type: Thumper, our cat we got from the pound
Favorite Meal: Baby Back Ribs
Favorite Movie: The Goonies
Favorite Snack: Apple and peanut butter
Favorite Book: The Wave
Most Humbling Moment: Surfing.
Three Things People Should Know About Me:
- Grew up on a ranch
- Love to ride my bike
- Did swim team for 11 years
Inspiration Within the Sport: All of my friends in the sport inspire me.
Dream Vacation: Surf vacation in the tropics…
I Get Amped Listening To: GAGA
Words To Live By: “You can’t regret the life you didn’t lead!”
Favorite TNF Product & Why: Gimme More Down Jacket—it keeps me very warm and I love all the pockets in the front! Also the fit is great since it’s a little longer and not so wide!
Causes You are Passionate About: POW: Protect Our Winters
- Silver in Aspen X-Games 2010
- 1st US Copper Grand Prix 2010
- Made the US Pro Halfpipe Team
- Gold at Euro X-Games 2010
- Dew Tour Champion 2010
- 3rd at Park City Grand Prix 2010