Watch for this young phenom to do well on the international circuit in years to come.
Jake Vedder has been racing snowboardcross since he was eight years old, but 2016 was a true breakout year for the Michigander, who calls the town of Pinckney home. Vedder scored multiple Nor-Am Cup podiums and his first World Cup appearance, but his big break was winning a gold medal for the U.S. at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Winter Games.
Vedder was invited to train with U.S. Snowboarding's snowboardcross development team in 2016. Watch for this young phenom to do well on the international circuit in years to come.
Vedder's first time on snow was on a pair of skis at the age of two. The slopes at Mt. Brighton were his local hangout, and he was snowboarding within a few short years. By the age of eight Vedder was competing in his first races, and the national level competitions came shortly after that.
Son of Rob and Michelle Vedder... Has one sibling, Mitchel…Hobbies include mountain biking, kite surfing, wakesurfing and skateboarding…Finished as the top junior snowboarder on the Nor-Am Cup circuit in 2014-15…Aspires to be an athletic trainer or physical therapist after completing his education and snowboarding career.