Shaun White arrived at Mammoth Mountain hoping to lock in a spot on his fifth Olympic team. The snowboarding superstar left it with his ankle hurting and work still left to do.
By age six, Shaun White was riding the rails at Big Bear Mountain -- and catching the eye of promoters of the new sport of freestyle. At age seven, the San Diego native had a sponsorship, and was tearing up the terrain parks at Mammoth Mountain.
If you’re on the slopes of Brighton or Park City Mountain Resort at the end of this month you might wonder what all the cameras and trucks are up to. Nope, it’s not Warren Miller or TGR hunting for epic powder stashes.
It wasn’t a pretty picture in Nashville, Tenn. at 2 a.m. Sunday morning when police were called to the Lowes Vanderbilt Hotel. Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White, 26, was arrested for vandalism and public intoxication.
Shaun White, the two-time Olympic gold medalist from Carlsbad, Calif., and Jamie Anderson, 3-time X Games gold medalist from South Lake Tahoe, Calif., took home ESPN’s 2012 Espy Awards this week.