According to the man himself, you ride because “snowboarding is fun.” Deibold continued to have fun by landing his first World Cup podium at the Olympic venue in Sochi, Russia in 2013. (Getty Images/AFP/Natalia Kolesnikova)
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Alex Deibold is as comfortable in the halfpipe as he is on the snowboardcross course, yet when he took third at the U.S. Champs in '07, the Stratton Mountain School grad stamped his name on the competitive world of SBX. According to the man himself, you ride because "snowboarding is fun—and when you compete, you're pushed to improve whether you want to or not."
Deibold continued to have his fun at the start of 2011 by taking a seventh-place finish on the World Cup, which landed him a ticket to World Championships. He capped his season with a fifth at the Stoneham World Cup—his best race of his World Cup career (at the time). The 2012 season saw Deibold seal another X Games spot.
In February of 2013 Deibold made the breakthrough he was looking for. He placed second at the FIS World Cup on the Olympic venue in Sochi, Russia, snagging his first World Cup podium. In a world of tough competition and deep fields of competitors, Deibold made finals at four out of five World Cup starts in 2013.
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