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      5-8
      Weight
      140
       

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      Eric Willett put himself on the map with a silver-medal performance at his X Games debut in 2010. A Breckenridge native, Willett spent countless hours on a snowboard from a very early age, cruising the mountain with his younger brother. With a coveted spot on the Air+Style World Tour, Willett is sure to be a contender for a spot on the 2018 Olympic team when big air makes its Olympic debut in PyeongChang. 

      Six years after his X Games debut, Willett had a fantastic showing at X Games Aspen in 2016 against a highly competitive field. Finishing just off the podium in fourth, Willett proved that he has what it takes to go up against the best in the world. He also had a podium finish at the Mammoth stop of the U.S. Grand Prix (second) and finished in the top 10 at every stop of the Air + Style Tour. 

      Heading into the 2014 season, where slopestyle was scheduled to make its Olympic debut, Willet started strong with a ninth-place finish at the Breckenridge Dew Tour. On track to contend for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team, a crash at the U.S. Grand Prix a week later left him with a season-ending injury to his upper back. Willett returned to snow in 2015 and gained momentum throughout the season culminating in his first World Cup win as he led a U.S. men's slopestyle podium sweep at the Grand Prix finale in Park City, UT.

      FIRST TRACKS
      Born and raised near Breckenridge, Willett's been working on his style since he was 6 years old. Nearly every day Willet and his younger brother spent time pushing each other to the next level in their riding.

      OFF THE SNOW
      Willett is dedicated to riding his mountain bike, which he says is a good way to stay in shape in the offseason. Like many of his snowboarding compatriots, you can often find Willett on a skateboard and he also likes to play frisbee golf and camp. He married his wife, Candace, in 2012 and the two own a home in Breckenridge. Candace gifted Willett with a quiver of tools when the purchased the home and they have been gradually renovating, doing most of the work themselves with the help of "friends and YouTube."

       

       

      Highlights

      X GAMES
      4th, SS, Aspen, CO, 2016
      Gold, SS, Tignes, FRA, 2010
      Silver, SS, Aspen, CO, 2010
      Bronze, SS, Tignes, FRA, 2012
      Bronze, SS, Tignes, FRA, 2011
      4th, SS, Tignes, FRA, 2013

      World Snowboard Tour Rankings
      31st, SS, 2016
      10th, BA, 2014
      14th, Overall, 2014
      6th, SS, 2013
      2nd, BA, 2012

      FIS WORLD CUP
      Six starts, two podiums, one victory since 2013.

      FIS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
      Teams: 2013

      GRAND PRIX
      2nd, SS, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2016
      1st, SS, Park City, UT, 2015
      14th, BA, Big Air Fenway, Boston, MA, 2016

      OTHER
      6th, BA, Air + Style Beijing, CHN, 2016
      6th, BA, Air + Style LA, Los Angeles, CA, 2016
      9th, BA, Air + Style Innsbruck, AUT, 2016
      1st, BA, Billabong Air & Style, Innsbruck, AUT, 2013
      1st, BA, BGV Russian Grand Prix, Moscow, RUS, 2013
      1st, SS, Dew Tour, Killington, VT, 2012
      1st, SS, Dew Tour, Snowbasin, UT, 2011
      2nd, SS, The Shred Show, Whistler, BC, 2013
      2nd, SS, Grandvalira Total Flight, Grandvalira, AND, 2013
      2nd, SS, Dew Tour, Killington, VT, 2011
      3rd, SS, Total Fight, Grandvaliria, AND, 2015
      3rd, SS, Quiksilver Spring Battle, Innsbruck, AUT, 2012
      3rd, SS, O'Neil Evolution Tour, Davos, SUI, 2011 
      4th, SS, Burton European Open, Laax, SUI, 2013
      4th, SS, Dew Tour, Snowbasin, UT, 2010
      6th, SS, Burton US Open, Stratton, VT, 2012
      7th, SS, Dew Tour, Snowbasin, UT, 2012
      9th, SS, Dew Tour, Breckenridge, CO, 2014
      9th, SS, Dew Tour, Breckenridge, CO, 2011
      10th, BA, Air+Style, LA, 2015