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          Jarod Minghini was born and raised in West Virginia, and grew up on the slopes at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. At 17 he moved to Lake Tahoe with his brother Bobby for better riding and training as well as more opportunities to progress in the sport. In just his first year living in Tahoe, he was able to qualify for Junior Worlds and win the Revolution Tour overall title. 

          In the following years Minghini continued to progress quickly, earning more and more NorAm podiums and wins. In 2011 he won Canadian Nationals and NorAm finals, and finished second overall in the NorAm Cup standings. That jump-started his career to getting more World Cup starts and opportunities on bigger stages. 

          Over the last few seasons Jarod has been consistently improving on the World Cup circuit. He began to regularly place in the top 20, finishing off the 2013 season and going into the Olympic year. Unfortunately at the first 2014 Olympic qualifier, Minghini had an accident resulting in a major knee injury. It has been a long, hard road to recovery for Minghini, but the dedicated athlete is moving towards a clean bill of health and looking forward to the 2017 season. 

          FIRST TRACKS 
          Minghini grew up on top of Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia. He could strap in at his house and head down the hill to the lift; his parents first put him on skis at two years old and he strapped into his first snowboard at five. He grew up riding with his brother Bobby, and they were on the slopes at every possible chance. The two started competing at local USASA races when Minghini was six years old and the progression of riding and competitions has been ongoing ever since.

          OFF THE SNOW
          During time off the snow Minghini stays busy hiking, biking, fishing, shooting, and anything else he can find to do outdoors. Summer time also consists of lots of days dry land training and in the gym. Biking has been the main hobby to help with his knee recovery.



          Top 25 in 5 of 7 World Cups, 2013
          Top 25 in 8 World Cups, 2011-2012
          1st, NorAm Cup, Copper CO, 2013
          2nd, NorAm Cup, Big White CAN, 2013
          10th, Winter X Games 2012
          15th, World Cup #1, Veysonnaz SUI, 2012
          15th, World Cup #2, Veysonnaz SUI, 2012
          1st, Canadian Nationals, NorAm Finals, Lake Louise CAN, 2011
          2nd, Overall NorAm Cup, 2011
          1st, NorAm, Alpine Meadows CA, 2011
          2nd, NorAm, Big White CAN, 2011
          2nd, NorAm, Alpine Meadows CA, 2011
          3rd. Europa Cup Finals, Isola FRA, 2010
          10th, World Cup Finals, Arosa SUI, 2010
          3 Time Winter X Games Athlete, 2010, 2012, 2014