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          Jarod 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. After moving to Tahoe, Jarod was able to qualify for Junior Worlds and win the Revolution Tour Overall Series in his first year there. 

          In the following years Jarod continued to progress quickly and began getting 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 Jarod had an accident resulting in a major knee injury that would put him out for the rest of the season.

          Since the injury Jarod has been rehabbing and working hard to get back to snowboarding. His knee is progressing great and he is looking forward and eager to making his comeback next season.

          JAROD SAYS
          Last year was a tough time to go through. I was in the best shape of my life and was riding great going into the season, but went out to a knee injury at the first race. I had a lot of goals and plans for the season that were no longer possible, and I had a serious recovery ahead of me.

          As next season is now getting closer everything is coming back together though.  My knee is healing up great, and it looks like I should be fully recovered for next season. On top of that I was just named to the SBX Development Team and I couldn’t be more excited to get back in the gate this upcoming season!

          FIRST TRACKS 
          Jarod 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. Jarod’s parents first got him on skis at 2 years old, and he was grabbing his first snowboard at 5.  He grew up riding with his brother Bobby, and they were on the slopes every possible chance. They started competing at local USASA races when Jarod was 6 years old, and the progression of riding and competitions has been ongoing since then.

          OFF THE SNOW
          In time off the snow Jarod 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 this past season to help with his knee recovery while also getting to train.



          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