With five X Games medals under his belt, Louie Vito has been a force to be reckoned with since he first came on the pro circuit around 2008. (Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images)
Kelly Clark, Shaun White, Louie Vito, Elena Hight and more will vie for the win at the 2013-14 Sprint U.S. Grand Prix series.
On his 25th birthday, Louie Vito locked in his second X Games gold with an outstanding third run, a climactic end to an all-time X Games Tignes halfpipe competition.
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Luke Mitrani and Arielle Gold were crowned series halfpipe champions in the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix.
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Nathan Johnstone, Luke Mitrani and Louie Vito round out the top three in the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix halfpipe competition at Copper Mountain.
Under clear skies and chilly temperatures, Luke Mitrani and Olympic champion Kelly Clark led the USA finishing second at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain.
Day two of the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix featured eight countries moving onto the halfpipe finals at Copper Mountain.
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Louie Vito erupted onto the snowboarding scene in 2005 and has stayed on top ever since. Training for the Olympics, competing around the world, and winning over the hearts of America on Dancing With the Stars, Louie is exceptional at all he does.
Vito has won four of the past five U.S. Grand Prix Overall Championships, four X Games medals, two Winter Dew Tour Cup Overall titles and has made the podium at seventeen of the last twenty major contests since the 2010 Olympics. With his remarkable presence in the halfpipe and endeavors off the mountain, he has cemented his place as one of the greatest snowboarders of his generation.
In 2013 Vito continued to prove his competitiveness in a consistently stacked field of male halfpipe riders. Taking third at the Grand Prix in Copper and a win at X Games Tignes with his exceptional halfpipe run, Vito has proven he is ready for the Olympic Games next February in Russia.
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When he’s not snowboarding or traveling, he is posted at his house relaxing. He says “Sometimes I go skating or clean my house from the winter disaster I make inside, and just hang with the homies, since they are always in and out all winter also.”
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