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Having tossed his skis in favor of the snowboard at the young age of five, Michael was snowboarding competitively by age 10. By the time he was 15, he had placed 2nd in the USASA Nationals halfpipe, won the USASA Nationals in SBX in the 14-15 age group, and the USASA Open Class. Recently named to the US Junior World Team, Mike is a member of the International Snowboarding Training Center, has ridden with the Mount Snow Competition Team, Stratton Mountain School, and various Rev Tours and Grand Prixs. Born in Manhattan, but raised in New Jersey, he is currently working toward a Bachelor of Science degree in sports management at New York University, with the hope of entering law school thereafter. His post-snowboarding dream is to represent young athletes as a sports lawyer/manager.
Mike tore his meniscus and fractured tibial plateau at Canada Beaver Valley Nor-Am on March 14th of 2014, undergoing surgery on April 2nd. Not one to slow down, he is in the rehabilitation process, but plans to be out and about by the end of summer, ready for OnSnow.
Always competitive, Michael values his experience playing football which helped him not only to sustain his drive to win, but also learn to value the overall team experience. He keeps to a rigid training/fitness schedule, even through hefty scholastic demands, and is always on the lookout for the latest and greatest snowboard or new technology that might enhance his performance. Having worked with such coaches as Brandon Beck, Steve Kwasniewski, Dave Redden, Ian Kirk, Mike Mallon and Ross Powers, Mike considers Powers to have had the most influence on his as a snowboarder.
Ever since I joined USSA, it has been my goal to be on the U.S. Snowboarding Team. I’m really excited to be on the first development team, which is a step toward being on the A team. I’m also stoked to train with the A and B Teams so I can learn from them, not only about being able to perform better, but also regarding cross-training and how to better compete at a higher level.
OFF THE SNOW
2014 CAN Nor-Am Cup, 17th
Killington Nor-Am 8th Place