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Born near the resort town of South Lake Tahoe, Roger grew up snowboarding. He entered his first competition at the age of six and swept the USASA Nationals overall title for several years in a row, competing in slalom, giant slalom, halfpipe, slopestyle and snowboardcross.
When Roger was 15, he decided to focus on one discipline, so he chose the one that he enjoyed most, snowboardcross. He loved that it was essentially all disciplines combined into one and that there were no judges, just the clock and whoever crossed the finish line first. Roger enjoyed snowboardcross racing and continued to have success at various levels. He earned a spot on the U.S. Junior National Team four years in a row. Competing at Junior World Championships in 2009, Roger brought home the bronze medal. He brought home the silver medal in 2010.
The following year, Roger sustained some injuries and decided to take a break from competing. In 2013 he returned to snowboardcross racing taking 2nd place in SBX at the USASA National Championships. Roger had three FIS NorAm wins and seven FIS NorAm podiums during the 2013/14 Season. He won the overall NorAm title and became the North American SBX champion. This secured Roger a spot on the 2014/2015 FIS SBX World Cup Tour.
FIRST TRACKS: Roger always wanted to do the sports that his older brother Dustin did. Finally when Roger turned 5, he visited Sierra at Tahoe, a local resort near his hometown of Placerville, CA. He was so tiny that they did not make a snowboard boot that would fit him, so he had to wear ski boots with snowboard bindings. During his lessons, his parents watched from the lodge and couldn’t believe their eyes. There was their little boy speeding down the mountain, passing the instructor.
OFF THE SNOW: Roger grew up always liking the outdoors. He spent a large amount of time outdoors with his family, hunting, fishing and hiking. The adrenaline seeking youngster liked to live life on the edge. He built himself a small skateboard park in his front yard, allowing him to skateboard whenever he wanted. The skills he gained on his skateboard in those early days transferred directly over to his snowboarding and helped with his career. Today Roger enjoys boating, waterskiing, wake-surfing, skateboarding, the beach and staying fit.
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