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      5-0
      Weight
      135
       

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      A rising talent since she was seven, Ty Walker has been on a steady climb up the ranks since her debut on the slopestyle scene. In the last three years, the 17-year-old has moved from 16th to eighth on the World Snowboard Tour ranking and continues to progress the sport with explosive riding and one of the best backside 720s in the business.

      Walker came into the 2014 season strong, landing just shy of the podium in fourth place at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix in Copper. Then she pegged down a third-place finish at the first Sprint U.S. Grand Prix in Mammoth and secured her spot on the first Olympic slopestyle snowboarding team. A badly bruised heal from a crash during practice kept Walker from riding to her potential on the Olympic stage, but this pintsized young gun will definitely put that Olympic experience in the bank as she gears up for Peyongchang.

      TY SAYS
      Making the Olympic team has always been a massive goal of mine and it was so worth the work. Being a part of Team USA was a pretty incredible experience that I’ll never forget.

      Next year I’m looking forward to getting back on the normal tour and seeing more of the international riders. Focusing on each individual event and not one massive goal at the end.

      FIRST TRACKS
      Ty was raised in a family that loved to spend time on skis. They loved it so much the whole family would travel from their Long Island, NY home to Vermont every other weekend in order to spend time on snow. It wasn't long after she first saw snowboarding that Walker got the bug. After strapping into her first snowboard, she never looked back.

      OFF THE SNOW
      When she's not riding, Walker is a straight-A student who likes hanging out with her friends, playing field hockey and jumping on her trampoline.

       

      Highlights

      OLYMPIC GAMES
      Teams: 2014
      14th, SS, Sochi, 2014

      World Snowboard Tour Rankings
      8th, Slopestyle, 2014
      10th, Overall, 2013
      16th, Overall, 2012
      12th, Overall, 2011

      FIS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
      Teams: 2013
      5th, SS, Stoneham, CAN, 2013

      FIS WORLD CUP
      Four World Cup starts since 2013

      GRAND PRIX
      3rd, SS, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2014
      4th, SS, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Copper Mountain, CO, Dec. 2013
      4th, SS, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2014
      5th, SS, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2014
      6th, SS, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2012
      7th, SS, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2011

      OTHER
      5th, SS, Burton US Open, Vail, CO 2014
      1st, SS, U.S. Revolution Tour, Copper Mountain, CO, 2011
      1st, SS, USASA Nationals, Copper Mountain, CO, 2011
      1st, SS, Roxy Powder Jam, 2011
      1st, SS, Burton European Open Junior Jam, Laax, SUI, 2011
      1st, SS, Burton European Open Junior Jam, Laax, SUI, 2010
      1st, SS, Burton, European Open Junior Jam, Laax, SUI, 2009
      3rd, SS, Burton High Fives, Cardrona, NZL, 2012
      3rd, SS, Burton Canadian Open, Calgary, CAN, 2011
      5th, SS, Burton European Open, Laax, SUI, 2011
      9th, SS, World Snowboarding Championships, Oslo, NOR, 2012