Chicago, IL (PressExposure) December 11, 2008 -- Steve Fisher, two-time X Games gold medalist, is officially ranked #1 in the halfpipe in the United States, beating out big names like Shaun White (ranked #6) and other pro boarders for the coveted position. The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA) recently announced their half pipe rankings as the 2009 snowboard season nears. Americaâs best riders highlight the 2009 U.S. Snowboarding roster, but Fisher is a major contender to top the podiums around the world this season.
âIâm pumped about leading the U.S. rankings going in to this season, because the Olympics are just one year away,â comments Fisher. âSo hopefully I can hang on to this momentum through next season and bring home a medal in Vancouver for the 2010 Olympics!â
In an intense sport like snowboarding, it takes an exceptional athlete to garner undivided attention on the halfpipe, and Steve always delivers. Catch him in action at upcoming competitions including the SAAS Fee World Cup at the end of October, the Germany World Cup in November, and the Burton Canada Open, U.S. Grand Prix, and Dew Action Sports Tour all in December, where heâs sure to prove why his #1 ranking is well deserved.
Fisherâs career highlights include two-time X Games gold medalist, three Grand Prix wins, two Vans Triple Crown wins, and four World Cup wins.
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