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Louie Vito on the halfpipe. Red Bull content.

2014 Sochi athlete spotlight - Louie Vito

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.

— US Snowboarding