VIDEO: Torstein Horgmo Retires From Competition Snowboarding @ 30 Years Old

VIDEO: Torstein Horgmo Retires From Competition Snowboarding @ 30 Years Old

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VIDEO: Torstein Horgmo Retires From Competition Snowboarding @ 30 Years Old

Torstein Horgmo was prompted by a twitter question while vlogging on October 30th and casually announced he is retiring from competitive snowboarding to focus on filming.

The 30 year old Norwegian always aspired to be a full time filming snowboarder but need to go the contest route to get exposure beyond his home country.

Torstein won a slew of medals at slopestyle and big air events over the years but was unfortunately sidelined before his only  Olympic bid in 2014, breaking his collarbone forcing him to miss Sochi entirely.

Bummer we won’s see one of the most clutch snowboarders in world in Pyeongchang but I’m happy Torstein knows what he wants out of his snowboarding career and has stepped away from the medal chase.

Here’s a quick rundown of Torstein Horgmo’s Career Highlights:

2015: 3rd, Burton European Open Slopestyle

2015: 6, X Games Aspen 2015 Snowboard Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle

2015: 6, X Games Aspen 2015 Snowboard Big Air

2013: 1st, FIS Snowboarding World Cup Slopestyle in Czech Republic

2013: 2nd, Burton US Open Slopestyle

2013: 1st, Burton European Open Slopestyle,

2013: Gold Medal, Winter X Games Big Air

2012: Silver Medal, Winter X Games Big Air

2011: 2nd, Air & Style Beijing Big Air

2011: Gold Medal, Winter X Games Big Air

2011: 1st, Dew Tour Slopestyle – Connecticut

2011: 1st, Dew Tour Slopestyle – Colorado

2011: 1st Overall, Dew Tour Season Standings Slopestyle

2010: 1st, Dew Tour Slopestyle – Mt. Snow

2010: 2nd Overall, Dew Tour Slopestyle

2010: 2nd, Oakley Arctic Challenge Slopestyle

2010: Silver Medal, X Games Big Air

2009: 1st, Dew Tour Slopestyle – Mt. Snow

2009: 1st, Dew Tour Slopestyle – Northstar-at-Tahoe, California

2009: 1st Mt Snow Dew Tour Slopestyle

2009: 1st Tahoe Dew Tour Slopestyle

2009: Silver Medal, Winter X Games Big Air

2009: 2nd, Red Bull Snowscrapers Best Trick

2009: 2nd, Andreas Wiig Invitational

2008: Gold Medal, Winter X-Games Big Air

2008: 1st, U.S. Open Big Air

2007: Abominable Snow Jam Overall Winner

2007: 3rd, Air & Style Big Air

2007: 1st Overall, Oakley Stylewars

p.s. Got to love when a dude from Norway says “Down in Europe”

[images from Torstein Horgmo Instagram]

 

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