Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson just announced the pro lineup for the second season of his hit show Titan Games, and it includes three-time Olympic snowboarder, Hannah Teter. Titan Games is a bit like American Gladiator but closer to the Crossfit Games because the contestants and the pros don’t actually do physical combat (bummer). Hannah has a lot of experience in front of the camera as world class halfpipe competitor and now she’s going prime time. Make sure to tune in for the season premiere Monday, May 25th.
A native of Belmont, Vt., Teter was born into a snowboarding family. She is the youngest of five siblings and two of her four older brothers, Abe and Elijah, have competed for the U.S. Snowboard team. At age 8, she started snowboarding and by 2002, at age 15, she had become the World Junior Halfpipe Champion.
Teter competed in seven World Cup events from 2002-04 with four victories, including her first Winter X Games appearance in 2003. She went on to become a nine-time X Games medalist – six individual and three unified dual slalom.
Coming off an injury in 2005, Teter was unsure of how she would be able to compete in the 2006 Olympics in Turn, Italy. Ultimately, she persevered and went on to win the gold medal in halfpipe competition that year. Her accomplishment also received recognition from the United States Olympic Committee who named her the USOC SportsWoman of the Year. In addition, she won the ESPY Award for Best Action Sports Female in 2006. Four years later at the winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C., Teter took home the silver medal in halfpipe competition. Later that year she received VH1’s Do Something Award for Athlete of the Year.
Off the mountain, Teter serves as the Special Olympics Global Ambassador and is also involved in charity work, founding two philanthropic business ventures: Hannah’s Gold and Sweet Cheeks, which helps the less fortunate. Hannah’s Gold has raised nearly $200,000 for an impoverished village in Kenya and her line of underwear, Sweet Cheeks – Panties with a Purpose, raises funds for the charity partner Children International, which helps aid children living in extreme poverty.