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Age:22
Home Town: Regina, Saskatchewan
Home Mountain: Whistler Blackcomb
Stance: Regular 22.5'' Wide 10° Front, -5° Back
Raised on the flatlands of Saskatchewan, Canada, Mark McMorris has become one of the most decorated and successful athletes in competitive snowboarding history. In 2011, he became the first person to land a backside triple cork 1440, a trick so difficult it was once thought impossible. In 2012, at the age of 18, he became one of few people to win double gold at the same winter X Games event, with a victory in both Slopestyle and Big Air (where he also landed the first triple in X Games history). He’s gone onto claim 12 X Games medals and counting and a bronze medal at the debut of Snowboard Slopestyle at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. He’s earned medals at the Dew Tour, the U.S. Open, Air & Style, and more in both Slopestyle and Big Air. When he’s not competing, Mark has appeared in snowboard films including Brain Farm Cinema’s “The Art of Flight,” Burton’s “Standing Sideways” and “13,” and his own feature film project, “In Motion,” shot mainly in the backcountry. Throughout it all, he’s been known as a laid-back guy who can thrown down his best even in high-pressure situations. “It’s been so great. Whenever the pressure kicks in, I’ve been able to perform,” Mark says. “That’s an athlete’s dream. It all makes me want to try harder and do better.”

 

The McMorris Gala

My brother Craig and I are so grateful for the love and support we have received and continue to receive from our home community in Regina, Saskatchewan. In the spirit of giving and togetherness, each year over the holidays we extend our appreciation through our signature event: the McMorris Gala. With live music, dancing, and an exciting line-up of silent auction items, gala attendees are guaranteed to have an unforgettable, fun evening in support of a great cause.

The 5th annual McMorris Gala fundraiser will be held on Thursday, December 22nd, 2016. All proceeds from this interactive, concert-based event are donated to Canadian Tire Jumpstart, a program designed to provide underprivileged children access to participate in sport. Since launching this event in 2012, the McMorris Gala has raised over $120,000 and helped over 1200 children pursue their passion for sport. Craig and I are committed to assisting as many kids explore their athletic potential by providing them with the same kinds of opportunities we had growing up.

 

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Rotations Spun...And counting!