Canadian National Champion
World Cup and Gravity Games Gold Medalist
A native of Perth, Ontario, Crispin Lipscomb's first passion was skateboarding but a trip to the snow of Jasper, Alberta as a thirteen year old became his life altering moment as it was there he first strapped on a snowboard. Sixteen years later he's one of the best in the business. He's the Canadian National Champion, an Olympian and a multi-World Cup Medalist. Never one to rest on yesterday's accomplishment, Lipscomb is known for constantly pushing the envelope and throwing bigger and more complicated tricks when it matters most - in competition. His 'Backside 1080' was a first-ever at the 2005 Gravity Games (he won) which he followed up with the first Backside 1080 in Olympic competition the following year in Torino, Italy. In April of '06 he went big again, this time with a first-ever 'Frontside 1440' in his hometown of Whistler, BC at the World Ski & Snowboard Festival at which he won both the competition and the coveted 'Crowd Choice Award.' In January of '07 he did it again, this time at the Burton European Open in Switzerland (see photo below), becoming the first Canadian to ever win in Europe.
2010 will bring the Olympic Games to Crispin's backyard where he has set his sights on claiming the top step of the Olympic Podium in front of his hometown crowd.
"I've had great success here in Whistler in the past and I'll certainly be looking to carry the home field advantage into the Olympics. Competing against the best riders in the world, in front of my family, friends and fellow Canadians is something I've been dreaming of since Vancouver won the Olympic bid. I'll be ready!" Crispin Lipscomb
Crispin in the Community:
Crispin is also involved in the community as an ambassador for Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Canada and as a member of Team McDonald’s®, a group of athletes working with McDonald’s Canada to encourage balanced, active lifestyles among all Canadians. He has also started to set up a charity of his own called www.gosnowboarding.net, a bursary program designed to offer young people growth opportunities in snowboarding.
Crispin in the Media:
No stranger to the front of the camera, in prelude to the 2006 Olympics Crispin was featured in a 6 episode series “On the Road With Crispin Lipscomb 04 & 05 which aired on CBC TV Sports Saturday for two seasons. He's the subject of a four year Documentary titled "Pipe Dream” based on his pursuit of Olympic Gold which is currently in final production and he's been personally profiled over twenty-five time on CBC, NBC, OLN, Global TV, TSN, The Hour on CBC, and Sportsnet 2006 and 2007, and Entertainment Tonight Canada.
Sample Videos and Interviews:
Watch Crispin on Youtube.com
Watch Crispin win at the 2007 Burton European Open
Watch Crispin go big in New Zealand
Crispin giving thanks for milk video
Watch Crispin's interview after winning the 2007 Burton European Open
Read Crispin's CBC Profile here
Crispin in Snowboarding.com interview:
email Crispin at:
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