Louie Vito attended the respected Stratton Mountain School – a ski and snowboard academy from the eighth grade through high school. He turned professional at age 17 and immediately became a familiar presence on winners’ podiums.
A member of the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team, Vito has also accumulated six career X Games medals, including two gold medals. In an unprecedented streak between the Olympics Winter Games Vancouver 2010 and Spring 2012, he managed the unheard-of feat of earning podium positions in 20 of the world’s 23 major snowboarding contests.
In January 2014, Vito was the first athlete ever to both co-host and compete in the X Games at the same time. In addition to his demanding hosting duties for ESPN and ABC during the X Games, he also won the silver medal in superpipe.
Vito has won fans off the mountain as well – he competed on “Dancing with The Stars” (season 9) and was featured in ESPN The Magazine’s “Body Issue” in 2011. Since then, he was named Men’s Health magazine’s Top 50 Most Fit Athletes in the World, he had a speaking part in the movie Point Break, hosted several projects for Red Bull-TV and ESPN, appeared on numerous TV shows on Nickelodeon.
In 2015, Vito won a Young Hollywood Award as the country’s “Most Awesome Athlete.” Recently, he filmed a season of “The Challenge” on MTV and was the TV analyst for several snowboarding events on NBC and Fox Sports TV. Every year, Vito hosts a charity Rail Jam at his hometown mountain resort in Ohio. This event has grown to be the biggest one of its kind in the entire Midwest.
Hometown: Bellefontaine, Ohio
Currently Resides: Sandy, Utah
Birthdate: March 20, 1988
Social Media: Twitter: @louievito; Instagram: @louievito; Facebook: louievitofanpage
Toyota Vehicle: Toyota Tundra
Olympic History: 2010
- Four-time Grand Prix overall halfpipe champion
- Two-time Dew Cup overall champion
- Six-time X Games medalist; Two-time gold medalist (2011 – superpipe, 2013 – superpipe)
- Competed in Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010 (fifth, halfpipe)
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