When Chase Josey drops into the superpipe, you know you're about to witness something unique. The Idaho native is known to unleash a diverse and technical bag of tricks, including quite a few switch tricks, that deviate from the norm. Among the standout tricks in his arsenal are the switch backside 900, switch double crippler and switch double Michalchuk.
Immediately following the 2014 Winter Games, plenty of people pegged a then 18-year-old Josey as an up-and-comer. The Hailey native lived up to the hype, making his first Olympic team this year.
Josey notched a huge win at the 2017 Laax Open by landing five doubles in his run. It was the first time any rider had ever accomplished such a feat.
Part of a stacked U.S. halfpipe roster, Josey has become one of the team's most consistent riders. In the 2016/17 season, he finished third in the World Snowboard Tour rankings and second in the FIS World Cup rankings.
At just 22 years old, Josey is the second youngest member of Team Idaho.
Sport: Halfpipe - Snowboard
Experience: First-time Olympian
Birthday: March 31, 1995 (22 years old)
Hometown: Hailey, Idaho
Dates of Competition
Monday, Feb. 12 - 9 PM
Tuesday, Feb. 13 - 6:30 PM
Chase Josey at the Olympics in PyeongChang
Shaun White returns to men's snowboarding halfpipe. After placing fourth in Sochi in 2014, fans were unsure whether or not White would return for another game. The 31-year-old's journey to PyeongChang almost ended after a brutal accident. In October. he crashed on the halfpipe in New Zealand during training and had to get 62 stitches. White will be back tonight for his fourth Olympic Games.