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Kevin catapulted onto the professional snowboarding stage in 2005 at age 18, soaring above others in his division and quickly becoming the athlete to watch in the ever-evolving sport.

Kevin’s professional ascent happened at a time when snowboarding tricks were evolving rapidly. His sporting rivalry with Shaun White introduced airbags and foamlanding pits into the sport, reflecting the lengths each was prepared to go to achieve Olympic glory.

In the 2009 Winter X Games, Kevin brought home the Silver Medal for Superpipe, making him a strong contender to win Gold in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Then on New Year’s Eve 2009, while training for the Olympic trials in Park City, Utah and practicing a trick on the half-pipe that would guarantee him a medal if successfully executed, Kevin suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury. Although he was wearing a helmet, the accident left Kevin in critical condition and he was in a coma for a week.

Kevin continues to be an important part of the snowboarding world. He has been commentating at events, like Winter X Games, since late 2011, and on December 13, 2011, Kevin got back on a snowboard for the first time.  While he admits that not being able to compete is something he has to come to terms with every single day, he does not feel defeated and he is enjoying being back on snow.
While Kevin’s life and career path have been altered, his passion for snowboarding is unchanging. Kevin continues to be part of FRENDS, a group of professional riders who promote camaraderie within the sport.


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20 Most Iconic Snowboarding Images Photo Exhibition Tour

Snowboarding News: Snowboarder Mag | Tuesday January 19, 2016

Los Angeles, CA–There is no better way to celebrate Boarding for Breast Cancer’s (B4BC’s) 20th Anniversary than with a fundraiser featuring the 20 Most Iconic Snowboarding Images of All Time, and an opportunity to own a piece of history. Trevor Graves, founder of NEMO Design and celebrated snowboard photographer, and... Shared by: Snowboarder Mag Read Article...

To Wear A Helmet Or Not To Wear A Helmet You Decide

Snowboarding News: Karakoram | Tuesday May 12, 2015

Helmet use and its correlation to traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and risk-taking behavior in snowboarding and skiing: A VERY brief review of literature. By Russell Cunningham, Exercise Physiologist David “Splitstoke” Benton. Mount Rainier, February 2015, just a few weeks before he nearly lost his life to a Traumatic Brain Injury. Photo:... Shared by: Karakoram Read Article...

High Cascade Session 5 Frendliest Session Of The Summer With Danny Davis Scotty Lago Kevin Pearce And More

Snowboarding News: Snowboarder Mag | Thursday August 07, 2014

Myles Soderstrom Session 5 at High Cascade was the Frendliest session of the summer. Danny Davis, Elena Hight, Kevin Pearce, Jamie Anderson, Scotty Lago, and Luke and Jack Mitrani took Government Camp by storm. Campers were chomping at the bit to hang with these icons of American snowboarding and competed in... Shared by: Snowboarder Mag Read Article...

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Snowboarding News: Burton | Friday June 20, 2014

Live streaming now! PhotosGot a question for @[107523875954231:274:Danny Davis]? He is LIVE with @[137417442985943:274:Kevin Pearce] and @[257563367609256:274:Jack Mitrani] right now! Ask any of these guys questions on the Ustream. PHOTO: Huggy Shared by: Burton Read Article...

Today Is The Day A Portion Of All Of Todays Sales At Our Flagship Locations B

Snowboarding News: Burton | Saturday March 22, 2014

Today is the day! A portion of all of today's sales at our Flagship locations, Burton Snowboards Burlington Store, Burton Snowboards New York Store, Burton Snowboards Chicago Store, Burton Snowboards Los Angeles Store, Burton Snowboards San Francisco Store, and Burton Snowboards Berkeley Store, will be going to support Loveyourbrain and... Shared by: Burton Read Article...

Loveyourbrain And Burton Snowboards Are Coming Together This Saturday March 22n

Snowboarding News: Burton | Wednesday March 19, 2014

Loveyourbrain and Burton Snowboards are coming together this Saturday, March 22nd to support the Kevin Pearce Fund! A portion of all sales that day in any Burton Flagship store will go to support the amazing work of the Kevin Pearce Fund. Stop by your nearest local Burton Flagship... Shared by: Burton Read Article...

Dispatches Kevin Pearce Fund Ping Pong Tournament At The Us Open

Snowboarding News: Snowboarder Mag | Thursday March 06, 2014

words and photos: Mark Clavin The Pearce Brothers called upon the old sibling rivalry game of ping pong to inspire the fundraising event held early in the week during the US Open in Vail, Colorado. In addition to the ping pong tourney, Love Your Brain and the Frends crew teamed up... Shared by: Snowboarder Mag Read Article...

Craig Hospital Foundation Receives Gift From The Kevin Pearce Fund

Snowboarding News: Snowboarder Mag | Monday March 03, 2014

Englewood, Colo.— Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado has received a $10,000 donation from Kevin Pearce, a former professional snowboarder and former Craig Hospital patient. Pearce presented the gift at a press conference on Friday, Feb. 28 in Colorado. On December 31, 2009, while training for the U.S. Olympic trials, Pearce sustained a... Shared by: Snowboarder Mag Read Article...

Interview Terje Haakonsen Talks The Arctic Challenge 2014 The Olympics And Riding Switch At The Mt Baker Banked Slalom

Snowboarding News: Snowboarder Mag | Wednesday February 19, 2014

p: Aaron Blatt words: Pat Bridges Within the canon of snowboarding few protagonists have been as prolific, inspiring, and influential as Terje Haakonsen. Both on the snow and off, Haakon has strived to manifest change through action. Whether conjuring new dimensions of board control in the middle of a backcountry line or... Shared by: Snowboarder Mag Read Article...

Mt Baker Is Known For Lots Of Deep Fresh Snow But The Day Before The Legendar

Snowboarding News: Burton | Wednesday February 19, 2014

Mt. Baker is known for lots of deep, fresh snow, but the day before the Legendary Banked Slalom it hadn’t snowed in weeks. That doesn’t seem to matter when cruising the fun, natural features of the resort with Kimmy Fasani, Ben Ferguson, Jack Mitrani, and Kevin Pearce.Hot Laps at a... Shared by: Burton Read Article...

Vail Resorts Echo And Chaos Headware Receive Sos Outreachs Social Impact Awards

Snowboarding News: Sia Snow Show | Tuesday February 18, 2014

By: Summit Daily February 18, 2014 SOS Outreach held its fifth annual Youth Summit during the Snowsports Industries America Snow Show in Denver earlier this month, recognizing corporate contributions to youth development. This year, SOS presented its Social Impact Award in Youth Development to Nicky DeFord, of Vail Resorts Echo, and Chaos Headware.... Shared by: Sia Snow Show Read Article...

Gnu Gateway In Mens Fitness Kps Crash Reel Giveaway

Snowboarding News: Mervin | Tuesday January 28, 2014

Men’s Fitness features the Gnu Gateway as part of the Kevin Pearce’s ‘The Crash Reel’ Sweepstakes: Shared by: Mervin Read Article...

Beaver Creeks National Safety Month Education Focuses On Helmet Safety Kevin Pearce Film Screening At Vilar

Snowboarding News: Heavenly Mountain Resort | Friday January 17, 2014

Beaver Creek, Colo. - The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) has designated the entire month of January as National Safety Month. Beaver Creek's safety education awareness efforts take place all season long. In honor of Safety Month, this year the resort is highlighting Helmet Safety and together with community partners,... Shared by: Heavenly Mountain Resort Read Article...

Sia To Host Crash Reel Screening At 2014 Snow Show

Snowboarding News: Transworld Business | Tuesday January 14, 2014

Kevin Pearce Q&A to follow screening at Colorado Convention Center on...The post SIA To Host CRASH REEL Screening At 2014 Snow Show appeared first on Transworld Business. Shared by: Transworld Business Read Article...

Hcsc Announces 2014 Signature Sessiontm Line Up

Snowboarding News: Snowboarder Mag | Wednesday January 08, 2014

  High Cascade Snowboard Camp is excited to announce the 2014 Signature Session™ Pro roster for the 2014 Summer Snowboard Camp season on Mt.Hood, Oregon. New to this year’s roster and the source of much Internet excitement is the addition of the famed Lick The Cat crew (Sage Kotsenburg, Sam Taxwood,... Shared by: Snowboarder Mag Read Article...

From Crash Reel To Recovery And Everything In Between

Snowboarding News: Sia Snow Show | Thursday December 19, 2013

By: NPR December 19, 2013 Snowboarder Kevin Pearce suffered a severe brain injury after an accident on the halfpipe in 2009. His road to recovery is the subject of director Lucy Walker's documentary The Crash Reel. In 2009, snowboarder Kevin Pearce was riding high, soaring skyward, twisting his body into breathtaking acrobatics. He... Shared by: Sia Snow Show Read Article...

The Crash Reel With Kevin Pearce In Theaters

Snowboarding News: US Snowboarding | Saturday December 14, 2013

The Crash Reel follows the rise and fall of Kevin Pearce's snowboarding career and exposes the irresistible, yet potentially fatal, appeal of extreme sports. At his athletic peak, Kevin was known as "the man who could beat Shaun White" in the 2010 Olympics. But his path changed drastically after a... Shared by: US Snowboarding Read Article...

Kevin Pearce Crash Reel Interview

Snowboarding News: Jason Hennessey | Friday December 13, 2013

Kevin Pearce Interview Wednesday Dec. 11th, 2013SB: "The Crash Reel" opens in theaters Dec. 13th, How widely will the film be released?KP: The film will going to be released in of select theaters. It's amazing to see how much more powerful it is to see it on a big screen,... Shared by: Jason Hennessey Read Article...

The Crash Reel Official Trailer

Snowboarding News: | Thursday December 05, 2013

The Crash Reel - Official TrailerHuntington Beach, CA USA (Monday Dec 02, 2013) – Coming to theaters in the U.S. and Canada December 13, 2013 The epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Kevin Pearce and Shaun White is documented in this exhilarating ride into the world of extreme snowboarding. With both... Shared by: Read Article...

The Crash Reel Kevin Pearce Movie

Snowboarding News: Jason Hennessey | Wednesday December 04, 2013

The Crash Reel chronicles the snowboarding accident of professional snowboarder, Kevin Pearce, and his re-ascent toward recovery.This eye-popping film seamlessly combines twenty years of stunning action footage with new specially-shot verité footage and interviews as it follows U.S. champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce and exposes the irresistible but potentially fatal appeal... Shared by: Jason Hennessey Read Article...

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