Champion Shaun White
Named NASJA Outstanding Competitor
PARK CITY, Utah (April 13) - Olympic halfpipe gold medalist
Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) has been named winner of the North American
Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA) annual Outstanding Competitor
Before becoming the Olympic champion, the 19-year-old White became the
first person to sweep all five events in the Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard
Grand Prix - the lone Olympic qualifying series - and the Winter X Games
in Aspen, Colo. After the Games of Torino ended, White also won the halfpipe
contest at the U.S. Open at Stratton Mountain, Vt.
Announcement of the honor for "The Flying Tomato" was made
during the annual NASJA convention in Fernie, B.C.