Date of Birth:  April 13, 1975
 Place of Birth: Montreal, QC
 Residence: Mt. Tremblant, QC
 Years on National Team:
 10
 Height:  5'10"
 Weight: 175 lbs.

Born in Montreal, Jasey Jay Anderson's family moved to Val-Morin, Quebec when he was a child. In one of the ski resort hotbeds of Canada, he was instilled with a love of nature and numerous outdoor sports, including snowshoeing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling, which he continues to enjoy to this day.

His brother, Jayme-Jay -- himself a snowboarder who competed on the FIS tour during the late 1990's -- and Quebec snowboarding icon Pierre Verrot were responsible for initially introducing Anderson to the sport.

Since then he has become one of the most versatile and aggressive snowboarders in the sport, earning a staggering 51 podium finishes (including 23 gold), and five FIS Crystal Globes as Overall World Champion.

Anderson has dominated in both the slalom events and in the snowboardcross. He has captured 14 golds since the event was added to the international tour in 1999-2000.

Anderson also has some momentum going into Turin, as he's placed within the top five in two World Cup events in Chile and Switzerland during the 2005-06 season. He was also named champion of the Jeep King of the Mountain snowboardcross series in 2005.

For all of Anderson's success on the mountain though, an Olympic podium finish has eluded him thus far. He finished 16th in the Giant Slalom in Nagano in 1998, and 29th in the Parallel GS in Salt Lake. There's no question that Anderson will be eager to improve on his previous results and add an Olympic medal to his already impressive list of accomplishments at the 2006 Turin Games.


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