| Date of Birth:
August 26, 1976
Place of Birth: Red Bank, NJ
Residence: Squamish, BC
Years on National Team:
Halfpipe specialist Justin Lamoureux employs a strong skateboarding and surfing background as the foundation for his extremely technical riding style.
Born in New Jersey, Lamoureux lived a nomadic existence as a child, as his French-Canadian family returned to Canada when he was only eight. He subsequently lived in Ottawa, the Eastern Townships of Quebec, then on to the University of Waterloo, where he eventually completed a degree in mechanical engineering. He now lives in Squamish, BC, in close proximity to his training base at Whistler.
Though he excels primarily in Halfpipe, Lamoureux also competes in Big Air competitions, and spends extensive time in the backcountry near his home in British Columbia.
He has posted a steady stream of solid results since becoming a professional rider five years ago, including a third place finish in the Halfpipe at the Breckenridge Grand Prix last year, and a silver medal at the 2005 World Championships in Whistler.
Lamoureux has also produced strong showings on the FIS World Cup Tour this season, riding to a 16th-place finish at Saas-Fee, Switzerland, in October of 2005, and a 15th in Halfpipe at Whistler one month later.
Away from the slopes, Lamoureux is a committed environmentalist who enjoys spending time with friends. He is committed to the goal of averting the predicted American domination in the Halfpipe in Turin, and returning home with an Olympic medal in hand.
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