| Date of Birth:
Aug. 7, 1979
Place of Birth: Ottawa, ON
Residence: Whistler, BC
Years on National Team:
In his four years on the Canadian senior National snowboarding squad, Halfpipe rider Crispin Lipscomb has become a team fixture. And if he can execute his technical approach and stomp his landings, he has a legitimate shot at a medal in Turin.
Lipscomb brings a unique perspective to his runs in the Halfpipe. For the past several years, he has served as coach for the New Zealand Junior National snowboard team and the BC High Performance provincial team.
His in-depth knowledge of the technical elements of the sport has clearly paid huge dividends in competition. Lipscomb vocally pronounced his arrival on the international stage in March of last year with a gold medal at the 2005 Gravity Games. He continued his very strong year with a win in the pipe at Big White.
Most recently, he has posted two solid results on the current World Cup tour -- a seventh at Whistler in December of 2005, and an eighth in Kreishberg Austria in January -- to propel him into the Turin Games with a great deal of positive momentum.
Given his upbringing near the nation's capital in Ottawa, it's perhaps no wonder he has become one of the sport's most visible and committed ambassadors. Lipscomb is actively involved with the Ronald McDonald House Charity, and he has also recently founded his own charity called Hyperlink, which is committed to getting boards and lift tickets in the hands of deserving young riders through a scholarship program.
Lipscomb will no doubt embrace his ambassador role in Turin this year, and turn the heads of the international community with a solid performance in the Halfpipe at the 2006 Games.
February 20: 24 seconds with Crispin Lipscomb
February 13: Riders get crowd rocking
2006 Snowboarding Coverage