Oakley Signs Four-Time Winter X Snowboard Slopestyle Gold Medalist, Jamie Anderson
It's not every day that you sign an elite-level athlete with Jamie Anderson's pedigree. A four-time Winter X Games gold medalist and a U.S. Olympic-hopeful, Anderson joined Oakley's women's snowboard team just as she was about to embark on her mission to defend her Winter X Games 16 slopestyle gold medal. She succeeded, and now she's on to her next goal for 2013: qualifying for the top spot on the Women's U.S. Snowboard Team for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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"I have always wanted to work with Oakley," Jamie said. "The team is phenomenal - ski, snow, women's, men's - I've always been inspired by what they're creating and the projects they've done. I've also always known how amazing their lens technology is and how respected their whole marketing team is, so it feels great to be connected with such a solid crew. It seems like it's been a long time coming, but it always happens when the time is right."
Born and raised in South Lake Tahoe, Nev., Jamie first learned to ride at the age of nine before joining the Sierra-at-Tahoe team shortly thereafter. She is a three-time World Tour Champion, seven-time X Games medalist, 2011 Dew Tour champion and holds the record for youngest winner in X Games history. She arrived at WX17 following a dominating 2012 season in which she finished on the podium in eight of 10 events, including gold medals at X Games and X Games Europe as well as every stop on the 2012 Burton Global Open Series.
"Oakley has a long standing history in action sports and as a brand we pride ourselves on driving progression in the industry with innovative, game changing products," said Patrick McIlvain, Oakley VP Global Sports Marketing. "We look for athletes who have that same drive to be at the forefront of their sport and Jamie has always impressed us with her raw talent and ability to conquer any terrain. She has been a dominating force in women's slopestyle riding for years and we are proud to welcome her into the Oakley family."
Learn more about Jamie Anderson and the company’s latest advancements in women’s-specific eyewear on Oakley.com.