Maddy Schaffrick

TEEN SNOWBOARDING PHENOM

PERSONAL DATA

Birthdate 4/29/94
Hometown Steamboat Springs, CO
Resides Steamboat Springs, CO
Height 5’1”


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

• 2010, Best Trick, Superpipe, CoverGirl Snow Angels Invitational, Snowmass, CO
• 2010, Most Progressive Rider, Superpipe, CoverGirl Snow Angels Invitational, Snowmass, CO
• 2010, 2nd Place, Superpipe, Winter Dew Tour’s Toyota Championship, Mount Snow Resort, West Dover, VT
• 2010, 8th Place, Halfpipe, Sprint USSA Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain, CA
• 2009, 6th Place, Halfpipe, Sprint USSA Grand Prix, Copper Mountain, CO
• 2009, 11th Place, Halfpipe, FIS World Cup, Cadrona, NZ
• 2009, Most Progressive Rider, CoverGirl Snow Angels Invitational, Snowmass, CO
• 2009, Best Trick (Switch backside 720 to back 900), CoverGirl Snow Angels Invitational, Snowmass, CO
• 2009, 3rd Place, Halfpipe, USSA Grand Prix, Killington, VT
• 2009, 1st Place, Halfpipe, USSA Revolution Tour, Boreal, CA
• 2009, 1st Place, Slopestyle, USSA Revolution Tour, Boreal, CA
• 2009, 8th Place, Women’s Halfpipe, Winter X Games, Snowmass, CO
• 2008, 4th Place, Halfpipe, USSA Grand Prix, Copper Mountain, CO
• 2008, 1st Place, Girl’s Halfpipe, Burton US Open Junior Jam, Stratton Mountain, VT
• 2008, 2nd Place, Women’s Slopestyle, Burton AM Series, Copper Mountain, CO
• 2008, 1st Place, Women’s Halfpipe. Burton AM Series, Copper Mountain, CO
• 2008, 4th Place Women’s Halfpipe, USSA Revolution Tour, Park City, UT
• 2008, 2nd Place, Women’s Halfpipe, USSA Revolution Tour, Copper Mountain, CO
• 2007, 3rd Place, National Ranking, USASA National Snowboard Championships, Northstar at Tahoe, CA
• 2007, 1st Place, Giant Slalom, USASA National Snowboard Championships, Northstar at Tahoe, CA
• 2007, 1st Place, Female Open Class, Mavericks Superpipe Challenge, Steamboat Springs, CO
• 2007, All-Star Team Member, Sports Illustrated Kids’ Next Snow Search, Killington, VT
• 2006, 1st Place, National Ranking, USASA National Snowboard Championships, Northstar at Tahoe, CA
• 2006, National Team Member, Sports Illustrated Kids’ Next Snow Search, Killington, VT
• 2006, All-Star Team Member, Sports Illustrated Kids’ Next Snow Search, Keystone, CO
• 2005, 3rd Place, Overall Freestyle, USASA National Snowboard Championships, Copper Mountain, CO
• 2005, 1st Place, Slopestyle, USASA National Snowboard Championships, Copper Mountain, CO
• 2005, 1st Place, Halfpipe, SOS Outreach Series, Menehune Girls: 10-11 Years Old Division, Breckenridge, CO
• 2005, Judge’s Choice Award, Best Female Snowboarder, Sports Illustrated Kids’ Next Snow Search, Keystone, CO
• 2004, 1st Place, Halfpipe, Sobe Mavericks Superpipe Challenge, Youth Women 15 & Younger, Steamboat Springs, CO
• 2004, 2nd Place, Overall Alpine & Overall Freestyle, USASA National Snowboard Championships, Angel Fire, NM
• 2004, 1st Place, Overall Alpine, USASA National Snowboard Championships, Angel Fire, NM
• 2004, 1st Place, Giant Slalom, USASA National Snowboard Championships, Angel Fire, NM
• 2004, National Team Member, Sports Illustrated Kids’ Next Snow Search, Ages 9-13, Keystone, CO
• 2003, 1st Place, Giant Slalom, SOS Outreach Series, Grommet Girls: 8-9 Year Old Division, Steamboat Springs, CO

BACKGROUND

Seeing an early love of sports in their young child, parents Cat and Dan Schaffrick exposed Maddy to a variety of different activities. While Maddy excelled at most any sport she participated in, it was one fateful day as a 7-year-old on a snowy mountain-top that would forever change her life.

Currently ranked 9th in the world in her division, Maddy Shaffrick is 15-year-old, teen snowboarding phenom with already 8 years of competing to her credit.

Her hard-work, dedication and fearlessness have led to success in Halfpipe and Slopestyle, as well as Giant Slalom and Freestyle.

In 2008, Maddy made her professional debut, proving she was a definite force to be reckoned with. That first year alone, Maddy took home 4th Place at the USSA Grand Prix in Copper Mountain, CO (a field stacked heavily with the biggest names in the sport), won a 3rd Place spot on the podium at the USSA Grand Prix in Killington, VT, made an exciting appearance at the X Games and won both the Best Trick and Most Progressive Rider awards at the CoverGirl Snow Angels Invitational in Snowmass, CO.

Never wavering in spirit or dedication, Maddy balances both the work and social pressures of attending high school with the lifestyle of a traveling professional athlete.

Maddy says that snowboarding became a “way of life” the year that she turned pro and that is something she will do for the rest of her life.

X Games Gold Medalist Torah Bright of Australia has taken notice of young Maddy and has this to say about her: "I give [her] a few years and she might be winning the US Open Women’s! It’s crazy to think of where snowboarding will be with the young incredible riders coming up!"

Of herself, Maddy says that she is an average teenage girl who loves to hang out with her friends and family, wakes up every day to go to public school and play sports… until snowboard season that is. During snowboard season Maddy trains every single day and more often than not is traveling to new and exciting places to compete.

When not in school or on the mountain, Maddy loves to listen to techno music, watch Channing Tatum movies and eat Mexican food.


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