Weight: 120 lbs
Birthplace: Chicago, Ill.
School: Lowell Whiteman School
Club: Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club
- 2009: 2nd at the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix in Killington
- 2008: 6th at the 48 Straight in Squaw Valley
- 2007: Revolution Tour halfpipe champion (2 wins)
- 2007: 3rd at Grand Prix at Tamarack, Idaho
- 2006: 13th at Junior Worlds
- 2006: 1st at Jackson Hole Revolution Tour
- 2005: 3rd at Mt. Hood Revolution Tour
- 2005: 1st at U.S. Open Junior Jam
You're doing all right when the likes of Josh Dirksen is calling your lien air the best in the business. Matt Ladley, a product of the famed Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, became a big edition to the U.S. Snowboarding program after tearing up the 2007 Chevrolet Revolution tour. It took him only one year and a podium on the U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix series to jump to the pro ranks, and now guys like Steve Fisher are stoked on his back-to-back 1080s.
Ladley was flying high on his second year of international World Cup competition in 2009 as he again made a career best result in Italy, finishing 11th against a tough field. But, Ladley wasn't finished showing off his skills as he made his way back to the U.S for the final U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix of the season in Killington, Vt., where he landed solid hits to finish second in the event.
Ladley learned how to ride from Chris Saponaro, a ski instructor in Telluride, Colo. He spent the next few years riding in Chicago at Raging Buffalo before moving to Steamboat Springs, Colo., when he was 11 years old. He started training with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and now shreds with U.S. Snowboarding.
Digging a freshly cut pipe or a bluebird powder day, mountain biking and skateboarding. Also inspired by "my mom because she helps me with everything and my dad because he tells me I can do anything if I put my mind to it."