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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 '07 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.
During his first season of international World Cup competition, the young Ladley pulled in some solid results-three top 20s-to help him set the stage for an inevitably successful future in the pipe. Ladley used the rest of his time perfecting his showstopping tricks. By the end of this year's summer training, his back-to-back 1080s were bigger than Jared before the Subway diet - more stylish, too.
Matt learned how to ride from Chris Saponaro, a ski instructor in Telluride, Colorado. He spent the next few years riding in Chicago at Raging Buffalo before moving to Steamboat when he was 11. He started training with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and now shreds with U.S. Snowbaording
* 2008: 6th at the 48 Straight in Squaw Valley
* 2007: Revolution Tour halfpipe champion (2 wins)
* 2007: 3rd at Grand Prix at Tamarack, ID
* 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