Confident and aggressive, U.S. Snowboard team veteran Nate Holland is known for his no-holds-barred style of racing. He also earned the top spot on the 2006 Olympic team. He is in the midst of his best year yet, finishing the FIS World Cup '05 season in 3rd. He has one win under his belt, the Saas-Fee, SUI World Cup in October and a second at Whistler to start the 2006 season. He spent the offseason doing 20 starts a day from a gate in his driveway.
A confident and aggresive rider, Nate was named US Boardercrosser of the Year in 2004 by Ski Racing Magazine. His '03/'04 season was his best ever, with 4 podium finishes including 2 wins (Grand Prix, Mammoth, CA and WX UltaCross.) The Idaho-bred snowboarder travels the world competing on the FIS World Cup tour as part of the US Snowboard team in hopes of making it to the 2006 Olympics.
Nate emerged early in the '03/'04 season as an American rider to watch when he placed 5th at the FIS World Cup at Whistler, BC in December, the top placed American. He is an aggresive rider with a strong freestyle background, making him perfectly suited for SBX. In addition to SBX, he also competes in slopestyle and big air and is an avid wakeboarder during the summer.
A dedicated all-around rider in his tenth year of competition, Nate is now focused on only boardercross and big air. After winning the 2000 Squaw Valley Spring Jam, Nate had two top ten finishes in 2001. His ISF World ranking of 18 earned him his invitation to compete in Snowboarder X at WX VI.