Michael Ciccarelli (born September 4, 1996) is a Canadian snowboarder. He hails from Ancaster, Ontario and is a member of the Canadian National Slopestyle/Big Air Team. Coming from a family of skiers, Mikey has been snowboarding since the age of six, when his parents finally relented to his begging and bought him a board. Mikey's career was catapulted in 2012 when he won the gold medal for slopestyle at the Winter Youth Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. His pro resume highlights consist of a win at the 2015 Stoneham World Cup, a 2nd place finish at the 2017 Burton US Open, a 2nd place finish at the 2016 Fenway Park U.S. Grand Prix/World Cup Big Air, a 3rd place finish at the 2015 Cardona World Cup, and a 4th place finish at the 2017 Air & Style in Innsbruck. Mikey rides in the memory of his father, who he lost to cancer in October 2014.
Ciccarelli finished second to fellow Canadian Mark McMorris while Sven Thorgren of Sweden was third at the Burton U.S. Open, one of the most prestigious events in snowboarding. It was the first U.S. Open podium finish for Ciccarelli. "It's crazy, I can't believe it. To put that (cab triple cork 1620 melon) down in my run, it all came together," Ciccarelli said in a release from Snowboard Canada. "I didn't even really feel too much pressure, I just wanted to put a run down and I'm just so stoked."
STONEHAM, Quebec (AP) Canada's Michael Ciccarelli won first slopestyle title Saturday in the FIS Snowboard World Cup tour opener. The 18-year-old Ciccarelli had a winning score of 95.50. It's been a long time coming, Ciccarelli said. I've been working pretty hard to get tricks down. It felt good to go clean through the whole course today. After the first run I knew there was still room for some improvement. He won the Youth Olympic title for the boy's slopestyle in 2012.
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