Callan Chythlook-Sifsof

U.S. Ski and Snowboard

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EVENT - SNOWBOARD CROSS

HEIGHT 5'4"     WEIGHT 140 lbs

OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2008: Jeep King of the Mountain Champion
  • 2007: U.S. SBX champion
  • 2007: U.S. Junior National SBX Champion
  • 2007: 3rd at World Cup in Furano, Japan
  • 2007: 4th at Stoneham, Quebec, World Cup
  • 2007: 8th at Junior World Championships
  • 2007: 19th at World Championships
  • 2006: U.S. Junior National PGS Champion
  • 2005: 1st at USASA Nationals SBX
  • 2005: 1st at Jackson Hole Evolution Tour SBX

PERSONAL

Raised in Bristol Bay, way out into what Alaskans call the ''bush'' - some 400 air miles from Anchorage and accessible only by air or boat, Callan Chythlook-Sifsof is a Yupik/Inupiaq Eskimo, who after earning a spot on the U.S. C Team in '06, jumped directly to the A Team in '07 after winning the Visa U.S. Snowboardcross Championships and taking third in the first World Cup of her career.

After a huge progression during the 2008 season, Chythlook-Sifsof had to take a seat during 2009 when she was injured at the first World Cup of the season. But, with a year to build herself back up, Chythlook-Sifsof is looking strong and poised to be one of the tough competitors on the World Cup SBX circuit.

FIRST TRACKS

''When I lived out in rural Alaska, my brother and I would just mess around on snowboards on a small hill near the house,'' says Callan. A few years and competitions later, she's positioning herself well for serious contention in the 2010 Winter Olympics.

I AM

Leaning toward Dartmouth College and planning to study flight and aeronautics with the intent of someday becoming an astronaut...When it comes to scholastics, Callan digs math and science - "however, lately, I have enjoyed some of the philosophical discussions in humanities"...