Weight: 195 lbs
Birthplace: Boston, Mass.
School: Boston College (1999)
Club: Steamboat Springs Winter Sport Club
- 2008: 2nd in PGS at Lake Placid World Cup
- 2008: 3rd in PGS at La Molina World Cup
- 2007: 6th in PGS at Worlds
- 2007: 6th in PGS in Bardonecchia World Cup
- 2007: 3 Race to the Cup PGS victories
- 2006 Olympic Winter Games - 11th in PGS
- 2006: 7th at Lake Placid World Cup
- 2006: 9th at Le Relais, QUE, World Cup
- 2006: Won Haus in Ennstall, AUT, Europa Cup
- 2005: U.S./NorAm Champion
- 9 World Cup top-10 finishes
- 40 career podiums
The untraditional athlete, Tyler Jewell gave up snowboarding in the late 1990s in favor of a degree from Boston College. He picked it back up in an effort to make the 2002 U.S. Olympic Team. Jewell didn't make the 2002 squad, but he continued competing with his eyes set on the 2006 Olympic run where he became the only man to represent the U.S. in alpine racing.
Jewell started the 2008-09 season out strong, notching out two World Cup top-10 results and landing a spot on the World Championship team. Sadly, it was a season cut short for Jewell when the racing star hurt his knee in the start gate. He managed to still race at the Championships, which garnered him a 10th-place finish, and he sat the rest of the season out to recuperate.
He was a skier from before he can remember and then picked up snowboarding one day at the mountain with his older brother. When a college degree beckoned in the 1990s, Jewell opted for the education, but returned to snowboarding in 1999-2000 with refueled Olympic dreams.
OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES/WORLDS
2007 Worlds - 6th PGS, 23rd PSL
2006 Olympic Winter Games - 11th PGS
Relentless. Played lacrosse at Boston College, and received his degree in human development. Enjoys rock climbing, surfing and mountain biking.