Tanner Hall, Bio
Born: 26th October, 1983
Home: Kalispell, Montana
Some people quit at the first hurdle, others don't ever seem to stop. And Tanner Hall is definitely from the latter – from 2001 to 2009, he medalled every single year at the Winter X Games. For those of you still doing the maths, that's nine straight years of success. With a record like that, it's no surprise he's on the Oakley pro ski team.
Tanner's success comes from a focused, aggressive approach to skiing. He runs through his rigorous training schedule with military precision, even carrying his determined attitude over to rehabilitation. Tanner quit the pro scene in 2009 after overshooting a jump at Stevens Pass, Washington and obliterating his knees in a less than graceful landing. But by taking things slowly and methodically, he's back on the skis and focusing on his new love – film-making.
Despite dropping off the face of professional skiing, Tanner Hall remains one of the most decorated freeskiers ever. From the first time he strapped skis to his feet at the young age of 3, Tanner pushed the limits of freeskiing and turned pro three years shy of his eighteenth birthday. Tanner took his skiing in the direction of flair and creativity and today is looked on as one of the forefathers of skiings freestyle movement.
Part entrepreneur, part athlete, Tanner has pushed the boundaries since day one. That's a record that Oakley can totally identify with.
2012: Wins The North Face Freeski Open of New Zealand, sealing his comeback to the competitive scene
2012: Places fourth at the Sammy Carlson Invitational in May, his first contest for almost four years
2009: Male Skier of the year in Powder Magazine, Winter Dew Tour Halfpipe Cup
2008: Gold in Winter X Games-Superpipe
2006: Gold US Freeskiing Open - Superpipe, Gold Winter X Games – Superpipe, Powder Video Awards - Worst Slam and Best Male performance
2005: Silver Winter X Games-Slopestyle, Silver Medal Winter X Games-Superpipe, Gold US Freeskiing Open-Superpipe, Silver US Freeskiing Open-Slopestyle.
2004: Gold Winter X Games-Slopestyle, 1st X3 Freeski Invitational, 1st World Skiing Invitational-Halfpipe, 2nd Taco World Superpipe Championships, Silver US Freeskiing Open-Superpipe.
2003: Gold Winter X Games-Slopestyle, Silver Winter X Games-Superpipe, Gold US Freeskiing Open-Slopestyle, 1st World Superpipe Championships, 1st Ultimate Bumps&Jumps-big air, 1st Park City All-Stars Rail Jam, 1st West Coast Invitational-jib jam, 2nd World Skiing Invitational-big air, Silver US Freeskiing Open-Big air, 2nd Ultimate Bumps&Jumps-superpipe, 2nd Paul Mitchell Huck & Roll-halfpipe.
2002: Gold Winter X Games-Slopestyle, Gold US Freeskiing Open-Slopestyle, 1st World Skiing Invitational -Big Air, 1st Cham Jam, France-slopestyle, Gold in High Times smoke off, 1st Ultimate Bumps&Jumps-superpipe, 2nd Ultimate Bumps&Jumps-big air, 2nd. Ultimate Bumps&Jumps-moguls, Silver US Freeskiing Open-Big Air.
2001: Gold Winter X Games-Big Air, Silver Core Xtreme Games-quarterpipe, Silver Core Xtreme Games-big air, 1st Winter X Qualifier-big air, Bronze US Freeskiing Open-Slopestyle.
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