Todd Richards (snowboarder)

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Todd Richards is a snowboarder from Paxton, Massachusetts. Richards helped introduce "skate style" at a time when the sport was mainly influenced by alpine racing events. Richards grew up skateboarding on the East Coast and translated his skills on four wheels to riding a halfpipe made of snow.


During his career, Richards won multiple US Open halfpipe titles, X Games gold medals, and World Championship firsts. [1] [2] He was a member of the 1998 US Olympic Halfpipe Team in Nagano. [3] In 2003, Richards published an autobiography titled P3: Parks, Pipes, and Powder. He has done color commentary for NBC's coverage of the Torino, [4] Vancouver, Sochi, Pyeongchang, [1] and Beijing Olympic Games [5] and has produced a series of webisodes entitled "Todcasts for Quiksilver." [6]

Richards is the subject of a documentary entitled "Me, Myself and I" that was released in 2009.


He played a former professional snowboarder in the 2001 movie Out Cold. [7]

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