Snowboarder Alex Deibold ‘still fighting’ after ‘heartbreaking’ Olympic experience

Alex Deibold‘s snowboarding career has been quite the ride.

The New England native says he was on skis by age two, snowboarding by age 4 and in competitions by age 8, all without much prodding from his parents. After seeing success early on in his athletic career, Deibold was recruited to attend the storied Stratton Mountain School in Vermont, which he graduated from in 2004.

“I’m still here, fighting, 14 years later,” he says of the longevity of his career.

Upon his graduation, Deibold was named to the inaugural United States snowboard team for boardcross. It was an impressive feat, but his sights were set much higher.

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