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Kent Callister Kent Callister

Athlete Biography

Kent Callister got into snowboarding when he and his family moved from the Gold Coast to Bend, Oregon USA. His home mountain is Mt Bachelor and when he is not snowboarding, he also competes in skateboarding.

Callister started competing in FIS races in both Snowboard Halfpipe and Slopestyle in March 2010. He had his first podium finishes with back to back gold medals in Halfpipe and Slopestyle at the Rev Tour in at the start of 2012.

As a 16-year-old, Callister put the snowboard world on notice, becoming the first competitor to ever win two championships in a single Gatorade Free Flow Tour season after winning the Slopestyle and Superpipe.

In the 2012/13 season, Callister was selected in both the US and Australian Halfpipe teams. In 2012, competing at his first World Cup in Cardrona, New Zealand, Callister placed 13th in Halfpipe. He went on to place ninth in Copper Mountain before finishing15th at the 2013 World Championships in Stoneham, Canada.

In the first World Cup of the 2013/14 qualification season in Cardrona, Callister made the semi-final, finishing in 16th place. He went on to grab 12th place at the prestigious Dew Tour in Colorado.

His great uncle is Cyril Callister, the man who invented Vegemite.

Schedule and Results

Start lists for Australian athletes will be available as soon as they are allocated. Please note this can be as late as within 24 hours before the scheduled start time of the event. Medal events, regardless of Australian participation, will also be displayed here.

Day 4, Feb 11 2014

Snowboard
(Local) / 4:00 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Men's HP Qualif. Heat 2 Run 1
Kent Callister 5th (87.00)
(Local) / 4:35 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Men's HP Qualif. Heat 2 Run 2
Kent Callister 16th (25.50)
(Local) / 7:00 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Men's HP Semifinal Run 1
Kent Callister 5th (49.25)
(Local) / 7:34 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Men's HP Semifinal Run 2
Kent Callister 1st (79.50)
(Local) / 9:30 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Men's HP Final Run 1
Kent Callister 10th (40.00)
(Local) / 9:59 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Men's HP Final Run 2 Medal Event
Kent Callister 6th (68.50)
SUI Iouri Podladtchikov JPN Ayumu Hirano JPN Taku Hiraoka

Fast Facts

Sport
Snowboard
Status
Selected
Event
Halfpipe Men
Height
175cm
Weight
72kg
Age
18
Born
San Diego, United States of America
Residence
Bend, United States of America

Olympic Information

Sochi 2014 will be his first Olympic Games

Recent Performances

  • 12th - 2013 Dew Tour (Breckenridge, USA)
  • 37th - 2013 World Cup (Copper Mountain, USA)
  • 16th - 2013 World Cup (Cardrona, New Zealand)

Training

Coach
Ben Alexander
Institute/Academy
Olympic Winter Institute of Australia
Australian Institute of Sport
Club
Mt Bachelor Snowboard Team
Training Base Overseas
Breckenridge, USA

Career Highlights

  • Finishing in 9th place at the Copper Grand Prix in 2013
  • Coming first at the Gatorade Free Flow tour finals pipe & slope at Snowbasin, Salt Lake City.
  • USSA Revolution Tour 2012 Overall Halfpipe Champion. Being selected to both the US and AUS Halfpipe team and selected to the Junior World Team for the USA.

Education

Secondary
Studying high school online until 2014

Q&A

What is your favourite competition venue?
Copper Mountain, USA

What is your goal for Sochi?
Make the finals of the Halfpipe

Who is your sports hero?
Travis Rice

I'm a classy guy who enjoys life's many pleasures.

Day 4 through the Green & Gold Lens

Day 4 through the Green & Gold Lens

BLOG: How good was Anna Segal? Day 4 started with Anna's bright Ski Slopestyle performance, then our Cross Country crew battled a tough course. By night Scotty James & Nate Johnstone were unlucky to miss Halfpipe final, but Kent Callister stepped up!

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PREVIEW: Aussie riders aim to squash the Flying Tomato

PREVIEW: Aussie riders aim to squash the Flying Tomato

SNOWBOARD – HALFPIPE: Australian riders Scotty James, Nathan Johnstone and Kent Callister will be doing everything they can to try and knock two-time Olympic Champion, Shaun White, off his perch when they compete in the Halfpipe at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Tuesday.

Weather too tough to beat

Weather too tough to beat

SNOWBOARD HALFPIPE: Nathan Johnstone and Kent Callister both qualified for the prestigious US Grand Prix finals in Breckenridge, Colorado, over the weekend but Mother Nature unfortunately trumped their performances.

Copper part of the chase for gold

Copper part of the chase for gold

FREESTYLE SKI/ SNOWBOARD: Australia’s slopestyle skiers and snowboard halpipe riders go into their first “dress rehearsal” competition for the Sochi Olympic Winter Games when the world’s best go all out in the United States.

Bright shines at Dew Tour

Bright shines at Dew Tour

SNOWBOARD: Reigning Olympic snowboard halfpipe champion Torah Bright has taken out the prestigious Dew Tour superpipe title in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Henshaw best Aussie in Dew Tour so far

Henshaw best Aussie in Dew Tour so far

SNOWBOARD/FREESTYLE SKIING: Australia’s leading snowboard halfpipe and ski slopestyle athletes have been in action in the Dew Tour, an invitation event attracting some of the world’s premier athletes.

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NZ Winter Games Snowboard updates

NZ Winter Games Snowboard updates

SNOWBOARD: The 2013 Winter Games NZ has been off to tough start with trying weather conditions hampering the running of events. This hasn't stopped Australian athletes from posting solid results.

First look at Rosa Khutor

Australian riders Nate Johnstone, Kent Callister and Scotty James go for a tour of Rosa Khutor in Russia, the site for the mountain cluster of venues for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. First look at the Sochi Olympic Halfpipe, Moguls and Aerial site. Rosa Khutor, Russia.