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.