Fast Facts

  • Nicknamed "Lucky."
  • Accepted at the University of Vermont after high school, but deferred her college plans to focus on snowboarding.
  • Became the first American rider to win boardercross and halfpipe competitions at the same World Cup in 2004.
  • Gained infamy in the 2006 Olympics, when she attempted a grab during the final race and fell, causing her to lose her sizable lead and the gold medal.
  • At the 2012 Winter X Games, tore her meniscus and ACL during a jump in practice and had surgery four days later; she had a second surgery on the injury in December 2012.
  • Donated 10 inches of her hair to Locks for Love, a charity that makes wigs for children who suffer hair loss due to chemotherapy.


  • Anita Jacobellis — Mother
  • Ben Jacobellis — Brother
  • Ben Jacobellis — Father


  • Birth Place: Danbury, Connecticut, United States
  • Profession: Professional snowboarder

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