- Endured two major surgeries before his first birthday, both to correct a heart defect.
- Mentored at the age of nine by skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, a neighbor, at the Encinitas YMCA Skate Park.
- Nicknamed the "Flying Tomato" for his flowing, curly red hair.
- Missed out on qualifying for the 2002 Olympic team by only three-tenths of a point.
- Strung together four consecutive X Games gold medals in one discipline (snowboard slopestyle, 2003-06), the first athlete to do so in either summer or winter competition.
- Won a gold medal on the Halfpipe at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
- Became the first athlete to qualify for both the Winter and Summer X Games in unique events.
- Repeated his Olympic success and won gold again on the Halfpipe at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
- Cut off his signature hair in 2012 to donate it to Locks of Love, which makes hairpieces for children suffering from cancer.
- Cathy White — Mother
- Jesse White — Brother
- Kari White — Sister
- Roger White — Father
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