Cam Bolton previously competed in skiing and snowboarding until, at 15-years-old he was advised by coaches to choose – with snowboard being his preferred snow sport.
The all-round sportsman also has a love of the beach and competed in Surf Lifesaving at a national level in the Ironman, Board Race, Surf Race and 2km Beach Run, becoming the Under-19 state champion for the 2km Beach Run.
Bolton’s first World Cup Snowboard Cross season was in 2011 and in March 2013 he clinched a then career high top-ten finish in Sierra Nevada.
In the 2013-2014 international season, Cam received a confidence boost heading into the Sochi Olympic Winter Games with a fifth placing at the prestigious X Games in Aspen, USA. He continued his good form into Sochi advancing to the semi-final and ultimately 11th place - the highest result of the Australian men.
Bolton experienced a challenging 2014/15 season after many event cancellations, yet placed 15th in the 2015 World Championships in Kreischberg, Austria in early January.
His best result came in December 2015 with a World Cup fourth place (and final) at Montafon, Austria. Early in 2016 Bolton sustained a significant back injury and returned to the World Cup circuit late in 2016 with a 15th place finish – again at Montafon.
With his health returned for the first time since the 2014/15 season Cam Bolton finished the 2016/17 season ranked 20th on the FIS World Cup ladder and is looking to build on his past results leading into the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
Q & A
Proudest moment: Beating Piers Jalland at Supercoach, every year.
Best sporting memory from 2016/17 season: Melbourne beating Collingwood on Queen's Birthday.
I began Snowboard Cross in 2000 because I could skip copious amounts of school.
When I am not training or competing I am: Surfing or eating cereal.
I enjoy my sport because I like going fast.
Education: Part way through a Commerce Degree at Monash University
Favourite international competition: Pipe Masters, Hawaii
Favourite Food: Bolognese or Mangoes
Favourite Music: Both kinds
Favourite other sport to watch or play: AFL
Favourite sporting team Melbourne Demons
My hero is Mason Ho, Tom Rockliff, Max Gawn
Sponsors: Urge, Bolle, Ride, Optimus Health, Meister Athlete
Childhood Ambition: To grow up
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