Cam Bolton originally completed compete in both skiing and snowboarding, but at age 15 was told by his coaches to specialise - and snowboarding won!
Cam has also competed in Surf Lifesaving at a national level in the Ironman, Board Race, Surf Race + 2km Beach Run. He was the Under 19 State Champion for the 2km Beach Run.
Competing on the World Cup circuit since 2011, Cam secured his first top ten finish in Sierra Nevada in March 2013, to end the season on a careeer high. Bolton won through to the consolation final with a performance that was clearly the best of his developing career. He also competed at his first World Championships in 2013 in Stoneham, Canada - finishing 41st.
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. Cam was able to continue his form into Sochi, where he was the highest placed Australian male advancing to the semi-finals, where he finished in 11th place.
In a difficult year with many event cancellations, Cam had a mixed 2014-2015 season with his best result coming at the World Championships where he placed 15th.
Cam narrowly missed out on his firs ever World Cup podium at the opening race of the 2015-2016 season, finishing a personal best fourth place. At the first event in the new year, Cam unfortunately suffered a season ending back injury, forcing him out of the remaining Wold Cup events.
Question & Answer:
Childhood Ambition: To grow up
I began this sport ... because I could skip large amounts of school.
Proudest moment: Competing at the Sochi Olympics
Favourite Food: Bolognese
Favourite Music: Deep House
Favourite overseas competition: Pipe Masters
Participation in other sports: Surfing, Skating, AFL, Surf Life Saving Comps
Famous relative: Mitch Bolton who is incredible at COD
Sports Hero: Kelly Slater
When I am not training/competing I am: Surfing or eating cereal
Highest level of education achieved: VCE, Part way through a Commerce Degree at Monash University
Sponsors: Bolle, Urge, Ride, Meister Athlete, Optimus Health
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