Kent became involved with snowboarding when his family moved from Queensland’s Gold Coast to Bend, Oregon, USA. Kent’s home resort, Mt Bachelor, is one of the leading resorts for snowboarding in the world making it an ideal place to live and train.
Although Kent may have grown up in the USA, his family is linked to one of Australia’s greatest ever products, Vegemite, which his great grandfather Cyril, invented in the 1920’s.
Kent had a successful rookie World Cup season in 2012/2013, recording several finals performances, and a career best placing of ninth at the Copper Mountain World Cup event.
Competing in his first ever Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, Kent achieved a ninth place finish, which is very encouraging for the future in only his second season competing at the highest level.
Kent had a successful 2014-2015 season winning his first ever World Cup medal in Park City, UT, USA, and finishing sixth at the World Championships in Kreischberg, AUT.
In 2015-2016, Kent had a number of top-10 performances, including a sixth place at the Sapporo World Cup/Benchmark Event (BME). Kent also made advanced through to the final at the X-Games in Oslo, Norway, but unfortunately suffered a concussion in his first run, forcing him out of the last two runs, giving him an overall placing of eighth.
Question & Answer:
Childhood Ambition: Professional Skateboarder
I began this sport .... 10 years ago
Proudest moment: Making the finals in snowboard halfpipe at the 2014 winter Olympic Games
Favourite Food: Burrito's
Favourite Music: Classic Rock
Favourite overseas competition: World Championships
Participation in other sports: Skateboarding, Golf, Mountain Biking, Tether Ball
Famous relative: Cyril Callister inventor of Vegemite
Sports Hero: Oksana Baiul
When I am not training/competing I am: In the gym
Highest level of education achieved: High School diploma
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