Nick Baumgartner is an American snowboarder from Iron River, Michigan, who competes in snowboard cross. He qualified for the 2010 winter Olympics and won gold and silver medals in the 2011 and 2012 winter x games.
He was a silver medalist hurdler for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan at West Iron County High School, and he played football for Northern Michigan University’s team, which won many contests in 2004.
He had competed in the snx at the US nationals and placed first at the US extreme board fest, while at the US bx championships in 2007, he had placed first at the event in tamarack resort, Idaho, then he went to the world cup finals where Baumgartner was moved down to take second place.
Jacob Ellis and nick Baumgartner created history in more ways than one after winning gold in the mixed team snowboard cross event in Beijing. The two made history in more ways than one by winning the first-ever mixed team snowboard cross competition to be conducted at any winter games.
Snowboarders Lindsey and Nick create history
On Saturday, Jacobellis and Baumgartner won gold in mixed snowboard cross, one of seven new events at this year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing.
The race, which pitted American athletes against Canadian and Italian teams, was a nail-biter until the very end, with Jacobellis and Michela Moioli of Italy battling it out for the lead until the finish line. It was Baumgartner’s first Olympic medal in his professional career. The medals were a long time coming for both athletes.