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Dierdorff, Mick

Date of Birth: April 30, 1991

City/State of Birth: Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Current Residence: Park City, Utah

Olympics and Events Attended:
2009 North American race series, Snowboard Cross 1st overall, Tremblant, Quebec;
2nd, NorAm series
2012 Canyons Grand Prix Boarder Cross Event/U.S. National Championships, 13th
2013 World Cup, Lake Louise, Canada, 27th
2016 Winter Olympics, Feldberg, Germany, Snowboard Cross, 5th overall
2016 Canadian National Championships, Snowboard Cross, 4th place
2016 USA Snowboard and Freeski championships, Copper Mountain, Colorado, 2nd place
2017 World Cup, Snowboard Cross, Veysonnaz, Switzerland, 2nd place
2018 Winter Olympics, Snowboard Cross, Pyeongchang, South Korea, 5th place
2019 Solitude, Utah, FIS Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Championships, Snowboard Cross, 2nd Place
(1st American to win a world title in Snowboard Cross since 2005)
FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships, 2019, Mixed Snowboard Cross, Gold Medal
Team USA Male Athlete of the Month, March 2019

Brief Biography:
Dierdorff learned to ski and snowboard on the base of Howelsen Hill before he was 2 years old. He endured years of tough results and little progress to eventually gain a place on the 2018 Olympic team.
“…I trained super hard with the ultimate goal of making it to the Olympics and I made that goal happen. After checking that box, I just thought, what’s next, let's keep going. I know I’m one of the best out there and if I work as hard or harder than everybody I can end up on top. It’s my first win on the World Cup level at the World Championships! I can’t even comprehend all the support I have had and have here today. I tried to keep it loose up there but then get in the zone once I got in the gate. I’m fired up I ended up on top.”
“That was the best day of my life right there,” Dierdorff said in an interview with NBC’s Tina Dixon after the race. “…This is a moment I’ve dreamed about.” made his Olympic debut in 2018, finishing fifth. He balanced two professions in the lead-up to the Olympics, framing houses part-time while training for the Games. Steamboat Springs native Mick Dierdorff started as a ski racer but turned to snowboard racing at age 10. The [then] 26-year-old counts 2016 as his breakthrough year and he carried that momentum into 2018, with five top-10 World Cup finishes this season.”

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The Board and Staff of the Tread of Pioneers Museum respectfully acknowledge the Ute people, the original inhabitants of Northwest Colorado, and other Indigenous Nations of this area where we now reside. We recognize that the establishment of this region impacted the lifeways of Native peoples and their communities. In accepting this, we are called to utilize this educational institution to teach stewardship of the land and continuing commitment to the inclusion and respect of these Nations and their traditional values for their homelands.