American freeskier who has won 2 gold medals and a silver medal in the slopestyle contest at the Winter X Games and a bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
He started skiing in the small southeastern Indiana resort Perfect North Slopes when he was five years old and built his own backyard park with skate rails when he was thirteen.
He was featured with his family in the NBC television special How to Raise an Olympian in February 2014.
He has two younger sisters and a younger brother whom he grew up with in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
Like him, Tom Wallisch competed and won a gold medal in slopestyle at the Winter X Games.