Lindsea Lumpkin is a 17 year old, who hails from Georgia. Lindsea started skiing at 2 years old at Sugar Mountain in North Carolina, and switched to Ski Beech (also in North Carolina mountains) to participate in the Youth Learning Center under Jeb Brown, who has played a huge role in Lindsea's early successes. She began snowboarding at the age of 3, on the bunny slopes just outside the cafeteria. Her father Tommy Lumpkin remembers fondly, Lindsea must have made close to 100 runs down the short bunny hill that first day!
Lindsea's first terrain park run was at Silver Creek in West Virginia (part of Snowshoe Mountain Resort) at the age of 4. Her first competition was at The Edge of the World Series and her first sponsor was SkiNC.com. She was just 6 years old at that time and she's been competing in snowboarding and skateboarding comps ever since.
She loves to snowboard, skateboard, and Copper is her home mountain in Colorado. She was a fan of the park at Appalachian Ski Mountain and liked the longer trails at Sugar as well. Her favorite resorts of all is Breckenridge and Keystone, in Colorado. Lindsea has participated in trips to Windell's Camp in Welches, Oregon in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013. She calls it the funnest place on Earth. Despite her young age, Lindsea has traveled to Buenos Aires, Rio, Iguassu Falls in Uruguay, Manaus, Brazil in the Amazon, Hawaii, Malta, Germany, England, Italy, Mexico, Jamaica, and Canada, New Zealand, and of course numerous destinations in the United States!
Lindsea and her father Tommy have a special affinity for SkiNC.com (Ski North Carolina) as they were the first to sponsor Lindsea in any capacity and they have continued to sponsor her each of the last few seasons. Her first skateboard sponsor came in 2006 by Woody's Halfpipe in Norcross, Georgia, and she's also sponsored by Bonfire Clothing, Salomon Snowboards, Smith Optics, Drop Gloves, SkiNC, and Syndicate Skate Boards & Tork Trux.
Lindsea's attributes much of her early success to her dad and coaches who really made a difference: Jeb Brown of Ski Beech, Mark Wilkinson of Aspen, and Reed Silberman of Windell's Camp.
She's attending University of Colorado at Denver. She wants to be a pro snowboarder and skateboarder, yet she's smart enough to have an alternative life plan. If the snowboarding and skating thing doesn't work out, she'd like to pursue something in quantitative physics or teaching. She loves The Hunger Games, skating, and mountain biking in the off season.
Keep your eyes open for Lindsea at the events mentioned for the upcoming 2013-2014 season and into the future. She plans to compete in USASA events in open class, in Revolution Tour events, and in a few pro events in Penn., California, and Utah.
Lindsea has had 36 chances to medal at National championships since she began competing in 2005 and has medaled 20 of those times, receiving 6 National titles.
Lindsea had a serious concussion at beginning of 2011-2012 season and sat out most of the season. However, she podiumed at Rev Tour in Minn., and got 3rd at Nationals in 2013 in boardercross. 2012-2013 season she sat out most of the season again as her coach Sasha Nations broke her neck, yet at USASA Nationals April 2013 she finished in 4th place in slopestyle and rail jam in open class pro division and ended the World TTR Tour season ranked # 126 in world.
She's starting this season healthy and ready to ride.
Currently she is not riding with a team this season... but planning on competing at the college level and USASA and USSA events.
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