Hometown Kremmling, CO Years Competing 6
Nicknames Big Air
Team Burandt's Back Country Adventure
Discipline Freeride, Freestyle
Honors 2010 Silver Medalist in X Games Snowmobile Knockout, 2007 X Games Gold Medalist in Freestyle
How does FOX contribute to your success?
Like I said before, suspension in the backcountry and at X Games is everything. I know I wouldn't be where I am today without FOX products on my sleds!
Tell us about your bike/vehicle setup.
Suspension set up is everything out in the backcountry. It can literally be the difference between making a gnarly line or losing your sled into the trees and rocks. I run a set of FLOAT X EVOL shocks up front and a set of FOX shocks in the rear on all of my personal sleds. For those people who say suspension doesn't matter, you haven't ridden a pimped out FOX suspended sled!
What else is in your garage?
My favorite toy is my 09 KX 450 F. I love riding single track the most!
What's your training regimen?
In the winter I ride pretty much 7 days a week and in the summer my dirt bike and hunting keep me in good shape.
Any major injuries, and how did you recover?
Not yet... wish me luck out there!
What's your typical pre-race/event meal? Guilty pleasure?
I love Italian food. Can't go wrong with pasta.
How do you determine which races or events to enter each year?
X Games is our super bowl in snowmobiling. I stick to the big events.
What motivated you to get started professionally?
I was way better at jumping than I was at racing so that's how I got into freestyle.
What separates you from other professional athletes?
No other person rides a sled as much as I do. So I get a lot of practice.
What would you be doing if you weren't a professional athlete?
I would be a Nascar driver.
What's the best thing about being a professional athlete?
I get to do what I love for a living.
What other sports are you interested in?
Give me my dirt bike and some single track!
Any advice to the readers dreaming to turn pro?
It's not what your sponsors can do for you, it's what you can do for your sponsors!
What are your favorite magazines and websites?
Favorite magazines: Transworld Motorcross, and SledHeads - Websites: FOX, Slednecks and Monster Energy
Favorite movie quote?
Just watch Dumb and Dumber... what a classic.
Who is your hero?
T.P. is one cool customer and a great guy. He has opened so many doors for all of us!
Are you a Mac or PC? PC
Top 3 bands Citizen Cope, 50 Cent, and Story of the year
Greatest strength Common sense.
Most frustrating challenge I can't sit still.