born: 20 of September 1987
home town: Mansfield, VIC
lives: Dee Why, Northern Beaches, Sydney
height: 186 cm
weight: 88 kg
stance: Natural (Regular)
Chumpy grew up in Mansfield, starting to ski with his family when he 3 years old. At age 8, his parents who own and run a family ski/snowboard shop in Mansfield, gave him his first chance to step onto a snowboard. From there, he quickly fell in love with it and put as much time as he could into being out riding around his local mountain.
At age 15, Chumpy competed in the open mens FIS Snowboard Australian National Championships, with his Dad Chris there as his board tech. Chumpy won the event after some tight racing, but this was the result that really allowed him to feel his potential and focus on bigger goals for the future.
At 19, in Chumpys first World Cup Boardercross in 2007, he qualified 5th for the finals, a huge result for him to launch into the top level of Boardercross. By 2010, Chumpy had become a strong racer, putting down consistent top 5 results on the World Cup tour.
The 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver was where Chumpy really made himself a house hold name. Qualifying fastest in both runs, in front of his family and the whole world who were watching. The finals however, did not play out so well. Chumpy crashed out in the quaterfinals while leading the heat in front of Olympic Gold medalist Seth Wescott. That competition may have not gone his way, but it sure lit a fire deep inside as well as opened Chumpy’s eyes to how fast he was.
Since then, Chumpy continues to chase winters and his love for snowboarding. Overseas he competes each northern winter on the World Cup tour, as well as back home in the southern winter training at Mt Hotham. With 2 World Championship titles to his name, 2 overall Crystal Globe World Cup titles and many other victories at World Cups around the world, he is not the guy you want to line up against in the starting gates.
Aside from his snowboarding career, Chumpy plays and writes a lot of his own music. He performs at venues in Australia, as well as overseas when on the snowboard tour. Listen to some of his music here on his site.
So, stay tuned and come along for the ride here on this website and on Chumpy’s social media.