Nick Baumgartner is an Olympic gold medalist snowboarder from Iron River, Michigan. He qualified for the 2010 Winter Olympics as a snowboard cross (SBX) competitor. Baumgartner won gold and silver medals at the Winter X Games in 2011 and 2012. Nick competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics and won his first Olympic gold medal with teammate Lindsey Jacobellis in mixed snowboard cross in the 2022 winter olympics. Currently he is making headlines for his personal life and people want to know more about Nick Baumgartner’s girlfriend.
Nick Baumgartner was born in Iron River, Michigan on December 17, 1981. Robert Baumgartner (Father) and Mary Baumgartner are the names of his parents (Mother). Ida Baumgartner, Josh Baumgartner, Beau Baumgartner and Robby Baumgartner are his five siblings. He was a silver medalist in hurdles for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula at West Iron County High School.
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Nick Baumgartner’s Girlfriend
Nick Baumgartner is not yet in a relationship. Little about his past relationships or past engagements is publicly known. Despite having a 17-year-old son, he must have been kept in the dark about his mother for the time being.
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The career of Nick Baumgartner
In 2004, Baumgartner placed first in a number of competitions, including the SNX at the USASA Nationals and the US Extreme Boardfest. In 2007, he won the US SBX Championships held at the Tamarack Resort in Idaho. Subsequently, Baumgartner took part in the World Cup final, where he was relegated to second place. He was then relegated while participating in the Copper Mountain Revolution Tour, where he came in third place.
He won bronze in the snowboard cross event at the 2009 FIS Snowboard World Championships in Gangwon. In Lake Placid, New York, Baumgartner won his first World Cup race in the snowboard cross event in 2008. During the 2009 World Champion competition season, he finished in the Top 10 five times and two podiums, which earned him a bronze medal. Baumgartner also won the World Cup in March 2011. He was named to the United States Olympic Team for the 2010 Winter Olympics on January 26, 2010. He competed but did not receive a medal , placing 20th overall.
After not being selected for World Championship competition, Baumgartner traveled to Copper Mountain to train on January 17, 2011. He had an accident which resulted in a broken collarbone. He had to be operated on the next day. Baumgartner broke both Nate Holland’s winning streak and seven-fight losing streak in 2011. He did it with fifteen screws and a plate in his neck. “There’s nothing better than seeing the pleasure on his face, having your boy proud of you,” he told his son Landon after his win.
On January 30, 2011, Baumgartner won the precious gold medal of the Winter X Games XV in Aspen, Colorado. On December 5, 2013, Baumgartner’s selection for the 2014 Winter Olympics team was announced. He was chosen for the Olympic snowboard cross A team in a coach’s discretionary spot over Seth Westcott due to his consistency in performance at World Cup events. Baumgartner had a tough start in the first qualifying race, finishing fourth and just missing out on qualifying for the quarter-finals.
Olympics 2022: Nick Baumgartner-Lindsey Jacobellis wins gold
Nick, 40, who is the oldest American snowboarder in Olympic history, won his first Olympic medal on Saturday in a mixed team snowboard cross at Genting Snow Park with Lindsey Jacobellis. The first-ever mixed team snowboardcross event of the Winter Olympics was won by Baumgartner and 36-year-old Lindsey Jacobellis. This happened just days after Baumgartner was knocked out of the men’s quarter-final event.
Each mixed team snowboardcross team is made up of one man and one woman. The men go down the hill first in groups of four on each lap. The times of the men who cross the finish line are transmitted to their teammates. Then, the women leave in a staggered order according to the time difference. The first lady to reach the finish line is the winner. Baumgartner finished his final stage in first place, 0.04 seconds ahead of Italian Omar Visintin, but Jacobellis was just 0.04 seconds ahead at the start of his race. Cameras saw him waiting nervously at the bottom of the hill to cheer on Jacobellis.
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