Mike Trapp

You wouldn’t expect an Olympic Snowboard hopeful to call Cape Cod home, but Mike isn’t exactly the stereotypical professional snowboarder. The 2011 and 2012 U.S. National Champion learned to snowboard on vacation with his family in Maine when he was nine years old and never showed much interest in riding slow.

By age twelve Mike had begun competing in virtually all of the USASA events around New England with the legendary Bill Enos by his side coaching him. As time went on his love of speed drew him toward Parallel Slalom and Giant Slalom, and he has never looked back. As a member of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, Mike has been competing on the Nor-Am, Europa Cup, and World Cup circuits to accrue points and hopefully earn a spot on the 2018 Olympic Team.

In the off-season, Mike works as a mechanic at a local car dealership and moonlights at an ice cream shop. Where can you find him when he’s not snowboarding? You might be able to find him on his jet ski at the beach, or maybe getting a workout in on his road bike. As it has always been, the one constant in Mike’s life is going fast.