Name: Jake Holden
Sport: Snowboarding (SBX)
Hometown: Caledon, ON
Favourite Sports Memory: Forerunning the 2010 winter Olympic SBX course
How you got involved in your sport: My older brother had a snowboard at the time and I really wanted to give it a try. So I did and I loved it!
The moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada: Ever since I started competitive sport from a young age.
Favourite Quote: “Anything is possible!”
CAN Fund Testimonial: CAN Fund creates opportunity for Canadian athletes to focus only on getting better and overall contributes to the development of High performance Sport in Canada.
Best Result: 10th Arosa, Switzerland WC
Share one valuable tool that you use on a daily basis that helps you to be the best athlete you can be: Commitment
Who is one person in your life that has impacted your career and what was it that they taught you: Mike Robertson – SBX athlete, 2010 Olympic Silver Medalist and fellow CAN Fund recipient as well! I always tried to mimic Mikes snowboarding. He taught me proper positioning over my board and overall made me a stronger SBX athlete.
Fun Facts: When I am not training, traveling, or competing in the sport of SBX, I run a division of the family business. My small business is called Stoney Links, We specialize in European Style stone work. This is my Hobbie and part time job.
My favorite meals are my mother,s homemade ribs and all day breakfast!
I find the process of travel to be one of the most relaxing parts of my competitive season. I use it to refocus and take in all the positive moments that occur throughout the season.