Paso Robles snowboarder in the Winter Olympics
February 7, 2014
The youngest member of an American snowboard racing team now in Sochi, Russia hails from Paso Robles. [Tribune]
Trevor Jacob, 20, grew up in Mammoth, where he learned to snowboard, but recently moved to Paso Robles. Jacob said he would snowboard daily in Mammoth but prefers living on the Central Coast and plans to live there for the rest of his life.
“The Central Coast is just my style,” Jacob said. “The people are great, much more laid back and very friendly.”
Lat month, Jacob became the first American to qualify for the snowboard cross racing team by winning the winning the World Cup race in the southwestern European country of Andorra. A year ago, Jacob won the U.S. national championship in snowboard cross.
“Everyday has been awesome along this adventure,” Jacob said. “I’m always excited to see new things.”
The 2014 winter games begin today.