James Barrow

YST Jamie Barrow

Biography:

Jamie is Britain’s fastest snowboarder. Born in Switzerland, Jamie first put on a pair of skis at 18 months old, loved being on the snow, and has never looked back. Keen for another challenge aged 8, Jamie took up snowboarding and soon realised that it was the sport for him. He quickly progressed and continued to push himself to improve. Jamie was chosen to be part of the British Junior Snowboard Team. The following year Jamie spotted the British Snowboardcross team training and wanted to give it a go.

He trained with the team and, aged just 14, was asked to join the team. Over the next 5 years Jamie trained and competed across the world, becoming British Youth Champion and British Junior Champion 3 times. Whilst competing in early 2013, Jamie suffered a serious back injury. He was told by doctors that he couldn't snowboard again and was forced to quit. Jamie was determined to return to his sport and continued to push himself through recovery, going on to set the British Snowboard Speed and World Indoor Snowboard Speed records.

Sporting Achievements:

  • Britain’s Fastest Snowboarder.