Over the last 20 years J.D. has developed his own unique approach to the sport. As a kid and adult he was always involved with being an entertainer or athlete and growing up he always had a passion for animals. His company K9 Kings Entertainment seems to be a reflection of his life story combining all of his talents. He’s been blessed with entertaining millions of people around the United States with his special and diverse team of dogs.
In addition to entertaining he also loved competing for years around the country at disc dog events and has earned numerous titles like four time world finalist, FDDO national champions, multiple state champs and two-time Purina national finalist. He’s also been featured on Animal Planet’s Pet Star and appeared on the first and only dog reality show on CBS called “Greatest American Dog” where over 100 million people saw him compete for $250,000 with his dog “Galaxy”.
1979-85 Top Ranked Junior Olympic Skier
1980-84 Professional Breakdancer
1990-94 Professional In-Line Skater
1987-2000 Professional Snowboarder
2006-2000 Professional Disc Golfer (PDGA #24431)
1996-2000 Professional Frisbee® Dog Entertainer / Trainer
1988-2000 X-Professional Snowboarding Career:
Started snowboarding in 1984 (Old School Lege)
1990 Invented recognized point value snowboard trick the “Lein Dracula”
1990-00 US Pro Snowboard Tours / Top 10 Finishes
1993 3rd First Boardcross event ever at Whistler, B.C.
1992-95 ISF World Cup Tour / Top 5 Overall
1994-95 Innsbruck, Austria / Air & Style Contest
1995 Cover shot / Photo Annual / Transworld Snowboard Magazine
1996 Co-Owner of “JD Snowboards”
1998-99 Winter X-Games Finalist / 1998 4th in Boardercross
1999 4th Boardercross / Vans Triple Crown of Snowboarding
1999 ISF World Championships / Italy
Four-time US Open Finalist
2007 3rd Pro Masters / Mt. Baker Legendary Banked Slalom
Snowboard Media: ESPN 1 & 2, ABC Sports, CBS, MTV, Transworld, Snowboarder, Live Eurosport, BBC, CTV Sportsnet, Mac Dawg Productions, Rod Parmenter Films
Snowboard Sponsors**: Airwalk, Nike, Benetton Sportsystem / Killer Loop, Inca, Ugg International, Bausch & Lomb, JD of Sun Valley, Rossignol, Powderstick, Sun Ice, Kemper, Plain Sane, North Shore Snowboards, Skjersaa’s Ski & Board Shop (**Not Current sponsors**)
Hobbies: Golf (7 hdcp.), Professional Disc Golfer (PDGA #24431),Wakeboarding, Snowboarding, Motocross, Tennis (3.5), Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Snowmobiling, Skiing, Dog Training, Scooter Doggin’, Running, Weight Lifting, Foosball, Stretching, Table Tennis.
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