Mountain Dew is already preparing for Winter with the addition of their new sponsored athlete, Julia “Jules” Marino. Marino, age 19, is a professional snowboarder from Westport, Connecticut. She caught everyone’s attention during the X Games in Aspen and Norway this past Winter, taking home four medals in Big Air and Slopestyle competitions. This was a record breaking moment for Marino, becoming the first woman in 17 years to win multiple medals at a single X Games event.
X Games Aspen
In addition to her multiple wins, Marino broke another record becoming the only woman to land a Cab 900 double underflip, which she performed twice at the X Games in Aspen. Her signature trick: a combination of Cab double underflip and backside 720. Starting at the young age of three, Marino has developed a bold riding style that is seemingly effortless, yet exhilarating to watch. Check out the footage of her wins at the X Games in Aspen this past year:
“Jules has already built an impressive career in just one year and we cannot wait to see her continue to succeed,” commented Chauncey Hamlett, Senior Director of Marketing at Mountain Dew. “She is an outstanding snowboarder and her pursuit to push limits only strengthens our core value of raising the bar for snowboarders globally. Jules’ technical high-flying style is the perfect fit to round out the team with veteran style rider Danny Davis and the popular up-and-comer Red Gerard.”
“I’m so happy to ride alongside Danny and Red as a part of the Mountain Dew snowboarding team,” said Marino. “Mountain Dew’s dedication to supporting snowboarding growth and progression is awesome and being a part of their team just feels right.”
Looks like we have another exciting athlete to keep our eye on during the winter games this year! For more information about Mountain Dew and Julia “Jules” Marino follow @mountaindew and @_JuliaMarino and join the conversation at #DoTheDew.