- Sport: Olympic Snowboarding
- Nation: United States of America
- DOB: November 10, 1987
- Hometown: Duluth, MN
- Career Highlights: The U.S. men’s halfpipe roster is loaded, but there’s no question Aguirre has a legitimate claim for one of the four likely
Olympic spots. An aggressive riding style led him within one spot of the podium as an 18-year-old at the 2006 Turin Games
in the halfpipe, where the U.S. would have completed a medal sweep if he had edged out Finland’s Markku Koski for bronze.
Aguirre followed up his near-breakthrough at the Olympics with a win at the World Superpipe championships, and the Minnesotan
also bagged a pair of medals (silver in 2006 and bronze in 2007) in the same event at the Winter X Games. He could be feeling
especially confident this winter after finishing his 2008-09 season with a victory - over Shaun White, among others - on the
Dew Tour at Lake Tahoe, and he finished fourth at the Tour's Breckenridge stop in December. Aguirre is also a leading snowboarding
personality outside of the pipe; as a founding member of the “Frends” crew, he has aimed to promote the grass-roots origins
of the sport - and even criticized White’s superstar status. A run at White in Vancouver would speak even louder.
- Olympic History: 2006