KUSA - Bobby Brown is a Cherry Creek High School graduate who now lives in Breckenridge to pursue his sport.
Brown will make his Olympic debut in men's slopestyle skiing on Thursday.
The 22-year-old already has nine Dew Tour medals and hopes to grab his first Olympic medal in Sochi. Brown says he first learned the sport while growing up in Denver.
"Growing up, my brother and I skied off of our roof and built a little run and hit a jump and that's how we learned how to do back flips," Brown said. "That's kind of all where it started."
After moving to Breckenridge, Brown took the sport to new heights.
In 2010, he became the first skier at a winter X-Games to win two golds in one trip. He won gold again in 2011 and 2012 while adding podium finishes at two Dew Tour events.
In two separate landings last season, Brown broke his ankle and was sidelined for seven months.
"It was a bummer watching everyone ski and have a good time," Brown said. "I didn't necessarily want to be winning everything. I just wanted to be out riding with my friends."
As he heads to Sochi, Brown is healed up and hopes to once again take his sport to a new level.