22-year-old Norwegian Torgeir Bergrem has been a regular on the World Snowboard Tour since 2006, mainly competing in big air and slopestyle but also putting in the occasional halfpipe appearance. His best overall finish was 20th in 2010/11, but he could better that in 2013/14 – he currently lies in 15th place, having finished third in slopestyle at the Mile High by Carlton Dry in August.
He received his first invite to the Winter X Games in 2011 following several top-ten contest results, but he tore his meniscus at the US Open in March and couldn’t attend. Back in competition in the summer of 2011, he won slopestyle at the New Zealand Winter Games with a run that included a backside double cork 1080 mute, and he finished 15th in slopestyle at his first X Games in Aspen in 2012.
Torgeir was born in Trondheim on 20th September 1991. He began snowboarding at the age of nine on a Nitro team junior 128 and was soon going out with his friends at his home resort of Vassfjellet. He began competing in 2004, picking up sponsorship deals with Nitro, Volcom, Electric, Airblaster, Bern and Session.
Riding with a goofy stance, Torgeir is a veritable trick machine with a nice blend of style and tech. In 2013, he showcased an astonishing Backside Triple Cork 1620 and he also recently learned a Cab double cork 1260. Oh yes, and he once front-flipped 180 off a 65-foot cliff into a glacier melt-off lake, clad in just boxer shorts.