Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin
With two World Championship wins and nine World Cup podiums under his belt, Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin already boasts an impressive snowboarding career and he has his sights firmly set on competing at the 2018 Korean Winter Olympics.
Chumpy began skiing with his parents at the age of three and took up snowboarding at age eight. He began competing in his first year of snowboarding and dominated all snowboarding disciplines in his age division during his school years. At 14, he began his travels to the northern winter for further competition and training. A year later, he won the Australian National Championships and progressed to make his World Cup debut in Furano, Japan, in early 2007.
Chumpy created history becoming Australia’s first Snowboard World Champion after taking out the Snowboard Cross event at the FIS World Titles in Spain in January 2011. That same year he took out the World Cup Championship having reached the podium in four of the previous five World Cup events of the season. The victory came on the back of the 2010 World Cup season that saw him finish ranked as world number two.
Chumpy then won his second World Championship in 2013 claiming the Boarder Cross title at the FIS World Titles in Stoneham. In 2014 Chumpy was named the Australian flag bearer for the Sochi Winter Olympics where he went on to compete as a favourite in the Snowboard Cross event. Chumpy took out his heat and looked to be in form to make the final but was eliminated in a crash-marred quarter-final.
Chumpy’s second World Cup event saw him sitting second in the overall standings by just 100 points. He then went on to qualify fifth for the final in the last round of the series where he battled it out for a third place, giving him second overall for the 2015 World Cup Series.
Outside of snowboarding, Chumpy is an accomplished surfer, spending his off season carving any wave he can find. Away from the surf, he is an avid musician and part of band ‘Love Charli’. Having taken up guitar at the same age as he began snowboarding, the trio have produced two CD’s and played in many surf towns and at music festivals. Pullin even played a solo gig for at the 2010 FIS Snowboard World Championships in Arosa, Switzerland.
- Rank #2 Overall World Cup 2015
- World Champion, Stoneham 2013
- World Champion, La Molina SPA 2011
- Overall World Cup Champion 2011
- SSA Suzuki Athlete of the Year 2011
- Rank #2 Overall World Cup 2010
- Qualified 1st for Olympic Finals 2010
- 1st 2011 World Cup Arosa
- 3rd 2010 World Cup Telluride
- 2nd 2010 World Cup Lech
- 2nd 2010 World Cup La Molina
- 1st 2010 World Cup Valmelenco
- 3rd 2008 World Cup – Giju Gifu.