Two Time World Champion and Australian Olympian
A snowboard cross veteran, Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin made his third Olympic appearance at the 2018 Pyeong Chang Games, finishing in 6th place. The dual World Champion breezed through to the big final, after winning his semi-final. A crash in the final meant Chumpy finished in sixth place which was his personal-best Olympic result.
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.