8 Things to Know About Red Gerard Ahead of the Winter Olympics

Professional snowboarder Red Gerard is prepared to represent the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

The 17-year-old, who has been snowboarding given he was 2, will be competing in the Slopestyle and Big Air events for Team USA in the arriving games.

Watch Us Weekly‘s disdainful video with Gerard above to learn some-more about the contestant forward of the Olympics.

1. He Doesn’t Listen to Music While Competing

“I actually have recently stopped listening to music while I’m competing,” he shared with Us. “I just find it’s kind of easier to just listen to the sleet and you know, tell if there’s breeze or not.”

2. He’s Excited to Visit PyeongChang Again

“I am! I’ve been there twice now. we kind of have seen all about it!” the Ohio native, whose full name is Redmond Gerard, told Us.

3. He Makes Mistakes, Too

“Well, it’s always annoying when you locate your edge, and I’ve really finished that mixed times,” he told Us about his many annoying moments while competing.

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4. Who Does He Look Up to the Most?

While he admires veteran athletes, including snowboarders Mikkel Bang and Danny Davis, Gerard says that his friends are the ones that enthuse him the most. “I’m really desirous by my friends. I’m psyched to float with them usually, and they’re really fun to hang out with,” he told Us.

5. Which Emoji Would He Be?

Gerard told Us: “The skier emoji — not the roomer — the skier.

6. He Wants the Olympics to Be More Relatable

“We should put some ping pong in there, we think,” he said. “People can describe to it. No one can really describe to going off outrageous jumps and stuff. Like, ping pong? Everyone can do that!”

7. He’s Very Happy With His Life

“I don’t have many ‘I wish we could,’” he shared with Us. “I live a flattering good life. I’m flattering psyched on my life.”

8. He’s Looking Forward to Celebrating With His Family

If he wins, Gerard hopes to applaud with his parents, Conrad and Jen Gerard, and his 6 siblings. “Hopefully, my family is there and we can just maybe go out with them and have a good dinner,” he told Us. “Nice and easy.”

To learn some-more about Gerard, revisit teamusa.org. The Olympics start Feb 8 and will air on NBC.

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