Nicknamed “Garcon” or “The Kid”, 19-year-old Maxence Parrot started snowboarding at nine years of age because all his friends were into it. Coached by Max Henault from O’Neill, Parot finished in third place at the 2010 Ride Shakedown, a competition he had always dreamed of winning. He also finished third in slopestyle and first in Big Air at the 2011 Winter Games.
In 2013 he made his mark on the snowboard slopestyle world and also made a little history, performing the first-ever backside triple cork in slopestyle history and finishing 2nd at Winter X Games.
Parrot established himself as one of the favorites for Sochi - alongside Canadian teammate Mark McMorris - after winning the 2014 X Games slopestyle contest with a run that featured back-to-back triples.
- 2014 Winter X Games Aspen (slopestyle) - 1st
- 2014 Winter X Games Aspen (big air) - 1st
- 2014 FIS World Cup, Stoneham (slopestyle) - 1st
- 2014 FIS World Cup, Stoneham (big air) - 4th
- 2013 Winter X Games Aspen (slopestyle) - 2nd
- 2013 Dew Tour, Breckenridge (slopestyle) - 3rd
Things to Know:
- In the summertime, Parrot enjoys wakeboarding and works on a golf course in Bromont, Québec.
- He trains and practices tricks on the trampoline.
- Maxence’s father is a former Canadian champion of waterskiing and alpine skiing.