After nine years with Sims Snowboards, World Cup Competitor Mark Fawcett has severed all his relations with the West’s original board company.

“I’ve been with the company a third of my life, and for almost the entirety of my snowboard career,” Fawcett says. “It has been an amazing decade for both the sport and myself. It is time for me to pursue other possibilities in the snowboard industry.”

Mark Fawcett will be a free agent effective immediately, competing on the World Cup Tours, filming in Alaska /Lake Tahoe, and training for the 2002 Olympics.