Burton Snowboards is pleased to announce the addition of Canada’s Mark Fawcett to the 2001 Burton Speed Team.

Mark began competing in 1988 in the New England Cup Events and raced in his first U.S. Open that same year. During his High School years, he attended Carrabassett Valley Academy in Maine and was instrumental in introducing snowboarding to its curriculum. Once graduated, Mark set out to ride the world. With a combination of power, discipline, and precision, Mark has dominated international competition in the 1990ís.

Notable results include:

* US Open Super G Champion 1993, 1998, 1999* 12 World Cup Victories* 10 National Titles* 34 Overall Podium finishes since 1997* 1998 Olympian

Mark is very excited to join his North American teammates, especially close friend Jasey Anderson, for the 2001 season. Mark will be focusing on ISF & FIS World Cups and select Dual Slalom races throughout the year. He has already made a significant impact at Burton in the development of Hardgoods. Mark spends his summers in White Salmon, WA kayaking, biking, and riding at Mt. Hood. His winters are based out of North Lake Tahoe with his wife, Sky Rondonet.

Fawcett joins the likes of Canadian Jasey Anderson; U.S.A.’s Ian Price, Rosey Fletcher, Chris Klug; Frenchman Christophe Segura; Austrians Heidi Jaufenthaler, Sigi Grabner, and Michi Dabringer; Swiss Andre Grutter and Steffi Von Siebenthal; Slovakia’s Jana Sedova, Finn Janne Kaitala; and German Katharina Himmler on Burton’s Speed Team 2001.