Full Name: Joerli Ricker

Date of Birth: 12/28/76

Hometown: West Vancouver, B.C

Home Mountain: Mt. Seymour, B.C.

Riding Since: 1990

Competing Since: 1992

Sponsors: Burton, Oakley

What do you like about halfpipe?

I think just that it’s a lot of fun in such a small area. Almost as fun as riding powder.

What are you doing to prepare yourself for the Olympic trials? Snowboarding and I do gymnastics, but I am too tall for both. I think gymnastics is good ’cause I can bounce on the trampoline and it gives my body overall strength and teaches me how to time things.

If you weren’t snowboarding what would you be doing right now with your life? I am interested in engineering and architecture.

What do you do in your spare time away from snowboarding? I don’t really feel like I have spare time. Snowboarding is pretty time consuming.

Who are the riders that most influence your style? Derek Heidt, Brian Savard, Johan Oloffson.