Hi, my name is Victor Ivanov.
I'm a 19 year old snowboarder from Switzerland/Russia.
So here's my story...
The first time I stood on a snowboard was, when I was 5 years old. That's where my story begins...
At this time I also played Ice-Hockey and didn't think much more of snowboarding than a funny activity during the holidays. As time went by I more and more became attracted by Snowboarding as a sport and it began to be interesting. As soon as I got a little into it I watched the TTR-Tour (now WST) as often as I could and then finally made the change after 8 years of Ice-hockey to the new world called snowboarding.
I first started in a small team in Zurich with the Icerippers, but then became a little better during the season and made it on the so called Elite-Team. After that I made it to the Schweizerische Sportmittelschule in Engelberg, where I trained and went to school until the end of the season 2016 / 2017. I soon began to get good results and could even go to Canada for a contest. And this all at my first year at the Sportschool!!! It was such a great time.
Since August 2017 I'm at the Sportgymnasium in Davos where conditions for Snowboard Halfpipe training are optimal.
As of this season I'm on the B-Team of the Swiss Freestyle Snowboard Teams. Having won the overall European Cup last year I have the possibility to start in Worldcup events this coming season. I'm excited about the new season and looking forward to it.