13-year-old Marcus Kleveland stomps triple cork

The 13-year-old Norwegian snowboard talent, Marcus Kleveland, becomes the youngest athlete by far to accomplish a triple cork.

Not more than three years ago the first triple cork in history was landed by Torstein Horgmo (NOR). And now a 13-year-old kid from Dombås, Norway has accomplished the most progressive trick ever done within snowboarding.

Marcus, a snowboarder since the age of 3, has completed double corks since he was 11 years old. But last fall and this winter, the triple has been his main focus on the trampoline.

“I was inspired when I saw Torstein Horgmo landed the triple cork for the first time three years ago,” says Marcus. “Since then I have wanted to try it, and the first time I dared to try was at the Red Bull Performance Camp in Sun Valley last year. But the jump there was too small, and I landed on ice. Now everything was perfect, though.”

The youngster grew up a stones throw from the slopes in his hometown of Dombås, and his parents never had to chase him out to practice: “This is something I do for myself, because I think it’s fun. Nobody is pushing me to do this, says the first year teenager, while his family is sitting nearby in the sun, enjoying themselves with their favorite entertainment.”

Louie Vito:
“I remember seeing an edit of Marcus a couple of years ago and I had to ask my Norwegian friends who this was from that was so sick. I’m stoked to see him progressing at such a fast rate but having fun doing it at the same time. I hope to see this kid around for years to come!”

Comments

Up Next

September 27, 2016

Bonfire Free Range, a short film

True freedom is fleeting. Watch a taste of life on the road.
September 27, 2016

Conflicted obsessions: Whistler Blackcomb’s “The Big Picture” documentaries, part one

To have the following conversation, we must acknowledge one thing: no one has an environmental impact of zero, regardless...
September 26, 2016

What skiers thought of snowboarding in 1985

Snowboarding has come a long way in 30 years. This is a news segment from Canada’s CBC back in...
September 14, 2016

Full Moon: Celebrate the past, embrace the present, look to the future

Every couple of years a new rider pops onto the map and steals the spotlight. With the rate of...
September 13, 2016

Approach Winter with Coal Headwear

Most of us aren’t professional snowboarders, and the odds tell us we never will be. But that’s totally fine....