Hi there! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my page. I’m Myles Silverman, a 25-year-old, alpine snowboard racer for the U.S. I started my snowboarding career at the age of six, and from that day on, snowboarding has taken me on adventures and achievements I never thought possible. In 2006, my Olympic dream began, when my father and I went to Torino to cheer on, a family friend, Seth Wescott. By the time I was 14, I left home to train and go to high school in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Once there, I was able to focus on progressing my technique while training with some of the best. Four years later, as a senior, I secured my spot on the United States Snowboard Race Team and a trip to China for one of the three FIS Junior World Championships I would compete in.
Although I have a passion for snowboarding, I realize that my career will not be forever. In 2015 I enrolled at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. The Olympics and snowboarding, however, were constantly on my mind. While at Hobart, I quickly realized that I could continue my education and optimize my time at school, while simultaneously being a student-athlete. Even while I was maintaining a full course load, I was able to travel and compete at two FIS World Cups, win five Collegiate National Championships, become a five-time First Team All-American, and be issued in Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd; all while being a Dean’s List student. Although I was saddened to be away from training and being on snow as much as my fellow competitors, I am proud to have had the opportunity to represent Hobart and be a college graduate. In addition to being a scholar and a high-level athlete, I also found the time to become the President of my fraternity, Phi Sigma Kappa. I am also delighted to say that my legacy at Hobart lives on as they created the “William Myles Silverman Award for Excellence in an Individual Sport” which is given to an athlete in an individual sport every year.
In 2021, my time at college came to an end. I was able to graduate on the Dean’s List, and have a degree in History and Entrepreneurial Studies. With Hobart now in the background, I have now devoted my time and energy to making my Olympic dream a reality. Since I graduated, I have been training in Ramsau am Dachstein, Austria, and I have been able to acquire three more FIS World Cup starts and break a Guinness World Record. Unfortunately, however, this past summer I underwent a major shoulder surgery to fix a torn rotator cuff, torn labrum, torn bicep, torn AC ligament, and a total AC Joint replacement.
This year, I will have a delayed season, and I will be turning my focus to training and getting myself prepared for next year’s competitions.
I want to thank World Cup Dreams Foundation for being willing to feature me on their website as well as for believing in me and giving me a better opportunity to achieve my goals. I also want to thank the people that donate through their website. Snowboard racing comes at quite an expense, whether it is physical, mental, or financial; and with WCDF and donors' help, you are able to alleviate any financial stress, and help me become a step closer to reaching the Olympics.