Produced on August 27, 1975, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jonny Moseley developed right into a skiing prodigy after going to Northern California. He became a star on the heels of his gold medal-winning performance in the moguls contest in the 1998 Winter Olympics, and performed his famous “Dinner Roll” move through the 2002 Winter Games. Moseley has since continued in the limelight as a television host.
The 3rd son of Tom, a developer and contractor, and Barbara, a property broker, Moseley moved along with his family to the San Francisco suburb of Tiburon in 1978. Moseley loved his first taste of the inclines as a 3-year old at Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Lake Tahoe, California, and at age 9 he joined the Squaw Valley freestyle skiing team. Moseley briefly registered in the University of California, Davis, after neglecting to produce the U.S. Olympic team for the 1994 Winter Games, but dropped out to concentrate on intensive training.
He won the very first two events of the 1997 98 World Cup season to guarantee a place on the U.S. Olympic skiing team, making him the first Puerto Rico-born athlete to earn that distinction. The Olympic success throw Moseley to the limelight, and his good looks and easygoing appeal helped make him a star.
The next year, Moseley challenged the International Skiing Federation and U.S. Ski Team to slack their policy of preventing athletes from competing in professional events by entering ESPN’s X Games. He continued to appear in professional occasions during the the next couple of years while helping develop skiing-related clothes as well as a video game, “Jonny Moseley Mad Trix.” Although he successfully completed the trick, he neglected to impress the judges and finished fourth in the moguls contest (The Dinner Roll would earn more points in future contests once judges came to comprehend its high level of problem).
Moseley’s inability to win a second Olympic medal had little impact on his favorable public understanding. He hosted Saturday Night Live and was named keynote speaker at UC Berkeley’s 2002 Commencement Convocation, winning over critics who derided his own lack of a university degree.
Moseley restarted school classes at Berkeley in 2002, and he graduated in 2006 using a diploma in American Studies. That year, he also married his longtime girlfriend, Malia Rich, and was inducted to the U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. Moseley has stayed in the limelight thanks to his presence on television. In the year 2012, he was solicited to host Season 4 of the obstacle course contest American Ninja Warrior. The favorite gold medalist additionally functions as an official host at Squaw Valley Ski Resort, where he acquired his world class abilities, so when narrator of the ski-centric Warren Miller Entertainment movies.