The Sochi Silver Medalist, 5x X Games Medalist, and eight-time and current
World champion is the most versatile and best-known Freeskier on the
planet. Born in the United Kingdom and raised in Telluride, Colorado,
Kenworthy began skiing before most children learn to read. Always the first
to arrive to practice and the last to leave, Kenworthy’s natural talent and
tenacity soon caught the attention of the local ski community.
In October 2015, Kenworthy made history coming out on the cover of ESPN
Kenworthy is now the first and only action sports / X Games athlete to go
public, is the first athlete to come out while being ranked #1 in the World,
and he is the first gay athlete ESPN has ever had on their cover. Kenworthy
made history during the 2018 Winter Olympics becoming the first person to
have a same sex kiss televised at a sporting event, with the innocuous kiss
seen around the world – an everyday moment between him and boyfriend
Matt Wilkas. Kenworthy is sponsored by Samsung, Monster Energy, Atomic
Skis, Visa, Toyota, Smith and Deloitte.