Ståle is born outside of Oslo in 1993. He started snowboarding when he was eight years old, and have been hooked ever since. At the age of only 16, Ståle Sandbech represented Norway in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vanocouver, making him the youngest Norwegian to do so for 82 years. Ståle rode his first Arctic Challenge when he was only 13. He also won the worldcup (WST) in freestyle in 2011/2012.
Ståle is currently preparing for the Winter X Games in Aspen that will be held January 23-26 2014. This is an important competition, but he hopes to become a part of the Norwegian team for the Olympics, where Slopestyle will become an event this year for the first time. Based upon the results he have gotten both this year, and last year, the possibilities for Ståle to join the Norwegian team looks very good.
Ståle is a great BadToro because he has shown that with a lot of effort, and by never giving up, he have been able to reach his goals. He have been faced with several challenges, but have overcomed them all. This has led to Ståle Sandbech being one of the most promising young snowboarders we have today, and we will definitely see a lot more to him in the future!
A BadToro is never afraid of challenges. He doesn’t always reach all of his goals, but he never gives up, and he always keeps on trying. A BadToro is not afraid of trying to reach for those goals many other find impossible. To become the BadToro of the month you need to show extraordinary courage, respect and sincerity, especially when facing challenges.