The life of a top U.S. snowboarder is an expensive one. Some top boarders come from wealthy backgrounds. But Jonathan Cheever, who's going to his first Olympics this year, has supported himself with a family trade. He's a plumber.
Snowboard cross is an aggressive sport. Several snowboarders race side-by-side down a twisting course, edging past each other all way to the finish line.
"There's bumps, jumps, turns," Cheever says. "Snowboarders reach speeds of up to 65, 70 miles an hour."