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Gordy Johnson’s Honors
- Hosting Boarding for Breast Cancer after Kennedy got into a snowball fight with a crazy fan.
(I had to beg the crowd to stop throwing snowballs so the band could play— it was out of control!)
- Two podium finishes at the USASA Snowboard Nationals
- Former national champion of the Jimmy Heuga Vertical Express
- Former member of the US National Demo Ski Team
- Host of several Telly Award-winning TV shows
7Gordy7 on The Mic
Gordy Johnson’s Experience
* MC/ host CBS Sports "The Collegiate Eating Championships",
May 25, 2008
* Live Event Host/Announcer for the national Mountain bike Series
2001 — 2008
* Sports Announcer, Host, and Voiceover talent
High Energy Event Productions (Sole Proprietorship)
1991 — Present
X Games, 2002 Olympic snowboard events, US Open of Snowboarding, Gravity Games, Dew Tour, ASA Events, and National Mountain Bike Series events.
CBS Sports, NBC, ESPN, CBS College Sports and more.
Field Producer/Tower Director:
Gravity Games, Fuel TV, US Open of Surfing, Soul Bowl.
Action sports TV, radio, videos, and video games
Twelve years at the Mammoth Race Department, working at every level of on-hill ski and snowboard events.
I have fifteen years of live-event sound and music production experience. I own several pro sound systems, from 1000 watts (awards and small venues) to my mega tri-amped 6900 watt main system (used for the Vans Triple Crown of Snowboarding, etc.). I have all the gear and expertise to make it ROCK.
Also, I've been an event DJ for ten years (digital style, but I love the vinyl!). I work with many top DJs, and can easily put together a package that fits your event.
* Staff Trainer/Snowboard & Ski School
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
1990 — 1994
* Freelance Field Producer, 2008 US Open of Surfing Soul Bowl
2006 — 2008
ENG producer 2008 US Open of Surfing. Managed ENG crew, talent and athlete interviews for the televised event coverage, Answered directly to the producer/director, and helped him direct, write and shoot all ENG segments for the broadcast.
Field Producer of all coverage of the Soul Bowl BMX and skateboard events at the 2007 US Open of Surfing. This three-camera shoot was for TV broadcast and the on-site JumboTron show. (Fusion Entertainment/ERay Motion Media).
Stage Manager and Director of Talent for 2006 US Open of Surfing. I directed all athlete interviews and profiles for the live JumboTron show and for the Fusion Entertainment broadcast. (ERay Motion Media).
* Announcer, National Mountain Bike Series
2005 — present
I started announcing mountain bike events at the 1986 Swatch World Championships, and have been involved in the sport since the no-shock hardtail Kamikaze-downhill days. So many memories—John Tomac, Tinker Juarez, Tara Llanes winning at Winter X, and lots more. I’m presently working with the epic crew from Team Big Bear on the National Mountain Bike Series.
* US Open Announcer
1997 — 2007
Since way back in the day—Super G, Boardercross, and DayGlo jackets. Since its inception, the US Open has been the biggest, baddest throwdown in the world of snowboarding. It’s an honor to work with the Burton family at this amazing event (Thanks for all the good times!).
* Grand Prix Tour Announcer
USSA (United States Ski and Snowboard Association)
1996 — 2007
The Chevy US Snowboard Grand Prix Series is the premier halfpipe and boardercross tour in America. I have worked on this tour since the beginning, including three Olympic team-selection seasons.
* Host/Voiceover talent, Field Producer, and Stage Manager
ERay Motion Media
1996 — 2007
I initially worked as a host for numerous ESPN, ESPN2, FOX, Versus, and other nationally-syndicated action sports events, including the Swatch Boardercross tour, Vegetate, the USSA Snowboarding Championships, and several international windsurfing championships. I now work as a freelance host/MC, Field Producer, Stage Manager, and Associate Producer.
* MC of the Dew Action Sports Tour Festival Village
At the first Gravity Games, I was the live-event Crew Coordinator, and was responsible for hiring, training, and supervising DJs, announcers, and MCs. I also served as a Tower Director for street luge and downhill skateboard events. In 2006, I was hired as the MC for the Dew Action Sports Tour Festival Village.
* Freelance Field Marketing and Event Planning
2002 — 2006
Over the years, I have worked as a freelancer with A.D.D. Marketing & Advertising, usually as the Swag Master, giving away free stuff at events like the X Games, the Gravity Games, and pro ski and snowboard events. A.D.D. is the sh*t—if you need street marketing, hook it up with A.D.D.!
* Event Host and Announcer
USASA National Championships
2001 — 2006
Since competing in the 1995 USASA Nationals, where I achieved two podium finishes and was third overall, I have served as an announcer/DJ and awards ceremony host at almost every Nationals since. Hanging out with riders from all over the country from ages five to over eighty-five is a gas!
* MC - NBC Sports/AST Dew Tour
* Freelance Sports Announcer
2005 — 2005
* MC, Sports Announcer and Expert Analyst
ESPN X Games
1998 — 2002
I was originally hired as a Sports Announcer for mountain biking at the Winter X Games at Snow Summit. (Trivia: What year was that?) Then I moved into an MC and Host position for both the Winter and Summer X Games, pairing up with many of the legends of action sports for interviews, JumboTron features, and lots of crowd hype-up!
Highlights have included Tony Hawk’s 900, Shaun Palmer winning the Ultracross, and hanging with all you passionate people (thanks for all the love).
* Boarding for Breast Cancer Co-Host/Sports Announcer
1999 — 2002
I volunteered to co-host the Boarding for Breast Cancer events at Sierra-At-Tahoe, working with the Fuse Marketing crew in pre-event planning, event production, and post production. I was the announcer for all the live snowboard events and served as co-host on the music stage. (I love BBC, because my mom is a cancer survivor!)
* Staff Trainer, Ski and Snowboard School
Mammoth Mountain Resort
1991 — 2002
Staff Trainer for ski and snowboard instructors.
Supervisor of ski school and race department.
Coached Mammoth High School snowboard team.
Twelve years of event production with the Mammoth Race Department.
* Freelance Sports Announcer and Voiceover Artist
2002 Winter Olympic Games, Salt Lake City
2001 — 2002
One of my most memorable jobs was announcing the Olympic halfpipe competition at Park City—this is the most intense event on the planet as far as sports production goes. The highlight for me was when it sunk in that there was an American sweep!
During the pre-Olympic test events, I was the Venue Producer for alpine skiing, and it went very well. For the real deal, however, they wanted me on the mic!
* Snowboard Rep
Sales Rep for Rossignol Snowboards in California
1991 — 1996
Took a ski brand's snowboards into many top specialty retailers, building the brand by more than 200% per year Created a top regional team and rep force, with two years as the #1 salesman in the country in the snowboard division.