Brendan (Bubba) Newby is a two-time Winter Olympian. Competing for Ireland in the Freeski Halfpipe event at both the 2018 and 2022 Winter Olympics. He was born in Cork, Ireland in 1996. At the age of two his family moved to Utah in the United States, where he grew up.
The Olympic Spirit was instilled in him at a young age when he attended events of the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics. His father taught him to ski at four years old and has loved it ever since. He started competing professionally in 2016. He had the honors of carrying the Irish flag as the 2022 Opening Ceremony Flag Bearer and the 2018 Closing Ceremony flag bearer.
Hometown: Cork, Ireland. Grew up in Orem, Utah.
Favourite food: Pizza
Favourite movie: Moana and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Favourite music: Smooth Jazz and Snoop Dogg
Childhood heroes: Spider-Man and Thor
Favourite athlete: All Irish Winter Olympians! The Utah Jazz, Kobe Bryant
Most rewarding moment in sport: Carrying the Irish Flag in front of the world at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
Talents other than sport: Dirt Biking Disk-Golf, Stand-up Paddle Boarding, mountain biking, corn-hole, and I am an above average bowler.
Brendan Bubba NewbyFree Ski Halfpipe
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