Tanner joined Team Utah midway through the 2012 winter with the objective of sharpening up his competition game and increasing his overall snowboard skills. At the end of the winter he not only qualified for USASA nationals for the first time in slopestyle, he won! Tanner is a prime example of a team rider setting out to accomplish some specific goals, and then used the team to achieve them.
Tanner has a new set of goals for himself, on a recent trip with the team to Mt. Hood he worked on putting a double backside rodeo down on snow. After 6 attempts he’d gotten the trick to his board, but has yet to ride away clean. At the rate he’s going he’ll be adding that trick to his slopestyle run in no time.