Cheryl won gold in Big Air at X Games Oslo 2016, becoming the first Dutch woman ever to medal at X Games. It was her first X Games medal after 11 starts in 10 appearances. Cheryl is an accomplished veteran with some of the best style in the game; she was the first woman to land a 900 in slopestyle competition and continues to push the sport. The 32-year-old learned to snowboard on the dry slopes of the Netherlands and has competed twice in the Olympics: halfpipe in 2006 (11th) and slopestyle in 2014 (20th). Cheryl is married to X Games gold medalist Stine Brun Kjeldaas (Women's SBD SuperPipe, 2000), and when not snowboarding around the globe is a busy mom to their two daughters, Lara (5 1/2) and Mila (2 1/2). Landed a switch backside 900 at X Games Aspen 2016, becoming the first woman to do so in a competition.
- First X Games medal: gold, XG Oslo 2016 Big Air. Eleven starts in 10 X Games appearances.
- First Dutch woman ever to medal at XG.
- Two Olympic appearances: halfpipe (2010, 11th) and slopestyle (2014, 20th).
- Has two little girls with her wife, XG gold medalist Stine Brun Kjeldaas (SBD SuperPipe, 2000).
- Named Snowboarder Magazine's Female Rider of the Year (2011)
X Games Competition History
|X Games Oslo 2016|| SBD Big Air||1st|
|X Games Aspen 2016|| SBD Slopestyle||8th|
|X Games Aspen 2015|| SBD Slopestyle||7th|
|Winter X Games Aspen 2012|| SBD Slopestyle||7th|
|Winter X 2011|| SBD Slopestyle||6th|
|Winter X 2010|| SBD Slopestyle||6th|
|Winter X 2008|| SBD Slopestyle||8th|
|Winter X 2006|| SBD Slopestyle||9th|
|Winter X 2006|| SBD SuperPipe||13th|
|Winter X 2005|| SBD Slopestyle||13th|
|Winter X 2004|| SBD Slopestyle||9th|