Jeremy Bloom - Athlete - 2014
Bloom is a three-time mogul skiing world champion, two-time Olympian, 11-time World Cup gold medalist and a member of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. In 2005, he won a record six straight World Cup events, the most in a single season in the sport's history. Born and raised in Loveland, Colo., Bloom was also a standout football player at the University of Colorado and played briefly in the National Football League. “Growing up in Colorado we watched the Winter Olympics every four years because we were big skiers,” said Bloom, whose mom was a ski instructor at Keystone. “When I was 10 years old I said, ‘Mom, I want to ski in the Olympics and I want to play in the NFL,’ and she said, ‘You’re really going to have to put your mind to it if that’s your dream.’ And that’s what I did.” In 2008, he founded the Jeremy Bloom Wish of a Lifetime Foundation, which grants lifelong wishes to seniors. Bloom is a College Football and Olympic television analyst and has worked for ESPN, Fox, NBC and The Pac12 Network. Forbes Magazine in 2013 called Bloom, who co-founded the Integrate software company, one of the 30 most influential people in technology under the age of 30.