sarka panc/sharki

Šárka Pančochová

I love to discover new things and meet new people

Sarka Pancochova performs in the pipe at Red Bull Shr3d Girls Only in Kitzsteinhorn, Austria on March 28th, 2014
© Barbora Berdychova / Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is Šárka Pančochová. My discipline is snowboard freestyle. My friends call me sarka panc/sharki. I was born on 1 December 1990 in Morava Pico, Czech Republic. My special talent is swimming, skateboarding and climbing. My philosophy of life is party like a rockstar. The most important person in my life is my mum. My favourite food is sushi and italian. My favourite music is disco.

Bio

Having moved away from her home in the Czech Republic at a young age to pursue a professional snowboarding career, Šárka Pančochová is the definition of a free spirit. She likes nothing more than being up a mountain somewhere, discovering new things and meeting new people.

Šárka first started riding when she was 11 and honed her skills on the slopes of her home mountain, Morava Pico. With role models like Travis Rice and Scotty Lago to look up to whilst growing up, Pančochová worked hard on perfecting her style and soon came to realise that snowboarding wasn’t going to be just a hobby.

After early career victories in the Quiksilver Snowjam and the O2 World Rookie Fest, sponsors started coming in thick and fast. In 2008, she won the Horsefeathers Pleasure Jam in the Slopestyle event and came second in the same event at the Winter Dew Tour the following year.

It didn't take long for Šárka to be voted Snowboarder magazine’s Rookie of the Year and together with coaching from snowboarding legends such as Martin Cernik and Tina Ramholt, her skills developed quickly.

In 2010, she won the FIS World Cup (Halfpipe) and came second in the O’Neil Evolution in 2011. By 2013, she had taken a second place in the slopestyle event at the Winter X Games. Then, in March 2014, Šárka became the FIS Snowboard Freestyle World Cup Champion, proving to the world that she has what it takes to be the best.

After crashing out of her second run in the Slopestyle final at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Šárka took a season off from competiton to hit the backcountry and work on some new projects, such as her Shark Tales series.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2014
    1. 2nd Place: Community Cup – Slopestyle

      Keystone, Colorado, USA

  2. 2014
    1. FIS Snowboard Freestyle World Cup Champion

    2. 1st Place: FIS Snowboard Freestyle World Cup - Slopestyle

      Kreischberg, Austria

  3. 2013
    1. 2nd Place: Winter X Games - Slopestyle

      Aspen, USA

  4. 2011
    1. 3rd Place: Winter Dew Tour - Slopestyle

      Breckenridge, USA

    2. 2nd Place: FIS World Snowboard Championships - Slopestyle

      La Molina, Spain

  5. 2010
    1. 3rd Place: Burton European Open - Slopestyle

      Laax, Switzerland

    2. 1st Place: FIS Snowboard World Cup - Halfpipe

      Kreischberg, Austria