Date of Birth:
January 22, 1994
City/State of Birth:
Olympics and Events Attended:
2014, World Cup, Montafon, Austria, Snowboard Cross, 31st
2017, Snowboard Cross World Championships, 18th.
2017, Snowboard Cross competition, Cervina, Italy, 14th.. In January, she placed
2018, Snowboard Cross competition, Erzurum, Turkey, 25th.
2018 Olympics, Pyeongchang, could not participate due to injury
I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, where I spent a majority of my time outdoors and in the wild. My family is fortunate enough to have a business in Denali National Park, Denali Sightseeing Safari, a company which provides tours via truck. I was able to fish, hike, four-wheel, snowmobile, canoe, and much more! It was really an amazing childhood, but it also gave me a huge appreciation for the outdoors and to be physically active. Thanks to this active lifestyle I participated in just about every sport possible growing up including snowboarding, gymnastics, volleyball, soccer, you name it I did it.
At the young age of 3 I began snowboarding at our home mountain, Alyeska Resort. I took a loving to it immediately and any time I could convince my parents to drive me the 45 minutes to the mountain, I was there!
Mancari has two sisters and one brother. She began snowboarding competitively at age fourteen. Rosie graduated early from South High to move to Steamboat Springs, Colorado to further her training in slalom and giant slalom racing. She then switched to snowboardcross.
“When I was 15 I was introduced to the competition side of snowboarding and began to train and take it much more seriously. I soon found myself on the North American Cup circuit for several years, progressively getting better and better. Thanks to a successful season and lots of hard training the last couple years I was able to land a spot on the U.S. Snowboard team, which gives me a full time World Cup Spot this upcoming season. Not only am I beyond excited that my snowboarding is improving and I have been successful, but I am most thankful that I am able to represent my country and supporters on a world class stage. My long-term goal is to represent the U.S. at the 2018 Winter Olympics and I am on track to hopefully accomplish that goal.”
She attended the University of Alaska Anchorage.