In 2006, the regular-footed rider made his introduction on the Ticket To Ride World Tour, his best finish a 5th place at the Honda Session at Vail. But it would be the 06/07 season that Pearce would begin to cultivate his success and break out as the rider to beat. He claimed his first TTR victory in the Slopestyle at the 4Star Burton New Zealand Open, but made it clear that he could handle any terrain, sacking another podium finish at the O’Neill Evolution QP, and a first in the Nippon Open Slopestyle.
In February of 2007, Pearce found himself on top of the world after stomping a smooth alley-oop chuck flip Japan that had him finish first at Terje’s Arctic Challenge – the very same contest that saw Terje break, and set the QP height record at 9.8 m. While Pearce came out of the Arctic Challenge in the Tour lead, poor results at the following Burton US Open resulted in Kevin finishing the 06/07 season in TTR World No. 4.
However, KP would soon find redemption in the 07/08 season with victories that would land him the coveted Swatch TTR Tour Championship Title as well as a promotion to Burton’s Global Team, sitting amongst riders like Terje Haakonsen, Shaun White, Nicolas Mueller, Mads Jonsson, and his fellow ‘Frends’ Mason Aguirre and Danny Davis.
Once the 07/08 TTR Northern Hemisphere Tour commenced, Pearce was let loose on a rampage. He opened up a whole luggage case of whoop-ass with is cab 1260 in Munich, Germany for the 6Star Nokia Air & Style, setting the pace for the rest of the Tour after beating out favorites Travis Rice and David Benedek. A 4th place in Tokyo Japan at the Nissan X-Trail Jam kept his momentum hurdling as he continued with another insane upset in Laax, Switzerland at the 6Star Burton European Open. Shaun White was thought to take home the Pipe Title, but Kevin pierced through the competition, completely shutting down ever naysayer and laying down a beyond-epic run that had the crowd screaming for more.
Pearce ended his 07/08 season with a 3rd place after a dramatic finale at the 6Star Burton US Open in his home state. Nevertheless, Kevin secured enough points to earn him the 07/08 TTR Tour Championship Title, a title he more than deserved.
In Season 08/09 Kevin is back out to defend his title. He started off early, heading down under to post two fifth place results at the 5Star Australian Open. To kick off the northern season he traveled to Japan where he claimed fifth again in 6Star Nissan X-Trail Jam. It didn’t long before he wound up Number one on the podium though. As soon as the a Halfpipe event rolled around, people were just waiting for him to step up. Step up he did at the 6Star Burton European Open, taking out first place and beginning his ascent to the top.
In the 2009/10 season, age 22, sustained a severe traumatic brain injury on December 31st, 2009 while training in the Halfpipe in Park City, Utah, USA. Kevin was treated at the University of Utah Hospital is now back with his parents in Vermont, USA. Kevin has made an almost complete recovery and in 2011 started riding again.
|10/11||2754th||Overall World Tour Ranking||134.94|
|09/10||402nd||Overall World Tour Ranking||809.64|
|08/09||4th||Overall World Tour Ranking||5667.49|
|07/08||2nd||Overall World Tour Ranking||5843.06|
|06/07||4th||Overall World Tour Ranking||5459.26|
|05/06||19th||Overall World Tour Ranking||2464.71|
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