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Bradford White Water Heaters, an industry-leading manufacturer of residential, commercial and industrial water heating and storage products, has announced its continued support for master plumber and general contractor Jonathan Cheever as he pursues his dream of competing in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
The company has renewed its sponsorship agreement with Cheever, a 2018 U.S. Olympian and former national snowboard cross champion who has balanced world-class international competition with plumbing, general contracting and design work throughout his career.
Cheever credits his career in the skilled trades as the key factor allowing him to compete internationally for more than 15 years.
"My experience in the trades has been essential to my snowboarding career," Cheever said. "Without the flexibility I found in the industry, I wouldn't have had the freedom to race all over the world, from the U.S. and Canada to New Zealand, Europe and Asia. Plumbing has also taught me lessons in patience and resilience that have been critical to maintaining a professional snowboarding career for almost 20 years. I'm grateful not only for Bradford White's generous support of my efforts but for their dedication to the entire trades profession."
Cheever learned the plumbing trade from his father while growing up in Boston and earned his master plumber license in 2004. He currently operates Team Cheever Design Build in Park City, Utah, delivering high-quality residential and commercial plumbing, general contracting and interior design services.
"Jonathan represents peak achievement, not just in his sport but in his career as a hard-working tradesman and entrepreneur," said Carl Pinto, Jr., senior director of marketing communications for Bradford White Corp. "The dedication that he has demonstrated on the slopes has also fueled his success as a highly skilled plumber and contractor. While his accomplishments are extraordinary, they also reflect the commitment and discipline that define the trades. We're proud to be working with him as he continues to chase his dreams."
Cheever's outstanding career accomplishments include multiple podium finishes in World Cup competition; a third-place finish in the overall 2010-11 World Cup standings; the 2010-11 U.S. championship in snowboard cross; and a place on the U.S. team at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.