Saugus, Massachusetts native Jonathan Cheever is getting ready to compete in his first Olympics in PyeongChang. It's something his wife, Maria Ramberger, definitely understands.
While Cheever is not one of the favorites, he is coming off of a successful season and still going for gold.
And there's a lot to like about the 32-year-old first-time Olympian.
He's a part-time plumber, down to earth, talented and he has a very sweet love story with his wife. It's a love story in the snow.
“I can’t say enough good things about her. When I call her a freak it’s a compliment,” Cheever says. "She’s a 2-time Olympian, she’s a babe, she is… has a PhD that she got while competing.”
Ramberger represented Austria at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics before announcing her retirement from snowboarding in 2016.
Cheever proposed during the 2016 Winter X Games, using a specially made snowboard.
The couple said "I do" in Cheever's parents' kitchen on Aug. 20.
Cheever was in a pair of sweatpants, and Ramberger was in her pajamas.
"We had mimosas and coffee cake," Cheever's mom Doreen recalls. "She cut the coffee cake and, because it was breakfast! It was 8:20 in the morning. They got married on 8/20. I was determined they were going to get married on 8/20.”
Cheever's father, Mark, performed the ceremony.
Doreen Cheever is just so happy to see her son happy.
"And I wanted to say to her, 'Today I have a daughter.' And all of a sudden, I burst into tears and my mouth crumbled up and I could barely speak. And I didn’t expect that to happen, oh my god!”