Snowboarding

The Gould Academy Competition Program’s Snowboard Team helps riders reach their goals – whether competing for the first time at a local USASA event or standing on the podium at the Burton US Open Series and beyond.

Riders benefit from the perfect blend of hard work, dedicated coaches, a high-quality training facility at Sunday River, and balanced programming that only a school like Gould can offer.

Year-round training tailored to the individual student-athlete and including their off season sport of choice, such as competitive skateboarding, soccer, lacrosse, or mountain biking, is supplemented with plyometrics training and work in the Farnsworth Field House weight room and trampoline room.

Team Roster:

Elite Race Team:
  • Ward Saunders ’16 VA
  • Emma Scheidegger ’16 ME
  • Emma Bender ’16 NY
  • Emma Lieb ’16 NJ
  • Mikey Lacroix ’16 MA
  • Matt Wolf ’16 NH
  • Richie Hoge ’17 CT
  • Liam Maguire ’18 MA
Elite Slopestyle Team:
  • Dattar Khalsa ’16 NY
  • Griffin Ferrigno ’16 NH
  • Mikey Lacroix ’16 MA
  • Liam Maguire ’18 MA
  • Gregorio Ghika ’18 ITALY
Development Team:
  • Milly Detels ’18 MA
  • Henry McCarthy ’18 ME
  • Sasha Kokes ’18 CT
  • Adalia Florres ’18 MA
  • Ashley Herrick ’19 ME
Elite Race Competition Schedule:

*Please note that dates are subject to change.

  • Dec. 12: GS/SL USASA – Sunday River, ME
  • Jan. 3: GS/SL USASA – Sugarloaf, ME
  • Jan. 9: GS/SL USASA – Shawnee Peak, ME
  • Jan. 15: BX USASA – Sugarloaf, ME
  • Jan. 22: GS/SL USASA – Shawnee Peak, ME
  • Jan. 24: BX USASA – Ward, MA
  • Jan. 31: BX USASA – Ward, MA
  • Feb. 8-21: BX Youth Olympic Games – Norway
  • Feb 11-12: PGS/PSL FIS NorAM – Holiday Valley, NY
  • Feb 17-18: PGS/PSL FIS NorAM – Toronto Ski Club
  • Feb. 17-21: BX FIS Hole Shot/Rev – Ski Cooper, CO
  • Feb. 19-21: BX USASA – Sugarloaf, ME
  • Feb. 26-28: PSL FIS Jun/FIS – Le Relais
  • Feb 28: BSL USASA – Sunday River, ME
  • Feb 29 – Mar. 4: BX FIS Hole Shot/Rev – Sugarloaf, ME
  • Mar. 16-17: BX FIS Hole Shot/Rev – Squaw Valley, CA
  • Mar. 21-26: PGS/PSL/SBX FIS NorAM/NC – Chantecler, Quebec
  • Mar 25-27: BX FIS Hole Shot – Copper Mountain, CO
  • Apr. 2-8: ALL USASA Nationals – Copper Mountain CO
  • Ongoing: Video Games
Elite Slopestyle Competition Schedule:

(dropdown text) *Please note that dates are subject to change.

  • Jan 10: SS USASA Rev Tour Qualifier – Stratton, VT
  • Jan 24: SS USASA – Shawnee Peak, ME
  • Jan. 30: SS Rev Tour Qualifier – Boyne Highlands, MI
  • Feb. 5: SS USASA – Sugarloaf, ME
  • Feb 6: RJ USASA – Sunday River, ME
  • Feb. 13: SS USASA – Sunday River, ME
  • Feb. 27: SS USASA – Shawnee Peak, ME
  • Ongoing: Video Games
Development Team Competition Schedule:

(dropdown text) *Please note that dates are subject to change.

  • Dec. 12: GS/SL USASA – Sunday River, ME
  • Jan. 3: GS/SL USASA – Sugarloaf, ME
  • Jan. 9: GS/SL USASA – Shawnee Peak, ME
  • Jan. 15-17: BX USASA – Sugarloaf, ME
  • Jan. 22: GS/SL USASA – Shawnee Peak, ME
  • Jan. 24: SS USASA –  Shawnee Peak, ME
  • Jan. 24: BX USASA – Ward, MA
  • Jan. 31: BX USASA – Ward, MA
  • Feb. 5: SS USASA – Sugarloaf, ME
  • Feb. 13: SS USASA – Sunday River, ME
  • Feb. 19-21: BX USASA – Sugarloaf, ME
  • Apr. 2-8: USASA Nationals – Copper Mountain, CO
  • Ongoing: Video Games

Competition Program - Snowboarding Coaches

Gandee_KC 2015 06 KC Gandee

Gould Academy Competition Program
Snowboard Program Director
B.A. Eastern Mennonite University

Bio

Coach Gandee brings over 15 years of experience to the Gould Academy Competition Program’s Snowboard Team. A graduate of Eastern Mennonite University, he earned a degree in management and organizational development, and later spent 10 years working at resorts including Stratton, Okemo, Killington, Northstar, and Sierra at Tahoe. Most recently, he was the Snowboard Program Director at Killington Mountain School in Vermont. Coach Gandee’s list of credentials is extensive. In addition to being on the AASI National Team from 2004 until 2008, he is Level III certified, an examiner for the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI), and a USSA Level 300 SBX Coach and Level 200 Aerials coach. In his spare time, he also serves as the coach representative on the USASA Board of Directors. When not coaching (or preparing to coach), Coach Gandee spends time on the Hudson River Gorge in the Adirondacks as a whitewater rafting guide. He is an avid rock climber and loves exploring rivers and lakes with his wife, Courtney, and their two golden retrievers.

Breton_Eric 05 Eric Breton

Gould Academy Competition Program
Assistant Snowboard Coach, Head of Freestyle

Bio

Coach Breton was born, raised, and still resides in nearby Rumford, Maine with his son. A dedicated rider, Coach Breton works construction in the summer months, which allows him to train and snowboard full-time in the winter. A veteran rider, Coach Breton has been snowboarding for over 20 years––15 of which he  has enjoyed here at our home mountain, Sunday River. A former pro rider for Sunday River and ASC, he has competed all over the country and is no stranger to the media side of the snowboarding world, having been involved with photography, filming, and directing and editing for well over a decade. If you’re looking for Coach Breton, his office is out on the slopes with our competitive team, enjoying the sport and mountain with like-minded friends.

Holzweiss_Dustin 01 Dustin Holzweiss

Gould Academy Competition Program
Assistant Snowboard Coach

Bio

Coach Holzweiss graduated from Gould Academy in 2002 and has been giving back to the Gould community as a Weekend Coach for the past eight years. In 2014 Coach Holzweiss began coaching full-time student-athletes as the Development Coach, helping younger and developing riders have the most fun with the strongest foundation for skills improvement. Coach Holzweiss is USASA Level 200 certified with a slopestyle endorsement.