Ask any Prep Snowboarder why they chose to come to Gould and you’ll get the same answer: the combination of the college prep experience and the prep snowboarding experience.
Located just six miles from Sunday River Resort, riders on the Prep Snowboarding Team spend the majority of their winter months between their classrooms on campus, and at their mountain classroom at Sunday River, which also happens to be the second largest resort in New England.
With direct access to dedicated terrain for training and competitions, riders spend five days a week polishing their skills inside and out of the terrain park. Coaches help students work on tricks ranging from from 50-50ing a first box, up to 3’s and 5’s. The end goal is to foster a love for the sport which is accomplished through encouraging safety, fun, and learning first.
With a team of 20 student-athletes and 3 coaches, all with decades of experience, the Gould Academy Prep Snowboarding Team prepares student-athletes to compete in slopestyle events within the MAISAD League with events that take place at Sunday River and nearby mountains. Those riders that want to compete at a higher level may consider, the Gould Academy Competition Program.
PREP SNOWBOARDING SCHEDULE
|First Name||Last Name||YOG||Hometown|
|Richard||Andreasen||2018||St. George, UT|
|Jiahui (Sophia)||Bai||2018||Shenyang, China|
|Yanfei (Carmen)||Chen||2019||Zhangzhou, China|
|Zheng (Ray)||Chen||2018||Newport Beach, CA|
|Aidan||Lear||2018||Fort Knox, KY|
|Jia Ang (Eric)||Li||2020||Beijing, China|
|Jingwen (Lexi)||Li||2019||Shenzhen, China|
|Zheyuan (Frank)||Liu||2019||Tanghsan, China|
|Leif||Olson||2018||S. Portland, ME|
|Ekin||Temur||2018||Izmir Karsiyaka, Turkey|
|Jingyuan (Russell)||Zeng||2020||Guangzhou, China|
|Linfeng (Arthur)||Zhang||2018||Chandu, China|
|Mingzu (Harry)||Zhu||2019||Shanghai, China|
|Zachary||Zionts||2018||Chapel Hill, NC|
Prep Snowboarding Coaches
After graduating from college, Mr. Lynch tutored math and science privately while coaching snowboarding around the world. He taught math, chemistry, and health at Mount Mansfield Ski Club, living there as a dorm parent, and worked for AASI as an examiner for 15 years, traveling to different resorts throughout the country and the world, training their snowboard and ski instructors. Mr. Lynch was also a member of the National Demonstration Team and presented at Interski Austria in 2010. At Gould Mr. Lynch teaches math, coaches prep snowboarding, and is the Head Coach for our Thirds Soccer Program. He lives just off campus with his wife, Carrie, and daughter, Addison. He dreams of one day swimming the English Channel and snowboarding on the two continents that he has yet to visit: Africa and Antarctica.
Mr. Shifrin teaches mathematics at Gould and lives on campus with his wife, Ms. Sara Shifrin, Director of the IDEAS Center, their daughter, Mia ’19, and son, Eli. As the Director of the Ninth Grade Program, he has created and implemented a program that enables each ninth-grade student to transition to Gould life and become a valued member of the community. Each student is recognized by students and faculty for who he or she is and who they want to become. As an experienced mathematics educator, Mr. Shifrin developed his own algebra utilizing an online content presenter, Heymath, to create a course of study that allows each student to learn at a pace and level that best suits their ability and need. He has also developed a course on financial literacy for seniors called Mathematics of Finance that integrates the principles of personal finance and mathematics to help students evaluate and make informed financial decisions. Mr. Shifrin has a great interest in the outdoors and utilizing experiential educational opportunities to help students understand how an individual can grow and impact a group. Outside of the classroom, Mr. Shifrin is passionate about soccer, holding a National B License from the United States Soccer Federation, which he used to coach at an elite level within the Olympic Development Program in Maine and New England.