Prep Snowboarding

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

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Wed 17

Prep Snowboard vs. MAISAD – (Kents Hill)

January 17 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Fri 26

Prep Snowboard vs. MAISAD – (Sunday River)

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fri 02

Prep Snowboard vs. MAISAD – (Kents Hill)

February 2 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wed 07

Prep Snowboard vs. MAISAD – (Sunday River)

February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed 14

Prep Snowboard vs. MAISAD – (Kents Hill)

February 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Team Roster
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
Alex Kim 2018 Seoul, Korea
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
Shaya Lustman 2021 Topango, CA
Will Maloney 2018 Maplewood, NJ
Finn McLaughlin 2020 Bethel, ME
Alexander O’Neil 2021 Bethel, ME
Leif Olson 2018 S. Portland, ME
Ekin Temur 2018 Izmir Karsiyaka, Turkey
Reini Tokunaga 2018 Tokyo, Japan
Caroline Wu 2018 Hangzhou, China
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

Dave Lynch

Mathematics Teacher
B.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Prep Snowboard Coach
Boys’ Junior Varsity 2 Soccer Head Coach

Bio

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.

Brett Shifrin

Mathematics Teacher
B.S. Miami University
B.A. Miami University
Certified Financial Education
Prep Snowboarding Coach
Road Cycling Coach
Director of Ninth Grade Program
Advising Team Leader

Bio

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.