Freestyle Athletes Prepare for 7th Annual Dumont Cup

March 24, 2015
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Dumont Cup at Sunday River Resort. Photo credit: Sunday River

Bethel, Maine (March 24, 2015) — It’s been a busy few weeks for the Gould Academy Competition Program. Ask any coach and they’ll knowingly quip that it’s been their form of “March madness,” and point to an impressive Facebook page that puts any fantasy bracket to shame.

For the Freestyle Team, with a season of podium placements that have aided this page, what kicked off with the Aspen Snowmass Open late last month, has morphed into a “planes, trains, and automobiles” tour with competitive stops at the Iceland Winter Games in Akureyri, USSA Junior Nationals in Park City, and most recently the North Face Summit Freeskiing Tour in Quebec at Le Relais.

This Friday, members of the Freestyle Team, including Riley McDonough ’15, Will Harvey ’16, Kyler Walker ’15 and *John Herron ’16, will finally get a chance to sleep in thanks to having home court advantage during this weekend’s annual Dumont Cup event at Sunday River (March 27-28).

Created by professional freeskier and 10-time X Games Medalist Simon Dumont, The Dumont Cup is an Association of Freeskiing Professionals platinum-rated slopestyle event that takes place each March at Dumont’s home mountain, Sunday River.

In addition to competing in what has become the biggest freeskiing event in the east, Gould’s students will also compete against professionals including Olympians Bobby Brown and Joss Christensen, and former Dumont Cup champion, Alex Schlopy. Other pros lined up to compete are James Wood, Matt Walker, Chris Laker, Evan Mceachran, and Alex Bellmare.

Live streaming of The Dumont Cup will be available during the event through Freeskier Magazine (online):  http://www.Freeskier.com

For more information on the Dumont Cup, visit sundayriver.com. For more information on the Gould Academy Competition Program, contact Coach Mark Godomsky at godomskm@gouldacademy.org.

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*There’s a chance that John Herron, who according to Coach Kimble, “has been on his game all year,” will will not ski this weekend due do to an injury he sustained during the Iceland Winter Games.

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