Gould Snowboarders to Represent USA in Snowboardcross at the 2017 FIS Junior World Championships
Gould Academy snowboarder Adalia Flores ’18 (South Orleans, MA) and recent alumni Shannon Maguire ’16 (Scituate, MA) and Mike Lacroix ’16 (Shrewsbury, MA) have been invited by the US Snowboard Team to represent the USA in the FIS Junior World Champions to be held in the Czech Republic February 18-21, 2017. With only 12 athletes selected for the team, Gould Academy will be well represented.
All three athletes compete in Snowboardcross (SBX), a discipline that races 4-6 riders simultaneously down a course that challenges athletes with jumps, banked turns and other features.
All three riders have been picked for the team based on their 2015-2016 results in FIS SBX races in both North and South America. Maguire also represented the USA in the 2016 FIS Junior World Championships in Slovenia. This will be the first selection to the team for both Flores and Lacroix. FIS Junior World Championships are open to riders born from 1997-2001. Many riders who compete in “Junior Worlds” continue to train and are eventually selected to the US Snowboard Team.
“The coaching staff at Gould Academy is beyond excited for Adalia,” says Snowboard Program Director KC Gandee “her work ethic is tremendous and she’s one of the most kind people anywhere!”