UPDATED: Junior Bo Warren Heads to Snowboard Junior World Championships
UPDATED: Congratulations to Bo, who placed 10th overall in slopestyle. Way to go, Bo!
March 13, 2014 – Gould Academy junior Bo Warren (17) of Ipswich, MA will compete among the best in the world at the 2014 FIS Snowboard Junior World Championships in Valmalenco, Italy March 26 – April 4.
Warren is one of three U.S. snowboarders selected by the U.S Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) to compete on the men’s team in slopestyle at the event. The U.S. Team boasts 30 of the best junior athletes competing in alpine, SBX, halfpipe and slopestyle.
“I’m definitely excited to compete in this prestigious event,” said Warren. “I’ve worked hard to get here, and I am looking forward to the opportunity and what it could mean for the future.”
According to the USSA, only the most qualified athletes with the greatest opportunities for winning medals at the Junior World Championship are selected to compete.
Warren qualified by putting solid runs together during this year’s U.S. Revolution Tour, a three event qualifying series that serves as a stepping stone for athletes making the transition from grassroots riders to elite athletes.
Warren finished ninth at the Revolution Tour event at Mammoth Mountain, CA in February and fourth in Sun Valley, Idaho earlier this month, solidifying his spot on the team.
“All of the coaching staff here at Gould are exceptionally proud of Bo and his accomplishment,” said Head Snowboarding Coach Chris Davies. “Going to Junior Worlds was goal of his at the beginning of the season and it is great to see his hard work and patience pay off.”
Warren began snowboarding at Gould Academy as an eighth grader participating in the school’s Winter Term Program from November to March. He then enrolled as a ninth grader as a full time student and member of the Gould Academy Competition Program (GACP).
Gould Academy Competition Program student-athletes benefit from a traditional New England boarding school education, while focusing on their passion for winter sports. Student-athletes work with a full-time, world-class coaching staff and train year round on campus and at Sunday River Ski Resort only six miles away.