Matt Wolf ’16 named to U.S. Snowboard Racing’s Junior Team

November 9, 2016

Gould alumnus Matt Wolf ’16 was named to the United States Snowboard Racing Team’s (USSRT) 2017 Junior Team. Wolf and eight other elite alpine snowboard athletes under 20 years old will spend the next season training together at special USSRT race camps coached by the best coaches in the nation and racing alongside one other at various FIS North American Cup (NorAM) events in the upcoming 2016-2017 season.

Wolf earned his spot on the team through his FIS results in Giant Slalom (GS) and Slalom (SL) during the 2015-2016 season, his senior year at Gould Academy. Wolf’s season highlight was a 9th Place SL finish at the Race to the Cup (NorAM) SL in April at Copper, CO.

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Matt Wolf ’16 on his way to the top of the podium at the USASA National Championship in Banked Slalom in 2015

“Matt took his training and racing to the next level in 2016″, said Gould Academy Snowboard Program Director KC Gandee. “He put in extra time on the hill and applied feedback diligently so that he could break into the top 10 on the NorAM tour.”

What’s next for Matt?

Wolf will continue to train and race competitively as he studies during his first year at Bishop’s University in Quebec Canada. Matt will also continue to train with Gould Academy athletes while at home on school breaks. A two-sport athlete, Wolf also just finished an incredible fall lacrosse season. He started every game as a freshman goalkeeper at Bishop’s and led the Gaiters to an 8-6 record overall.  That included a playoff win against Queen’s University in the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Championships.  Additionally, Wolf will be giving back to the sport and his snowboard community as an assistant coach for Gould Academy Competition Program’s weekend development program at Sunday River, ME.

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Matt Wolf ’16 arcs a toeside turn on the 2015 USASA National Championship GS course at Copper, CO

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