Snowboarding Team at the USASA National Championships in Copper
For the 2nd consecutive year, a Gould rider brought home the National Championship in Boardercross for Junior Men (16-17). Last year it was Richie Hoge ’17 and this year it is Henry McCarthy ’18. Tenth grader Aerin Young ’19 landed just off the podium with a 5th place finish in Boardercross for Youth Women (14-15) in only her first year racing. Aerin also notched top 14 finishes in Giant Slalom and Slalom.
The future continues to look bright as eighth grade winter term athletes also stood on podiums during the week. Theo McLemore ’21 came in second for Boardercross for Youth Men (14-15) and Aidan Mahoney ’21 nailed a third place finish in Boardercross for Breaker Boys (12-13). Mahoney also finished in 16th for Slopestyle.
In all, Gould Academy’s eight riders made 16 total starts in four separate events. Those 16 starts resulted in:
seven top ten results, and
14 top twenty results.
The snowboard coaches and I could not be any more proud of our riders. We trained hard and had a ton of fun this season. We focus on controlling what we can and on our own performances. We’re very happy that results followed! We owe a tremendous thanks to Sunday River as well for providing us with top notch training facilities that can’t be duplicated!