While the Olympics have been in full swing in Pyeongchang, the NYSEF Freeride crew has kept busy competing around the Northeast as the qualifying season is coming to a close. Head Coach, Justin Perry headed to Waterville Valley, NH with Avery Higgins-Lopez for his first U.S. Ski and Snowboard Revolution Tour Slopestyle event. They saw former NYSEF athlete, Brian Gardiner take 2nd and 4th place during the two days of action. Coach Bob Witt headed to Sunday River for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Revolution Tour Cross races with Northwood athletes Audrey Higgins-Lopez and Andrew Van Slyke along with snowboarder, Zach Sprott-Scribner. The event followed a shortened double Nor-Am event in which former NYSEF athlete, Erik Sparkowski notched two top ten finishes based on his time trial results. It was a good learning experience for our athletes who were competing in a field of strong skiers and riders.
On the mogul side of things, Coach Nick Arnold will be traveling to Sunday River, March 3 and 4 for U.S .Ski and Snowboard Eastern Championships with the Reiley brothers, Camden and Kaylen. Camden recently had top 20 mogul finishes at Killington and Waterville Valley and Kaylen is attempting to capture the freestyle combined title – Big Air, Slopestyle, and Moguls. Should be a busy championship season!