24 February 2006

Seth Wescott - Mainer - Olympic Champion

Seth Wescott is a guy from Farmington, Maine, who spends much of his time on the slopes and at the base of Sugarloaf USA - one of Maine's top ski areas. Seth and some friends opened a restaurant on the Sugarloaf access road and at age 29, Seth is simply a local Maine resident who gets along well with the community and enjoys the snowy Maine winters.

Yet, in case you haven't been paying attention, Seth Wescott is much more. Last week, Seth received the gold medal in the 2006 Winter Olympics for Snowboard Cross.

Making its Olympic debut in Torino this year, snowboard cross is a pack-style race that has been likened to BMX biking. Snowboarders carve their way down a course at high speed, making jumps and turns all along the way, avoiding collisions with each other in the process. While some traditionalist skiers still scoff at snowboarding as a main stream sport, snowboarders have shown that they are more than the "stereotypical punks of the slopes." Snowboarders are dedicated athletes and Seth Wescott is now their king.

If you'll be in Maine tomorrow, take a drive up to Sugarloaf to meet the snowboard cross king. Seth Wescott will be given a much deserved hero's welcome as he comes home to Sugarloaf, Maine. There you can hear from Seth, watch a snowboard cross presentation, and even try it for yourself. For more information, visit All Info About Maine.

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