The last two weeks have been huge for the Loon Comp Team.
Competing against the nation’s best young skiers and snowboarders, athletes on the Loon Snowboard and Freeride Competition Teams racked up several podium finishes at the USASA Ski & Snowboard Nationals, held at Copper Mountain, CO., from March 30 – April 9.
After a winter of training and competing at Loon Mountain, a number of Loon’s athletes dominated their respective events in Colorado. Loon’s snowboarders fared particularly well, including Margot Osterman (Osterville, Mass.) who finished first in Giant Slalom and Slalom; Greg Fligor (Weston, Mass.) who finished first in Giant Slalom; and Pippa Scott (Boston, Mass.) who finished second in the Slopestyle competition.
Loon is incredibly proud of all of the athletes who competed in the two-week competition, which serves as a training ground for future Olympians and X-Games athletes. We congratulate them on a job well done, and wish them the best of luck next winter!
We’d also like to thank the Comp Team coaches who accompanied our skiers snowboarders to Colorado. Those coaches include Bryce Hanrahan, Morgan Alford, Devon Gulick, and Michael Rodrick. As the results show, they did an amazing job of coaching our athletes this winter.
Without further ado, here’s how all of Loon’s athletes fared in Colorado:
SNOWBOARDING RESULTS – LOON ATHLETES
Margot Osterman (Osterville, Mass.) 1st Menehune Division
Greg Fligor (Weston, Mass.) 1st Junior Division
Allen Jarabek (Seekonk, Mass.) 9th Youth Division
Jessamine Young (Chocorua, NH) 12th Junior Division
Karina Bladon (Wayland, Mass.) 10th Youth Division
Margot Osterman (Osterville,, Mass.) 1st Menehune Division
Allen Jarabek (Seekonk, Mass.) 8th Youth Division
Jessamine Young (Chocorua, NH) 15th Junior Division
Pippa Scott (Boston, Mass.) 2nd Ruggie Division
Oliver Guarnieri (Boxford, Mass.) 16th Boys 10-13
SKIING RESULTS – LOON ATHLETES
Mike Hayes (Beverly, Mass.) 4th Men 13 yrs – 15 yrs
Fernando Soto (Boston, Mass.) 21st Men 13 yrs – 15 yrs
Kyle Burati (Natick, Mass.) 35th Boys 10 yrs – 12 yrs
Jack Finn (Andover, Mass.) 8th Men 13 yrs – 15 yrs
Kyle Burati (Natick, Mass.) 31st Boys 10 yrs – 12 yrs
Ben Hodosh (Jamestown, RI.) 58th Men 13 yrs – 15 yrs
Robert von Thanden (Orleans, Mass.) 58th Men 16 yrs – 18 yrs
About the Loon Snowboard and Freeride Teams
The Loon ‘Comp Team’ program offers kids ages 7 – 17 a structured training environment for a winter of competition, including nationally sanctioned events. Loon coaches have extensive competition backgrounds and certifications through PSIA/AASI, USASA and USSA, and work with team members to promote good sportsmanship, work ethic, athleticism, and pride. For more info about the Comp Team, click here.