Top-Ten Finish for Zylis Hawkins at Rev Tour Qualifier
Stratton Mountain School freeskier, Zylis Hawkins ‘20, took 5th place in Slopestyle at the first stop of the USSA Eastern Freestyle/Freeskiing EASTFREE Tour. The event was held at Waterville Valley Resort over the weekend and was also a Revolution Tour qualifier. The top three athletes earned spots on this year’s Revolution Tour.
Zylis finished with a score of 89.6 in the qualifying round, which was the highest score out of 33 competitors. His run featured tricks such as a Switch Right 540 Mute, Left Cork 7 Tail, Front 450, and a Back 450.
“Zylis skied really well in qualifiers despite the frigid temperature and challenging conditions. Nice work Zylis, we’re proud of you!” stated SMS Freeskiing Program Director, Jessie Mallis.
Stratton Mountain School is an independent boarding and day school that focuses on college preparatory academics and competitive winter sports. Located at the base of Stratton Mountain, SMS is accredited by NEASC, is a member of NAIS, and is an official U.S. Ski & Snowboard Development Site.