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SMS Snowboard, Freeski Athletes Podium in Rev Tour Qualifiers

February 08, 2019

COPPER MOUNTAIN—Mutiple Stratton Mountain School student-athletes from both the SMS Snowboard and SMS Freeski program earned their spot on the podium —and in the upcoming Toyota U.S. Revolution Tour competition in Copper Mountain, Colorado—following a pair of Slopestyle qualifiers this week. 

Connor Cavanagh `23 trains at Copper. Photo: SMS Snowboard Coach Dylan Demers.

Yesterday’s USASA Rocky Mountain Series Revolution Tour Qualifier Freeski Slopestyle competition proved a challenge on multiple fronts, with blizzard-like conditions accompanied by a -18 degree windchill and 20 mph gusts. Nonetheless, Charlie Gnoza `21 put down a silver-medal run for the Open Class Men with a total of 81.00 points, the second highest among the competition’s 48 competitors. Zylis Hawkins `20 finish in 10th place in the same division, and 25th Overall. These Freeskiers will next compete on Monday, February 11, in the Revolution Tour Slopestyle Competition at Copper Mountain. Congratulations, Charlie and Zylis!

Charlie Gnoza `21 on the podium. Photo: SMS Freeski Coach Keith Shipman.

In the Snowboard Slopestyle Qualifier Philip Farnsworth `19 won 2nd for the Open Class Men, and Second Overall. Connor Cavanagh `23 won 1st among the Breaker Boys and followed Farnsworth to place 3rd overall. Both have now qualified for Revolution Tour events taking place at Copper Mountain and Seven Springs. George Bond `20 placed 5th among the Junior Men age 16-17, and 29th overall. Next, the Snowboarders tackle Slopestyle once again on February 13. Congratulations, Philip, Connor, and George!

Philip Farnsworth `19. Photo: SMS Snowboard Director Ross Powers. Connor Cavanagh `23. Photo: SMS Snowboard Director Ross Powers.

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 serves students in grades 7 – 12.

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