Wesleyan Skiing and Snowboarding Teams Take the Slopes

Pictured: Dylan Penn '15. Photo via The Wesleyan Connection.

Pictured: Dylan Penn ’15. Photo via The Wesleyan Connection.

Did you know that Wesleyan had Skiing and Snowboarding teams? Did you know that they are just as awesome as they sound?

On February 16 and 17, the club teams participated in the McBrine Division League Championships up in Vermont. The Women’s Ski Team qualified for USCSA Eastern Regionals after coming in fourth overall, and the men took first place qualifying for Regionals. Michael Creager ’15 and Chris Delaney ’14 came in second and third in the entire Men’s Ski Division.

Not to be outdone, the Wesleyan Snowboarding Team also vanquished the competition. Dylan Penn ’15Atticus Swartwood ’14, Lina Mamut ’13, and Zach Kaufman ’16 qualified for nationals. This is the snowboarding team’s first year as a club, and Mamut commented, “I’m stoked that Wes got the opportunity to compete in a snowboard league. As a senior, after years of just watching skiers go at it, it’s been incredibly fun to be able to compete with snowboarders from other schools in Slalom and Giant Slalom.”

Unfortunately, due to monetary constraints, the team will not be traveling to nationals in Sun Valley, Idaho. Team captain Penn says, “Next year is much more promising. I hope we have a good turn out next year and then send some people to nationals for some Wes representation.”

More photos of the Skiing and Snowboarding Teams here, via Wesleyan Connection.

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