Seth Wescott

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Seth Wescott
Seth Wescott.jpg
Medal record
Men's snowboarding
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold2006 TorinoSnowboard cross
Gold2010 VancouverSnowboard cross
FIS Snowboarding World Championships
Gold2005 WhistlerSnowboard cross
Silver2003 KreischbergSnowboard cross
Silver2007 ArosaSnowboard cross
Silver2011 La MolinaSnowboard cross
X Games Medal Record
Silver2004 AspenSnowboard cross
Silver2005 AspenSnowboard cross
Silver2010 AspenSnowboard cross
Bronze2007 AspenSnowboard cross
 
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Seth Wescott
Seth Wescott.jpg
Medal record
Men's snowboarding
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold2006 TorinoSnowboard cross
Gold2010 VancouverSnowboard cross
FIS Snowboarding World Championships
Gold2005 WhistlerSnowboard cross
Silver2003 KreischbergSnowboard cross
Silver2007 ArosaSnowboard cross
Silver2011 La MolinaSnowboard cross
X Games Medal Record
Silver2004 AspenSnowboard cross
Silver2005 AspenSnowboard cross
Silver2010 AspenSnowboard cross
Bronze2007 AspenSnowboard cross

Seth Benjamin Wescott (born June 28, 1976) is an American snowboarder. He is a two-time Olympic champion in the snowboard cross.

Life and career[edit]

Wescott was born in Durham, North Carolina, and lives in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. His father Jim Wescott was the Track and Cross Country coach at Colby College. His mother Margaret-Gould Wescott teaches at University of Maine at Farmington. Wescott has trained in the mountains near Cordova, Alaska, at times, along with Sugarloaf, in Maine. He began snowboarding at age 10, but had also grown up skiing. In 1989, after competing in both sports for a few years, he stopped skiing to focus mainly on snowboarding. Wescott attended Carrabassett Valley Academy where he studied and trained with fellow Olympians Bode Miller, Jeff Greenwood, Kirsten Clark and Emily Cook. He started out in Sugarloaf USA in Carrabassett Valley, Maine

In his Olympic debut, at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, Wescott won gold in the snowboard cross [1] as the first Olympic champion in the event.[2] Having won gold, Wescott was invited to meet then president George W. Bush but turned down the offer, citing his opposition to Bush's foreign and domestic policies.[3] At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, Wescott successfully defended his Olympic gold.[4] Wescott, who started off the race in fourth, slowly advanced throughout the field until the end, when he narrowly defeated hometown favorite Mike Robertson on the final jump.[5]

Wescott co-owns The Rack, a restaurant and bar near Sugarloaf that caters food and drinks to skiers and snowboarders.

On February 25, 2010, Wescott appeared on The Colbert Report. In 2012, he participated in Fox's dating game show The Choice.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lindsay Berra (February 17, 2006). "Wescott grinds through to reach first 'cross gold". ESPN The Magazine. Retrieved February 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ JENN MENENDEZ (February 17, 2006). "Boss of the 'cross". Portland Press Herald. Retrieved February 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ http://www.theskichannel.com/news/skinews/20100227/Seth-Wescott-on-The-Colbert-Report-admits-he-chose-not-to-meet-former-President-Bush-at-the-last-Olympics
  4. ^ "Wescott of U.S. wins snowboard cross gold". NBCSports.com. February 15, 2010. Retrieved February 15, 2010. 
  5. ^ Deborah Charles (February 15, 2010). "Wescott grabs second snowboard cross gold". Reuters. Retrieved February 15, 2010. [dead link]
  6. ^ Hibberd, James (May 8, 2012). "Fox's 'The Choice' cast revealed! Joe Jonas, Dean Cain, The Situation, many more -- EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 

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