SVSEF provides ski and snowboard programming to nearly 700 athletes in the Wood River Valley. Athlete of the Week is an opportunity to highlight individuals who embody the values championed by this organization; sportsmanship, citizenship, character, teamwork, creativity, passion and perseverance.
Sebastian Lerner, Snowboard Team
SVSEF Snowboarding Athlete of the week is Sebastian Lerner. “Seabass” won the Beverly Hay Snowboard Cup for his results in the USASA Big Mountain West Series events at Dollar this week.
He netted two first place finishes in Boardercross as well as two silver medals in Slopestyle in the highly competitive Breaker Boys (13-14) Division. All the while keeping a smile on his face and having fun while riding at a high level. I personally watched him wait in the finish area and congratulate each rider as they finished their runs during the Slopestyle event.
He has been working really hard during training days and we see him becoming mentally tough but thoughtful about his riding! He’s just getting started.
Savannah Pringle, Baldy Devo/LASAR
Our Athlete of the Week is Savannah Pringle, a Baldy Devo and a LASAR skier. In the middle of her second year, she has never missed a day of Devo or LASAR, and it shows in her skiing. At our first NASTAR event this year, she was our top finisher overall, for both guys and girls. She has continued to improve after her NASTAR win, and we look forward to watching her journey unfold. She is a leader and brings a lot of energy to our team!
Leo Hayes, Freeski Progression
Leo Hayes is our Athlete of the Week! New to the team this year, Leo hasn’t missed a beat and has been highly focused and full of energy. His hard work was rewarded this weekend; he found the podium in his first ever slopestyle competition. Keep it up, Leo!