Stratton Mountain, Vt.—Five Stratton Mountain School riders were invited to participate in the 2010 Project Gold for Halfpipe at Mammoth Mountain, Calif., at the end of May. Spencer Shaw ’11, Michael Perle ’12, Shelby Simpson ’10, Maverick Shaw ’15 and Serena Shaw ’13 were chosen to attend Project Gold based on their results at the Revolution Tour, Grand Prix, USASA Nationals, and other national events.
Project Gold athletes are invited to train with some of the best riders and coaches in the country, including National Development Team Coach Bud Keene. The camp will primarily focus on setting goals, learning tricks, improving contest skills and having fun.
Spencer Shaw and Perle were two of 14 male riders who were chosen for the event. Their selections were based on their results at USASA Nationals where Shaw earned fourth in the Men’s Halfpipe Open Class. Perle finished on the podium in the Youth Men Halfpipe category, taking home second place.
Simpson, who also qualified for the 2010 Junior World Championships, was chosen as one of eight female riders selected to the event. Her invitation was based on her first-place spot at the Mount Snow Revolution Tour and third-place finish at Copper Mountain.
Maverick Shaw and Serena Shaw were also invited to train in the Junior Project Gold Halfpipe Camp. Maverick Shaw took home third place in the Menehune Boys’ Category at USASA Nationals. Serena Shaw’s second place finish at the Mount Snow Revolution Tour and third place spot at the Boreal Revolution Tour qualified her invitation.
Stratton Mountain School is a ski and snowboard academy located at the base of Stratton Mountain. The school serves students in grades 8-12 with winter programs for seventh graders. The SMS community of students, faculty, coaches and staff share the pursuit of academic and athletic excellence.