Three Stratton Mountain School riders were invited to participate in the upcoming Project Gold Air Camp at the Center of Excellence in
Park City, Utah on Oct. 15-17, 2010. Spencer Shaw ’11, Michael Perle ’12 and Serena Shaw ’13 were chosen to attend Project Gold based on their results during last year’s competition season.
The Project Gold group selected in the spring will reconvene for a dryland and trampoline camp held in Park City, Utah. Athletes will work on their off-snow skills with U.S. Snowboarding coaches Rick Bower, Spencer Tamblyn and newly named Red Bull High Performance Coach, Matt Christiansen. The itinerary includes skateboarding sessions, trampoline and foam pit training, and fitness workouts in the world-class gym.
“The Project Gold Air Camp is a great opportunity for younger athletes to train at USSA’s Center of Excellence with U.S. team coaches and trainers,” said SMS Snowboard Program Director Ross Powers. “The camp will teach the athletes new skills that they can bring on snow at the start of the season.”
Spencer Shaw and Perle were two of 14 male riders who were chosen for the event in the spring, and have renewed their invite to the elite Project Gold group. Spencer Shaw earned fourth in the Men’s Halfpipe Open Class at USASA Nationals last spring and Perle finished second on the podium in the Youth Men Halfpipe category. Serena Shaw didn’t compete in USASA Nationals due to a pre-existing injury from the U.S. Open.
“This camp is a good motivator for our athletes,” Powers added. “It shows them the opportunities they can have as a member of the U.S. Team if they train and ride hard.”
Stratton Mountain School is a premier ski and snowboard academy located at the base of Stratton Mountain. The independent school serves students in grades 8-12 with a winter program for seventh graders. The SMS community of students, faculty, coaches and staff share the pursuit of academic and athletic excellence.