The Killington Mountain School (KMS) Snowboard Team made some serious moves this past weekend at the USASA Southern Vermont Series event. KMS is a fully approved Vermont independent school whose mission is to inspire students to pursue excellence in academics and athletics in a culture that promotes integrity, leadership, responsibility, and respect. They’ve obviously been doing a lot of things right for their students, as the team managed to snag multiple podium spots in a variety of age categories.
KMS eighth grader Nikki Sardelli, of Killington, continued her undefeated Southern Vermont Series season with wins in both slalom and giant slalom for the Breaker Girls (12-13). Sardelli also claimed top honors in both events at the first Southern Vermont Series event a week ago.
“It was a great weekend with blue skies and despite the sub-zero morning temperatures, the snowboard student-athletes came out in force for the event,” said KMS Snowboard Program Director KC Gandee. “Logan put down the third-fastest time overall in GS of all age groups and our KMS BOOST student-athlete Sophie Anderson took first in GS and second in slalom in her first day of alpine racing ever. The snowboard team is definitely on a roll!”
KMS sophomore Kamran Gossieaux, 16, of Andover, Mass, took home his first-ever gold medal in the Southern Vermont Series, taking first in the giant slalom and second in the slalom in Junior Boys (16-17).
In addition to his third fastest time overall, KMS sophomore Logan Farmer, of Randolph, took second in both slalom and giant slalom. His brother, Ethan, 10, scored a second-place finish in GS and a fourth in slalom for Menehune Boys (10-11).
To learn more about alpine, snowboard, freestyle, freeskiing, and cycling training and opportunities, visit www.killingtonmountainschool.org or call 802.422.KMS1.