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  • Head Coach:  John Kelly
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  • Assistant Coach Ryan Burch
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List of 5 news stories.

  • VA Hosts 2019 LR SB Championships

    John Kelly
    VA Hosted the 2019 Lakes region Snowboard Championships featuring a morning Slopestyle comp and an afternoon Giant Slalom race. Seven schools were in attendance including Dublin, New Hampton, White Mountain, Cardigan, Proctor, Tilton, and VA. In the slopestyle Lucy Saunders put a sweet run together to finish in 2nd place. On the boys side Samson Orlinsky was our top finisher in 5th, followed by Matt Bartelli in 7th, Mark Hansen in 11th, Lagan McAllister in 14th, and Aaron Brown in 17th. I the Giant slalom our top finisher was Matt Bartelli in 4th, Logan McAllister in 5th. Mark Hansen in 12th, and Aaron Brown in 25th. Thanks to all the riders for making this a fun, competitive finally of our season. The future of VA snowboarding is looking strong and I wish our 3 graduating seniors the best in their future endevours including a lifetime of shredding the pow.


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  • VA travels to Proctor for a Rail Jam

    John Kelly
    Proctor Academy hosted the penultimate event of our 18-19 Lakes Region Series. It was an action packed day as the LR alpine skiing championships were happening at the same venue. The VA boys team represented themselves well and emerged in 2nd place in the team scoring behind Holderness and ahead of 6 other LR schools. In 4th place was Samson Orlinsky '20 followed by Matt Bartelli '19 in 6th, Mark Hansen '19 in 12th, Logan McAllister '20 persevered through some hard falls to finish a respectable 13th. Aaron Brown '20 really stepped up his rail game on this day and finished in 23rd. I was very impressed by the hustle and commitment our riders displayed on a fairly advanced level of features. Next week we close out our competitive season by hosting the Lakes Region Snowboarding Championships at Okemo featuring a Giant Slalom race at 1030 AM and a Slopestyle event starting at 130 on Wednesday 2/27. Come out and witness the action.
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  • Cannon SB Slopestyle 2/6/19

    John Kelly
    We ventured to Northern New Hampshire for the 2nd slopestyle of the season. The VA Girls team finished 1st in team scoring and the boys were 3rd. Lucy Saunders '19 rebounded from a tough fall in her first run to make the most of her 2nd, and finish 2nd in the individual scoring. Kalaya Hudziec '22 rode well with her trademark easy style to finish in 3rd. On the boys side our top finisher was Samson Orlinsky '21, who had flashes of brilliance, but could not link those flashes in the same run. Samson was 10th. Next, was up and comer and birthday boy, Logan McAllister '20 in 12th place with 2 solid runs including a 50-50 grind to frontside board slide and solid indy grabs. 17th place was filled by Maurice Day "21. Maurice is building his confidence and style at a steady pace. In 22nd place. Matt Bartelli '19, started the comp with an impressive hand drag tail press, but could not complete either run without falls. Matt continues to push his riding in unique directions. Next week VA hosts the 2019 Lakes Region Snowboarding Championships at Okemo with a 10am Giant Slalom start on Wardance Trail and a 1pm Slopestyle start on Crazy Train park. We will close out our competitive season with a rail jam at Proctor on 2/20 and a scheduled boarder cross race at Ragged on 2/27. Come out and ride/ski. It is an epic winter!
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  • LR SS #1 at Crotched Mt

    John Kelly
    Our first freestyle competition this season was hosted by Dublin School at Crotched Mountain in Bennington, New Hampshire. The team was fired up to put their well practiced freestyle moves to the test, after 2 plus months of preparation. The course had two rail/grind box tiers and 2 jump tiers. The girls team, led by Lucy Saunders '19, rode to their first team win of the season, besting the other 5 girls teams in attendance. Lucy put a solid run together, using the more challenging line, to finish in 3rd. Kalaya Hudziec '22, rode confidently in her first slopestyle comp to finish in 4th. On the boys side our veterans were challenged to put clean runs together and our newer riders rose to the occasion in their first freestyle competitions. The boys finished 4th of the 9 schools at the event. Our top boys finisher was Matt Bartelli '19 in 16th, followed by Samson Orlinsky '20, in 17th, Logan McAllister '20 in 23rd, Mark Hansen '19 in 26th, Maurice Day '21, in 27th place, and Aaron Brown '20, in 32nd. It was great to see the team enjoying a beautiful winter day in the terrain park and showing the fruits of their labor. After winter long weekend we're headed to Cannon Mountain for a slopestyle hosted by White Mountain School on 2/6. 130 pm start. Come out and witness the action.
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  • Race #2 at Gunstock

    John Kelly
    Race two of the season was hosted by Holderness at Gunstock Mountain in Gilford, NH In the girls race Lucy Saunders continued her strong, consistent riding and finished in 4th with a 2 run time of 1:32:35. In the first race of her VA career Kalaya Hudziek put 2 solid runs together to in 1:37:00, and finish 6th. That placed our girls team in 3rd for the team scoring. On the boys side Maurice Day rode with intent to finish in 11th place with a time of 1:29:17. In 14th was Matt Bartelli followed closely by Logan McAllister 1n 15th. Mark Hansen improved from his last weeks result with a 25th place finish. Aaron Brown was participating in his first snowboard race ever and put 2 runs together for a 47th place result. Samson Orlinsky was in 10th after the first run but lost his edge on the 2nd gate of run 2, and failed to finish. The boys culminated for a 4th place team result, of the 8 teams participating. Next week we travel to Crotched Mountain in Bennington, New Hampshire for our first freestyle comp of the year.
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    2018 - 2019
    Head Coach: John Kelly

    The Vermont Academy snowboard team offers training up to six days per week throughout the winter, with optional training opportunities during the fall. In accordance with the athlete's desire and motivation, we provide the opportunity, guidance, and attention that improve both riding and competition skills. We have successfully trained and coached riders from the early stages of turning, jumping, and grinding, to the high school competition level and above to the National level. The team trains on campus at the ’77 Winter Sports Park and at Okemo Mountain in Ludlow.

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Vermont Academy is a coed college preparatory boarding and day school in southern Vermont, serving grades 9-12 plus a postgraduate year.