January 10

In Olympic qualifying race, Maine’s Wescott fails to make snowboard cross finals

Alex Tuttle advances to Saturday’s finals, while Wescott gets another chance on Sunday.

From Staff Reports

Seth Wescott, the two-time defending Olympic gold medal winner in snowboard cross, failed to make the finals of his first Olympic qualifying race since he injured his left knee last April, but he was very close.

click image to enlarge

Seth Wescott, left, and Alex Tuttle, hope to win Olympic spots.

Press Herald File Photo/John Ewing

Related headlines

Wescott, from Carrabassett Valley, missed the first two Olympic qualifying events as he rehabilitated his reconstructed left knee. Friday, in a World Cup race at Vallnord-Arcalis in Andorra, he came up just short of making the finals. He made two runs, with his best time being 1:13.15 on his first run. The last qualifying time was 1:13.13.

Alex Tuttle of Stratton advanced to the finals of the event, which will be held Saturday, with a first-run time of 1:12.12. He will be in a group that includes fellow American Trevor Jacob. The racing begins at 7:30 a.m.

Wescott’s next chance to earn a berth on the U.S. team will come Sunday, also at Vallnord-Arcalis.

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors




Further Discussion

Here at PressHerald.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)


 

Blogs

More PPH Blogs

2014 Boston Marathon

 

High School Football 2013

Fall sports photos