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Snowboarding Team Finishes Second

By George Gluck


This past Saturday, the MIT Snowboarding Team turned in a strong performance in a regional, collegiate-level competition at Mt. Snow, Vermont, finishing second overall.

Despite being injured, Michael J. Harvey ’04 put together an impressive performance and finished second overall.

MIT took second place out of 20 schools in the competition with 67 points, finishing just six points behind WPI. Babson took third with 58, and Fairfield University finished fourth with 45.

The first event was the giant slalom, with Harvey taking third and Claudio Cairoli G taking fifth. Steve Caldwell of WPI took first place. Point totals after the first round were WPI 37, MIT 34, Babson 27, and Fairfield 20.

Harvey takes second in boarder-x

The second event, boarder cross, was run in the afternoon. This fast-paced event consists of a course containing rollers, banked-turns, big dips, and jumps. Heats of four run the course simultaneously and contact is permitted, as the course is only about 10 feet wide. The top two finishers in each heat advance.

Harvey placed second and Ryan M. Wagar ’03 placed seventh. George S. Gluck ’02 finished 12th, Cairoli placed 13th, and Luis K. Abrishamian-Garcia ’04 took 14th.

The Snowboarding Team will participate in a national competition sponsored by the US Collegiate Snowsports Association at Waterville Valley, New Hampshire in two weeks, where over 20 schools will be represented.