Down East 2013 ©
In a come-from-behind thriller, Farmington native and Carrabassett Valley Academy alum Seth Wescott, 33, captured the gold in the men’s snowboardcross competition this week at the Vancouver games. The Portland Press Herald got the reaction of another Maine gold medalist, Joan Benoit Samuelson, at Sugarloaf this week: “I think everyone, no matter what their discipline or passion in life, could take a huge lesson away from the way he came back and won the gold. He certainly did his state, his sport, and his friends and family very proud. I'm just thrilled for him.” We second that emotion!