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Silverman ’19 Wins USCSA Gold

William “Myles” Silverman ’19 soared into first place in both the snowboard slalom and the giant slalom at the Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) National Championship, earning first team All American honors in both events. The national competition featured 527 of the best collegiate athletes in contests held at Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid, N.Y., in March.

“I was super stoked to see all my hard work pay off,” says Silverman, an economics major. “To be able to claim first place in both of my events and stand on the podium, even though I was coming back from an injury, just shows what I’m capable of.”

In individual performances in the Alpine Men’s Snowboard competition, Silverman finished first in both the giant slalom and slalom, vying against more than 50 competitors. In the men’s slalom, Silverman finished with a combined time of 51.25 seconds, and in the giant slalom with a combined time of 1:36:66 – more than five seconds faster than the second-place competitor.

This year, Silverman has set his sights on competing in the World University Games in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, and later hopes to qualify for a seat on the U.S. Olympic Team for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.


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