A 2012 graduate of Green Mountain Valley School, Brian McLaughlin turned his time with the top Vermont club into a slot on the U.S. Development Team before graduating from high school. While he kicks out of the gate in pretty much every discipline, his results tend to indicate that he's got the need for speed.
During the 2013 season, McLaughlin upgraded his NorAm performance resume to include a pair of downhill top 10s as well as some impressive results in super G early in the season. The finishes boosted him up to the C Team with the promise of starting his first Europa Cup races during the 2014 season.
On skis at two and steadily improving each year since, McLaughlin did a couple of big things in 2011: he qualified for his first U.S. Championships and then landed a spot on the U.S. Development Team. During a trip to Aspen for the U.S. downhill title race, he packed in a heavy schedule of five NorAm races in five days and brought home his first NorAm top 20 in a super G. The face time with U.S. coaches prompted an invitation to the Development Team tryout camp that spring, where McLaughlin snagged a spot on the squad.
OFF THE SNOW
For McLaughlin it's all about the ball sports – baseball, football and golf – which he plays all summer in Vermont. He also loves traveling and exploring. "Life is just a journey that is about chasing the things you love."
- Dartmouth College
- Years on Team: 1
Two NorAm DH top 10's, 2013
3rd, DH, Aspen, Colo., U.S. Championships – Junior, 2012
1st, GS, Cerro Castor, ARG – South American Cup, 2012