The list of accomplishments for this two-time Olympic gold medalist speaks for itself. In 2006 Wescott solidified his spot in snowboardcross history when he became the first man to win Olympic gold in his sport. He repeated the feat in 2010, laying claim to back-to-back Olympic gold medals. Wescott missed the 2014 Sochi Games due to a knee injury, but has his sights set on PyeongChang in 2018.
Much more than just a snowboardcross racer, Wescott is an all-around rider (he was a member of the U.S. halfpipe team before switching his focus) who is on a constant quest for first descents on big mountains. Annual spring trips to Alaska's Chugach Mountains, adventures to the Himalayas and southern hemisphere as well as trips to the shores of Costa Rica keep life in perspective.
On skis by the age of 8, Seth raced for a couple of seasons before getting bored. At 10, he started riding and his skis still sit in his mom's barn where he left them 20 years ago. For a while he split his time between pipe and SBX training, but when he got word that SBX was going to get an Olympic nod, he went nearly full-time to running the mountain fast.
OFF THE SNOW
When he’s not competing or training, Wescott can be found on the golf course, traveling for surf or powder or keeping busy at home landscaping. He's a business partner at The Rack BBQ, a restaurant in Sugarloaf, ME. He also can be found working on projects with Sugarloaf "to help future generations of CVAers get ready to chase after their dreams.”
- Carrabassett Valley Academy
- Western State College
- Years on Team: 8
Teams: 2010, 2006
Gold, SBX, Vancouver, 2010
Gold, SBX, Torino, 2006
Gold, UltraCross, Aspen, CO, 2002
Silver, SBX, Aspen, CO, 2010
Silver, SBX, Aspen, CO, 2005
Silver, SBX, Aspen, CO, 2004
Silver, SBX, Aspen, CO, 2002
Silver, UltraCross, Aspen, CO, 2003
Bronze, SBX, Aspen, CO, 2007
Bronze, SBX, Aspen, CO, 2001
Bronze, SBX, Aspen, CO, 1998
FIS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Teams: 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011
Gold, SBX, Whistler, CAN, 2005
Silver, SBX, La Molina, SPA, 2011
Silver, SBX, Arosa, SUI, 2007
Silver, SBX, Kreischberg, AUT, 2003
FIS WORLD CUP
81 World Cup starts, ten podiums and three wins since 2000.
2008: 1st Visa Snowboardcross Championship Series
Three-time national champion
Five-career Grand Prix podiums
Two-time Mount Baker Legendary Banked Slalom winner