Posted: Mar 09, 2017
BEND, OREGON – UMaine Farmington's only snowboarder of the day took sixth place in the 2017 U.S. Collegiate Skiing and Snowboarding National Championships for the boardercross race.
The 2017 USCSA National Championships at Mt. Bachelor in Oregon held its Snowboard Cross event today under more challenging conditions that saw warm temperatures and bouts of heavy rain. Despite the treacherous Cross track UMF Freshmen Connor Dunn finished the time trials in 12th position of 89 riders with a time of 39.87 seconds. When the brackets were finalized with the top 32 riders advancing, Connor finished the 3rd heat in first advancing to the round of 16 where he advanced to the 10th heat and finished first again with some impressive riding. When the semi-finals round of 8 began Connor rode to a 3rd place finish to qualify for the small finals and skillfully rode to a 2nd place to give him a 6th place overall result.
The 6th place finish gained Connor a 2nd Team All-American status which coupled with his honors academic achievements culminated a terrific season and proved his hard work ethic and commitment to his studies.
Tomorrow Connor will compete in Snowboard Slopestyle and Sophomore Whitney LeMay will compete in Women's Snowboard Cross looking to better her 7th place finish last year.