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Seth Wescott turns sights toward 2018

Posted by Dan Egan  January 31, 2014 01:21 PM

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Seth Wescott loves to snowboard. The two-time Olympic gold medalist from Maine has dedicated his life to the endless winter. His passion for the sport is captured every season by the Warren Miller film crew, usually in places like Japan and Alaska.

Last season, on a dream trip for Warren's new movie, "Ticket to Ride," Wescott crashed on a steep face and blew out his knee when he tumbled down the slope. That is the day his comeback began for 2018 Winter Olympics.

"I knew coming into this fall I was strong, but not in the same shape I would normally be in for the Olympics," said Wescott, who failed to qualify for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. "Making it to Sochi was a long shot, but 2018, I'll be ready."

Wescott's accomplishments speak for themselves – 2 Olympic gold medals, 9 X-Games medals, 4 World Championship medals, and 3 national championships. And like most athletes, he has had his share of injuries, including a 2012 shoulder injury that sidelined him for that season and the 2013 knee injury that has now kept him out of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

For now he has set his sights on the 2014/15 World Cup season and the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. His comeback plan is to snowboard deep snow around the globe, surf when possible, golf and stay healthy.

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