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Sugarloaf welcomes Seth Wescott Saturday

Posted by Hilary Nangle  March 3, 2010 09:52 AM

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Olympic two-time gold medalist Seth Wescott will return to a hero's welcome at his home area, Sugarloaf, Maine, on Saturday, March 6. Wescott's Homecoming Celebration kicks off at 1 p.m., with congratulations from Maine Gov. John Baldacci, but the shindig really gets rolling around 1:30 when Wescott will make a special entrance, details of which aren't being revealed.

Seth will address the crowd, then sign autographs in the base lodge from 2-4 p.m. Special commemorative posters will be available. That event is expected to be especially kid-centric, but afterwards, adults rule at the Toast to Seth in the Widowmaker Lounge.

The event is the kickoff to to VISA Seth Wescott Ride With Me Tour, during which the snowboard phenom will travel across America sharing his passion. It's also one more reason to get to the 'loaf this weekend. The conditions are phenomenal, thanks to more than five feet of fresh snow within the last week. Expect crowds, but it'll be worth it.

Just in case you've had your head in the snow, Maine native Seth Wescott is one of the most accomplished and decorated athletes in snowboarding history. He's an 11-year US Snowboarding Team Veteran, 8-time X-Games medalist, former World and US Champion, and holds the only two Olympic Gold Medals ever awarded in the sport of snowboardcross.

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