Dynastar Snowboard announces that Seth Wescott, a premiere member of the USA Snowboard “A” team has signed an agreement to ride on Dynastar through the 2006 season. The agreement extends through the 2006 Winter Olympic Games taking place in Torino, Italy. Wescott, who competes in Boardercross for the US team has been a standout performer in World Cup, World Championship, X-GAMES and USA National Championship events. Wescott is currently preparing for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games, where Boardercross will make its debut in Olympic competition.
Wescott’s decision to ride for Dynastar was inspired by discussions with one of his biggest competitors, three-time World Boardercross Champion, Xavier Delerue, from France. Delerue has been riding on Dynastar and working closely with the company’s design team to develop freeride and race boards for World Cup and Olympic competition. Last winter, having witnessed Delerue’s success on Dynastar Snowboards firsthand, Wescott approached the French rider to learn more about the Dynastar Snowboard product, specifically Xavier’s pro model, the board Delerue rode exclusively in World Cup and Freeride competitions last season. Wescott commented: “I was very impressed by the performance of Dynastar’s snowboard product and what Xavier had to say about the company’s dedication to the freeride category. While the rest of the snowboard-manufacturing world seems to be chasing a brand image of urban chaos, skulls and violence, Dynastar has remained loyal to its big mountain roots. They’re building product that performs in the most demanding terrain and conditions. It’s no secret that Dynastar is building some of the best all-mountain performance boards and that they are making some of the world’s fastest base materials for both alpine and snowboard race product.”
Commenting on Wescott’s decision to ride on Dynastar product, Marketing Director Yann Laphin stated, “We are extremely excited to have Seth join the Dynastar Snowboard team. He brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to our brand. He’s a big event rider for whom we have the utmost respect. He’s already brought some great ideas to the table related to product design, marketing and freeride product. We are very fortunate to count Seth as a member of our team.”
When not traveling around the globe racing on the World Cup tour, training, big mountain freeriding or working on film projects, Wescott lives in Kingfield, Maine. Wescott’s home is near the Sugarloaf Mountain Resort where he grew up and trained as a student at the Carabassett Valley Academy. Wescott’s hobbies include skateboarding, surfing, mountain biking and white water kayaking. In the tradition of a true Maine woodsman, Wescott spends time in the off-season logging a twenty-acre piece of property that he owns at the base Sugarloaf, where he hopes to eventually build his home.