Seth Westcott Not Picked For Team USA
Maine's Seth Westcott is a two-time Olympic gold medalist but he will not get the chance to three-peat because USA officials will by-pass him for the snowboardcross team, choosing Nick Baumgartner instead.
The news is not surprising - not even to Westcott.
After tearing an ACL in his knee, Wescott has had little time to come back and compete for a spot on Team USA. He was hoping to finish well enough at the X Games in Aspen, Colorado Friday to show officials that he was healthy enough to be a so called "coaches discretionary pick". But Westcott never made it to the quarterfinals.
Westcott, who calls Sugarloaf in Maine his home, won gold medals in the 2006 Torino Games and the 2010 Vancouver Games.
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