It has been an era of firsts for Salisbury Winter Sports Association’s own Seth Gardner, fresh from his return from Steamboat Springs, Colorado where he competed in this year’s Junior Nationals.
Seth is the first member of Team SWSA to jump off our 70 meter hill in many years. He also made the Junior National team four consecutive years and competed in the annual Junior National competition three times ( the fourth was COVID canceled).
At Steamboat, Seth came in 7th in the team category and jumped a personal best 58.5 meters in a field that included some of the best junior jumpers in the country.
Earlier this winter Seth ( far left in the picture) helped out with coaching duties for the junior jumping program, continuing a teaching tradition that dates back to the beginning of ski jumping in Salisbury.
We at SWSA are very proud of Seth’s accomplishments, and he certainly serves as a role model for our other junior jumpers who are coming along.