Olympian Wescott feted in return home to Maine
Maine’s only two-time Olympic gold medalist made a triumphant
return to Sugarloaf, riding his snowboard down a hill accompanied
by dozens of kids on Saturday.
Seth Wescott won his first gold medal gold four years ago in the
inaugural snowboard cross during the Turin Olympics. He wasn’t
favored to win in Vancouver, but came from behind to collect
another gold medal.
Gov. John Baldacci, who joined in festivities, said Wescott has
been a role model and embodies Maine’s values of hard work. He
describes Wescott as an “unassuming, down-to-earth, dedicated and
Wescott grew up 30 miles down the road from Sugarloaf in
Farmington. He owns a restaurant near the ski resort.