Wescott isn't ready yet

29 November 2013 09:24
Seth Wescott won't be able to compete at Montafon
Seth Wescott won't be able to compete at Montafon -
FIS/Oliver Kraus

Just a few days before the FIS snowboard cross World Cup kicks off at Montafon, Austria, Dec. 6 thru 8, two-time Olympic Gold medallist Seth Wescott has announced that he won't compete in the season's opener although he will watch his team at site and cross fingers for a good result.

The US team veteran from Carrabassett Valley, Maine, who just came back from a knee injury (ACL) suffered riding in Alaska last spring, is currently preparing with the whole roster at the Sölden glaciers.

However, he thinks that starting next week would come too early.

“It's about being patient and riding everyday till I feel I'm really ready,” said the 37-year old snowboard pro.

As a result, Wescott seems to also miss the North America stop of the World Cup tour, when the international contest series guests at Lake Louise from Dec. 20 to 21.

“I will go to Lake Louise as well but I am guessing I won't race till Andorra. There is no need to rush, and every extra week right now makes me stronger and more ready.”