Silverman, who is a member of the U.S. Snowboard Racing Team (USSRT) and currently on approved leave from HWS, competed in the parallel slalom and parallel giant slalom at the 2017 championships, which began Saturday, Feb. 18 and continued through Feb. 22.
An Olympic hopeful, Silverman says he is “proud to represent Hobart” and grateful for the support and guidance he has received from Hobart First-Year Dean David Mapstone ’93 and Hobart Athletic Director Mike Hanna ’68, P’99.
Silverman has been snowboarding since elementary school, competing in and winning his first national championship for his age group in fifth grade. He has since won five more national championships and in 2015 was selected to compete on the U.S. Snowboard Racing Team, one of only nine members chosen for the 2015-16 men’s team. That year, he was one of three men to represent the United States at the FIS Junior World Championship in Yabuli, China.
“Making the U.S. team is huge for me. I’m excited and honored to be part of such a great group of people, and it’s a privilege to have the opportunity to follow my passion, pursue my dreams and strive for excellence,” Silverman says.
The 2017 junior world championship came on the heels of the World University Games in Kazakhstan, where Silverman advanced to the finals.
A native of Brunswick, Me., Silverman was recently profiled on the Portland-area news station WCSH.