Myles Silverman ’19 became a four-time national champion at the 2019 United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) National Championships in March. He traveled to Jackson Hole, Wyoming and successfully defended his slalom and giant slalom snowboarding national championships.
Silverman took first place in both the giant slalom and the slalom. He defeated his opponents by large margins, winning the slalom by almost 10 seconds and claiming first place by over 14 seconds in giant slalom. Silverman earned first team All-American honors for his finishes, the third and fourth All-American accolades in his career.
“Defending the titles was definitely a huge weight off my shoulders,” says Silverman. “Some of my family came out so I felt some pressure, but once I won the second one I felt as though I could finally relax a bit and focus myself toward the 2020 season.”
As national champion, Silverman was recently honored as one of the “Faces in the Crowd” in the April 4 issue of Sports Illustrated for his back-to-back titles.
Silverman joined the U.S. Snowboard Team in 2015 and ranked among the top three male snowboarders under 20 at the FIS Junior World Championship in Yabuli, China. In 2016, he competed at the Junior Worlds in Rogla, Slovenia, and in 2017, he represented the U.S. and HWS at the World University games in Kazakhstan and the junior worlds in Klinovec, Czech Republic. This year, he advanced to the finals at the World University Games in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on March 5-6 in both the parallel slalom and the parallel giant slalom, finishing 11th and 14th respectively.
Silverman was named to the U.S. Snowboard Racing Team in the summer of 2015, shortly before starting college at HWS. He ranked in the top three U.S. men under 20 and represented the United States at the FIS Junior World Championships in Yabuli, China.
His achievement was also recognized in his hometown of Brunswick, Maine where his journey and goals for snowboarding were featured on the local television station News Center Maine. The Forecaster also profiled Silverman’s success in a piece titled “Brunswick Snowboarder Eyes 2022 Olympic Games.”