Olympian Seth Wescott, who calls Maine’s Carrabassett Valley home, won his second Olympic Snowboardcross gold medal yesterday; he’d won the inaugural Olympic event in 2006. Seth is a western Maine mountain’s guy, his heart’s here and his home’s here, and he’s never forgotten his roots here. He’s an owner of The Rack, the restaurant and bar on Sugarloaf’s access road, which celebrated big time last night. There’s already a good display of Seth’s Olympic and other memorabilia on display, but that’ll probably grow when he returns from Vancouver. And, by the way, The Rack is one of the best places to catch him; either that or on the hill.
If you want to know a bit more about Seth, here are two articles worth a read.
Peggy Shinn, official blogger for the U.S. Team, talked with Seth after his win yesterday.
Rebecca Falzano interviewed Seth for Maine Home & Design‘s Jan.-Feb. issue.