7 year-old Wesley traveled from his home in the Midwest, to Colorado, and took 2nd place Nationally in Boardercross and 3rd Place Nationally in Slopestyle, in the Spring of 2014. Most surprising was his Boardercross finish… Wes is a freestyle rider and uses a freestyle board to race. He entered Boardercross for fun and ended up with a silver medal! He even bested the gold medalist in the semifinal, but ultimately lost by tenths of a second in the final! It was an exciting race.
In the days leading up to Slopestyle, Wesley practiced only the big jump line… when the event started, they closed off the big jump line and told him he had to compete on the smaller course because of his age. He was upset that he couldn’t do the big air jumps, and had to compete on a course he had never practiced… but he was really happy to earn a bronze medal!
Also in Colorado, Wesley got to ride barn rails in his friend Red’s backyard, ride with pros Blake Axelson and Redmond Gerard, and hang out on the mountain with his riding buddy Korey (they’ve snowboarded and skated together since they were toddlers).