WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2013/2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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"I just made little mistakes that kept me out of the finals." Rosencranz started snowboarding when he was five years old, began competing when he was six, and won a national championship when he was in the eighth grade. The win S Rosencranz wants to perform better this winter at the Junior World Championships. But ultimately, he's aiming to race in the Olympics in 2018 or 2022. "It's always been my dream," he says. "When you look at third grade homework – what do you want to be when you grow up – it was always, I want to be an Olympic snowboarder." Rosencranz notes that snowboarders typically peak in their late twenties. "There's so much for me to learn in these next couple of years," he says. helped him convince his parents to let him enroll in a private school where he could snowboard every afternoon. He now trains in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, along with most of the top snowboarders in the country. Taking the sport seriously doesn't mean he's stopped having fun, though. "There's definitely times when I get very frustrated with how I'm riding, because I know I want to be riding better," Rosencranz says. "But at that point, you just have to take a step back and realize the only reason we're training for all this is because we love the sport. The better I get, the more fun it keeps getting." 141 w i n t e r 2 0 1 3 / 2 0 1 4 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e S

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