SRRC Athletes of the Week
“On fire”, on a roll”, “in the zone”, all great figures of speech intended to describe that unique state of mind that every SRRC athlete strives to tap into. As all of our team members are dedicated to achieving greatness, we wanted to highlight specific accomplishments of drive, confidence, calm, focus and athletic achievement.
Take a moment and help us celebrate our athletes and help us recognize their achievements while we encourage all to follow their journey. Let us congratulate Sam Reilly and Gareth Cockroftas as our SRRC Athletes of the Week.
Sam Reilly is our SRRC skier of the week. Sam attacked the slalom at the Eastern High School Championships and placed 7th, which lowered his USSA slalom points below 100. We are proud of you Sam!
Sam Reilly Facts
- Began Skiing at age of 2 1/2 and a half
- Senior at Severn School
- 3rd Year at SRRC
- Headed to University of Vermont
- Enjoys Sailboat Racing
Sam is the son of Mike and Catherine Reilly. He has an older sister Blair, who is 19 and a freshman in college. He has two yellow labs, Boomer, 11 and his young nephew Gus, 3. He started skiing at the age of 2 and a half. His favorite place to ski is Snowbird, UT.
Athletic & Intelligent
This is his 3rd year at SRRC, after moving over from Whitetail. He and his family live in Annapolis, MD. He is a senior at Severn School and enjoys economics and political science. He is headed to The University of Vermont in the fall where he will enroll in the Grossman School of Business.
Working Through Adversity
He enjoys sailboat racing in his leisure during the summer months. He dislocated his shoulder mid-February at a FIS race in MA, but decided to keep racing in order to finish out his last high school season. He goals are to enjoy being at school in VT and to race whenever he can during that time. And of course to see his family often!!
Gareth “Grizz” Cockroft is our SRRC snowboarder of the month. Gareth is looking forward to turning 18 soon and couldn’t be more excited. He is a snowboarder that is truly focused on his craft and enjoys competing.
Gareth “Grizz" Cockroft Facts
- Began Snowboarding in 5th Grade
- Joined SRRC in 7th Grade
- Senior at Hershey High School
- Enjoys Math, Music & Weightlifting
- Speaks Fluent Mandarin
He is the son of Kevin and Marilou Cockroft. Gareth lives in Hummelstown, PA. When it comes to siblings, he has an older sister, Samantha, who is (19). They have one dog named Cooper who is 8 and he is a handful. Gareth had the snowboarding bug bite him in early and began snowboarding in 5th grade.
Joined SRRC in 7th Grade
He decided to join SRRC in 7th grade. His favorite place to ride is Copper Mountain. He is a senior at Hershey High School. His favorite subject is math and also enjoys music and weightlifting. He spent his sophomore year of high school in China as an exchange student and speaks fluent Mandarin. He is matriculating at Stanford University in the fall. He hopes to pursue a career in International Business/Finance.
Well Rounded Athlete
“Grizz”, as he is called, embodies what it means to be an SRRC snowboard athlete. His riding speaks for itself. This reigning National Champion continues to excel every year. All of the snowboard coaches are proud to call this future Stanford student one of ours. Good Luck Grizz!