SRRC Athlete 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 athlete and help us recognize their achievements while we encourage all to follow their journey. Let us congratulate Duncan Bedell and Drew Giles as our SRRC Athletes of the Week.
Duncan Bedell is our Skier of the Week. Duncan had a great weekend, winning both PA Cup 1 and 2 at Seven Springs on January 13 and 14. In preseason racing, he placed 3rd in the slalom at Gore and 4th in the slalom at Holimont.
Duncan Bedell Facts
- Began Skiing at 2 Years Old
- 5th Season in SRRC
- Attends CV High School
- Plans To Travel Abroad
- Serious About Racing
He lives in Boiling Springs, PA with his parents, coaches Bruce and Heather Bedell, and younger brother Griffin, who can often been seen tearing up the slopes at Roundtop. Duncan has a dog names Frisco. Duncan began skiing at age 2. His racing career at SRRC began at age 11. He is currently 16 years old.
He is an 11th grader and Cumberland Valley High School. His favorite subjects are History, Meteorology, and Entrepreneurship. When not skiing, he enjoys ultimate Frisbee, video games, and hanging out with his friends. His post-graduation plans include possibly spending a gap year in Austria before pursuing college in Germany or the Western US.
Duncan became passionate about skiing after seeing the biographical movie McConkey about the late, great Shane McConkey. He became serious about racing to help become a good freeskier. SRRC congratulates Duncan on his excellent results.
Drew “Dingo” Giles-Manor is the Snowboarder of the Week. Coach Jeff Carr says, “The Dingo has a great passion for snowboarding and is a great teammate to all SRRC athletes. It has been a pleasure coaching him.”
Drew "Dingo" Giles Facts
- Coolest Nickname Around
- 3rd Season in SRRC
- Attends Good Hope Middle School
- Plans To Ski In Australia
- All Around Athlete
Drew is 12 years old. He only began snowboarding in 2015. He joined SRRC in 2016. His parents are Sara and Deane. He is the youngest of four children. His siblings are Chloe, Dylan, and Ciel. He lives in Mechanicsburg, PA and attends Good Hope Middle School. He is in the 7th grade.
From Down Under
His favorite school subjects are Gym and Science. As his nickname implies, he is from Australia. He lived in Sydney before moving to Pennsylvania. Unfortunately for SRRC, Drew is returning to Melbourne next month. Lucky Drew will get to have two winters in 2018.
An Australian Athlete
When not snowboarding, Drew enjoys many sports. In Australia, he is planning to play Australian football, rugby, and possibly cricket. He intends to take the skills he learned at Roundtop and continue to race snowboards in Australia. SRRC wishes The Dingo a fond farewell. He will be missed.