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 Anna Bernstein and Gabriella Gates as our SRRC Athletes of the Week.
Anna Bernstein is our snowboarder of the week. Anna began snowboarding in 2014. She joined SRRC in 2017 and competed in her first race January 2018. Coach Jeff says, "Anna continues to progress at every practice. Her enthusiasm for the sport spreads to others on the club. I'm excited for this young woman's future in snowboarding".
Anna Bernstein Facts
- Snowboarding since 2014
- Joined SRRC in 2017
- Attends Hampden Elementary
- Enjoys Science & Sound
- Musical In Her Soul
Anna is 11 years old. She lives in Mechanicsburg, PA with her parents, Richard and Elaine. She has 8 year old German Shephard rescue named Anya. She often snowboards with her cousins, Hayden and Caleb.
Science. Sound. Soccer
Anna is in the 5th grade at Hampden Elementary school. She enjoys science and serving as the sound technician for the school’s television station. Her outside interests include soccer and percussion.
She hopes to study engineering and music in college with the ultimate goal of being a professional musician or an engineer/designer for an electronic drum manufacturer.
Gabriella Gates is our skier of the week. Gabriella learned to cross block in training last week. Coach Diann says Gabriella is, ”working hard to learn new things.” Gabriella is 13 years old. She is a second year U14. She began skiing at age 5. She joined SRRC ate age 9. This is her fourth season on SRRC.
Gabriella Gates Facts
- Strong Family Support
- Attends Mechanicsburg Middle
- 99.5% Grade Point Average
- Enjoys Social Studies & Math
- Athlete To The Core
Gabriella lives in Mechanicsburg, PA with her parents, Matt and Elaine and her sister Alyssa. Her parents can often be seen helping out at races. Elaine can sometimes be seen with her camera, photographing racers as they come down the hill.
SRRC Family Affair
Alyssa is also on the SRRC team and skis at the U12 level. She has a 6 month old puppy named Ember. Gabriella is in the 8th grade at Mechanicsburg Middle School, where she maintains a near perfect 99.5% average.
Scholar & Athlete
She enjoys Social Studies and Math. Her other interests include running, working out, and mountain biking. She also loves to read.