William Massie, Alpine Snowboarder!
William Massie is a nationally ranked age group alpine snowboarder looking forward to success on the NorAm race circuit with hopes of becoming a JR World Cup team member and ultimately an Olympic contender. William maintains his training and competition schedule while attending his public high school in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania where he is a distinguished honors student.
William was born on December 1, 2000. He was born with a birth defect that left him with no vision in his left eye. But with 2 older brothers to keep up with, William just did things differently and sometimes better!
The Love For Snowboarding
While the rest of the family skied, William was always drawn to snowboarding. His first taste of snowboarding at Snowmass in Colorado in 2008. He joined the Ski Roundtop Race Club at Roundtop Mountain Resort in Lewisberry, Pennsylvania in 2009. He competed in his first USASA Nationals in 2011, finally reaching the podium at USASA Nationals in 2017 in Giant Slalom.
- 100% Dedicated to Improving
- 2018 USASA National Champion in SL
- Scholastic Student
- Motivated All Around
- and so much more...
At the 2018 USASA National Championships, William added two more podium finishes to his accomplishments. By taking gold in Slalom, he became a National Champion. And he added another bronze in GS. His focus and dedication to the sport of snowboarding has been lifelong. Since his early years on the snow, William learned to respect the craft and the competition.
Science In Snowboarding
William incorporates alpine snowboarding into his classwork. Over two years from 2013 - 2015, he completed a science fair project with Coach Neil Sunday that led to his project gaining an Office of Naval Research - U.S. Navy and Marine Corp award for research at the Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair. His award-winning project was Which Wax on a Snowboard Makes You Go Faster Given the Snow Conditions?
Hard Work Pays Off
William’s riding has been a story of progression! In 2016 and 2017, he was the Mid Atlantic region’s top qualifier in Slalom. He podiumed in Giant Slalom at USASA Nationals in 2017. He joined the NorAm tour in 2015 as soon as he turned 15. He was named a Reserve for the FIS Snowboarding Jr. World Cup Championships in The Czech Republic in 2017. And in June 2017 William was invited to attend US Ski and Snowboard’s Project Gold camp, a development program for the sport’s top ranked junior riders.
Still Striving For The Top
And in June 2017 William was invited to attend US Ski and Snowboard’s Project Gold camp, a development program for the sport’s top ranked junior riders. He looks forward to continued improvement and success in 2018 and beyond!