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Wescott Has No Regrets After Backcountry Injury
02/06/2014 10:50 AM ET  

Snowboardcross Olympic gold medal winner Seth Wescott says he doesn't regret a backcountry outing in Alaska during which he suffered injuries that ended his Sochi aspirations.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ An injury to Seth Wescott last spring effectively ended his hopes of an Olympic three-peat in the snowboardcross. But the Maine resident says he has no regrets about the backcountry outing in Alaska in which he tore his ACL and broke a bone.

The 37-year-old snowboarder says he intends to continue his Alaska tradition this spring.

He says the backcountry outings help him to recharge and maintain enthusiasm for the sport.

Wescott has won two straight snowboardcross gold medals.

Instead of going to Sochi, Wescott will complete in the last major event of his season this weekend at the Legendary Mount Baker Banked Slalom in Washington.

The U.S. hopes for a medal in the men's snowboardcross will rest with team members Nate Holland, Alex Deibold, Trevor Jacob and Nick Baumgartner.



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