The Coolest New Sport

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Val Walls

Snowboarding is quickly gaining velocity as it slides into the spotlight. Snowboarding is a winter sport that people of all ages can participate in. WB’s team is comprised of 13 members, ranging from 9th to 12th grade. Its first year at West Bloomfield High School (WBHS) is, thus far, a success.  Chesney Lambert, a sophomore at the International Academy, explained the process of competing in this frigid sport. She said, “We start up at the top of a really icy hill at these gates that are set by levers. You draw a straw, pick which gate you want, then wait for them to drop.” Chesney has been snowboarding with her sisters (Gabby and McKenna Lambert, sophomores at WB) for ten years. Not everyone has to be this experienced, though. Snowboarding is fun, even for people who aren’t very good. Chesney also noted the less serious aspects of a competition: “Everyone goes down on the first turn, but after that you just go around flags and over hills and try to avoid being hit by people.” Everyone should consider joining snowboarding. It’s a fantastic opportunity to try new things, make friends, and have some of the best times of your life.