A 14-year-old Gilman snowboarder won silver and bronze medals in the United States of America Snowboard Association National Championships this month.

Ethan Coherd finished second in the parallel slalom and third in the parallel giant slalom at the snowboarding championship in Copper Mountain, Colo. His twin brother, Christian, finished 14th in slalom and 15th in giant slalom.

Both train with the Ski Roundtop Racing Club in Lewisberry, Pa., and qualified for the national championships after strong regional performances.

Ethan has been snowboarding since he was 4 years old, while Christian has skiied since he was 4 years old and has been a snowboarder for three years.


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Both are recipients of the Chuck Allen Scholarship from USASA, given to promising youth with strong academic and athletic skills.

The pair will attend an alpine racing camp in Canada over the summer and plan to compete in the NorAm series to qualify for the Junior World Cup Championship after turning 15 on Dec. 10.

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