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Gilman twins not letting obstacles dampen pursuit of Olympic snowboarding dreams

Gilman twins not letting obstacles dampen pursuit of Olympic snowboarding dreams

From November through March, Ethan and Christian Coherd and their mom, Krystal Lucado,  make the 1 1/2-hour drive from Baltimore to Roundtop Mountain Resort in Lewisberry, Pa., five days a week to train in parallel giant slalom (PGS) and parallel slalom (PSL) snowboard racing with the Ski Roundtop Race Club.

The twins estimate that they spend more than 40 hours a week training in addition to their workload at Gilman, where they are equally passionate about excelling at their academics.

But their sport was defunded by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association in 2010. Justin Reiter, the only racer who represented the United States in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia,...

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