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Berwick Middle School Student makes 2017-18 USA Luge National “D” Team

Lake Placid, NY- Berwick Area Middle School student Gavin Davis recently earned 1st place in the Blue Mountain Luge Challenge held here. As a result of his success, Gavin was then invited to an on-ice screening camp at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid.

 

Gavin’s efforts at the screening camp led to his recent selection to the 2017-18 USA LUGE National “D” Team. The team will train for about eight weeks, broken up into two sessions. Trainings will be conducted by the USA Luge Coaching Staff and will last about five hours daily. Two additional hours are set aside for school studies.

 

Gavin is a 5th grade student at Berwick Middle School. He is a Boy Scout, participates in SOAR (Students Overcome and Achieve through Running), Middle School Band, hockey and is a community volunteer.

 

Gavin continues the local traditional of success in the LUGE as Berwick native Jayson Terdiman completed in the most recent Winter Olympics in Sochi.