Lindelof brothers race to Alpine ski medals
Swanville — The ski racing Lindelof brothers of Swanville are at it again — namely, finding success on the slopes.
Lake Lindelof, 10, and Jett Lindelof, 8, the sons of Jeff and Tracey Lindelof, brought home Alpine ski racing medals again this season, including four recent medals — three gold and a bronze — from the Plum Creek Timber Classic Alpine Ski Race Feb. 23 at Big Squaw Mountain in Greenville.
The brothers raced on slalom and giant slalom courses, with Lake taking two golds, one in each event, and Jett earning a gold in slalom and bronze in the giant slalom.
The siblings also raced at the Chip Cochrane Invitational Race Jan. 26 at Hermon Mountain and Big Rock Mountain’s Winterfest Race March 9 in Mars Hill, with podium standings at both events.
The Lindelofs have skied six years, been part of the Penobscot Valley Alpine ski team three years and train at Hermon Mountain, where they learned to ski.
Besides Alpine ski racing, the brothers enjoy Nordic skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and also are avid snowboarders and swimmers.
They raced at the Sugarloaf Banked Slalom, a two-day snowboard race-event with two-time Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott March 15-16. They also were first-year team members of the Waldo County YMCA Bluefish swim team, competing in four home meets as well as the state team championships March 1-2 in Orono.
The brothers are third- and fourth-year elementary students at Cornerspring Montessori School in Belfast.
When they are not on the snow or in school, they enjoy hiking, fishing, gardening and playing ukuleles.
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Ken Waltz has been member of the media 30 years and has received hundreds of Maine Press Association and New England Press Association awards for his writing, photography and page design. He studied journalism at the University of Maine in Orono. He lives in South Thomaston with his wife, Sarah. The couple has an adult son, Brandon.
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