Sam Wilkinson coach to Seamus O’Connor brief interview yesterday during practice on OlympicIRL
SEAMUS O’CONNOR – SNOWBOARD HALF PIPE & SLOPESTYLE
Seamus, at age 16, is creating quite a stir in the snowboarding world since he declared for Ireland and set his eyes on the Sochi Winter Olympic Games.
Seamus’s grandparents came from Drogheda and Dublin. His father Kevin grew up in England, and has spent the last 30 years in the US. Seamus was born there.
His mother Elena comes from Siberia, not too far from Sochi, so he will have some strong family support at the Games.
Seamus was raised in San Diego, California and the O’Connor family moved to Park City, Utah to avail of the snowboarding facilities in the region.
He was twice European Junior Half-Pipe champion at age 12 and is one of the hottest prospects in the stunning world of snowboarding.
Seamus already has some major sponsors behind him and is a full-time professional, training in Colorado.
Team Ireland village and performance clothing sponsored by New Balance