Petrie preparing for 3rd Special Olympics

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KILLINGTON — Bobby Petrie, of Brattleboro, will compete in his third consecutive Vermont Winter Special Olympics, March 17-19, at Pico Mountain Ski Resort.

As a sixth grader, "Boo" earned two gold medals and a silver medal in alpine skiing at the Vermont Winter Special Olympics in Woodstock. He followed that up with a first in Slalom, a second in Giant Slalom, and a second in Super G at last year's event.

The Brattleboro Area Middle School eighth grader is also succeeding in the classroom, having been named to the Honor Roll for the second quarter in February.

Petrie participates in Adaptive Sports at Mount Snow, which provides adaptive sports, recreational opportunities and educational experiences to the Mount Snow community and its visitors throughout the year. The program helps individuals with disabilities to develop skills and instill pride and confidence that enables them to demonstrate their strengths and capabilities.

The adopted son of David and Lauren Petrie, and brother to Noa, Jonah and Eliya, trains for three hours every Sunday morning at Mount Snow. His favorite trail is Beartrap.

Petrie, who has competed in the Intermediate division the past two years, will move up to Advanced Intermediate starting on Sunday at Pico Mountain.


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