The Gene Gillis Award - Snowboard

Caleb Dhawornvej

The Gene Gillis Award

For Outstanding Athletics

Caleb Dhawornvej

Caleb Dhawornjev came into the season with one goal… push himself as far as he could go.  And to that goal, he did not disappoint. With strong performances across the board, Caleb made finals at NorAms and took first at the Park City Futures Tour.  

Congratulations Caleb!


Gene Gillis Award For Outstanding Athletics
This award is presented to 1 athlete in each discipline for outstanding results. Gene Gillis was an Olympian and a founder of the Copper Mountain Race Team back in the 1970s. In 1980, along with Mark Jones, Corky McDonald, and Fred Turner, Gene started the Summit Race Team, which provided full-time Alpine ski training for the first time in Summit.  His wife Ina passed away in March 2019.  Until her death, she lived in their house, which is now surrounded by development in the River Run Village at Keystone.

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