Congratulations to Mad River Glen Freeskiing Team member Jordan Conrad and Smugglers’ Notch coach Teo Campbell for being honored as co-winners of the prestigious Flyin' Ryan Award. This award is presented annually to two athletes who demonstrate the positive attitude, camaraderie and genuine love for the sport of freeride skiing and snowboarding that were exemplified by Ryan Hawks.

Award recipients are selected from the entire regional pool of male and female athletes by a popular vote of coaches and event staff. Jordan Conrad is from Newtown, CT, and goes to Newtown High School. He’s an IFSA junior competitor in the 12-14 age category from the Mad River Glen Freeskiing Team.

Core values matter – these three words are the mantra for the Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation. The 14 Core Principles for Living, as written down by Ryan Hawks before his death, provided him with a compass to guide his decision making, whether in sports, school, relationships or other aspects of daily living. People with an established, self-composed set of core values have a touchstone, a reference point for making decisions, big and small. For more information on the Flyin Ryan Foundation go to