Our good friend Claude Gilbert (age 14) won three gold medals at the 2009 U.S. Short Track Speedskating Nationals. Way to go Claude, we couldn't be more excited and proud. Claude's father Fred Gilbert wrote to us from the March 15th races: "All the hard work & dedication has delivered fruit for Claude: Gold medal in the 777m., 1000m., & 1500m. The 1500 was a tough one. It was won by .001 of a second. New records in the 777 & 1500. With a fall in the 500, and it all adds up to overall champion for 2009 Short Track Nationals in the Juvenile division."