It is with great pride that we recognise the outstanding achievements of Old Melburnians Cam Bolton (OM 2008), Seve De Campo (OM 2016) and Louis Muhlen-Schulte (OM 2016) who represented Australia at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics earlier this year.
Triple Olympian Cam Bolton is one of Australia’s finest snowboarders with two world championships to his name as well as an impressive array of results over the past 17 years.
He was the most successful Australian male snowboarder at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, reaching the quarter finals of the individual snowboard cross event after leading from tape-to-tape in his round-of-32 heat. Ultimately, he placed 13th in the event.
Cam won his leg of the quarter finals in the mixed snowboard cross event but, unfortunately, his teammate Belle Brockhoff crashed out, ending their chances for a medal.
Cam had previously reached the semi-finals in Boardcross at Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics where he ultimately placed 11th overall. He placed fourth in Boardcross the Small Final during his second Olympic appearance at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics finishing tenth overall. Cam competed in this race after a crash in the semi-final resulted in a broken wrist.
Cam’s talent was evident while he was a student at Melbourne Grammar School. He claimed both state and national snowboarding championships, representing the School with distinction on many occasions.
He has returned to the School numerous times speaking at Assembly and supporting members of the snowsports team, with great appreciation from staff and students alike.
Seve de Campo
Olympic debutant Seve de Campo has been competing in Junior and U23 cross country skiing events at an international level since 2015. He made an impressive debut at the senior World Championships last year, finishing 17th in the team sprint. Seve was also runner-up in the 2021 Australia/New Zealand Cup.
Winning state and national cross country skiing championships during his time at Melbourne Grammar School, we were delighted to see that Seve’s prowess in the sport take him to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
Seve had a hefty cross country skiing schedule at the event:
- Men’s 15km + 15km Skiathlon, finishing #62
- Men’s 15km Classic, finishing #72
- Men’s 50km Mass Start Free, finishing #51
- Men’s Sprint Free, finishing #63
- Men’s Team Sprint Classic, #22
Seve was Captain of Snowsports in 2016, leading the team to the state championship and second place at national level.
He was also one of our most celebrated students. Seve was Vice-Captain of the School in 2016, and was awarded the Sir Brian Hone Medal, the School’s highest honour, that year. The Medal is presented to students who have performed at an exceptional standard in a particular field of endeavour. Seve was awarded the Medal based on his outstanding contribution to the School’s snowsports program, and also in acknowledgment of his strong academic and leadership capabilities.
Louis Muhlen-Schulte specialises in the Slalom and Giant Slalom, and he made his Olympic debut in these events at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
His proficiency in alpine skiing was evident early on. Louis placed fifth in his first International Ski Federation (FIS) event (Men’s Slalom) in 2014 aged 16 years. Since then, Louis has had a slew of podium and top ten finishes across multiple FIS and University events.
Louis placed 23rd in the Giant Slalom but did not finish the Men’s Slalom at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
An excellent scholar, Louis also demonstrated talent in numerous sports while at Melbourne Grammar School playing in the First XV for Rugby when in only Year 10.
He was part of the 2013 Melbourne Grammar state championship snowsports team and secured the individual national championship in his division for the Giant Slalom event that year. He left the School during mid-Year 10 to pursue snowsports opportunities overseas.