Horton and his Sister, 17 year oldSuki are primed to become the
first African Americans on the
United States Ski and Snowboard
Team. They are getting support
from the National Brotherhood of
The Brotherhood has 14,000
members and is the largest skiing
organization in the country for
Suki, at 15 years old, was the first
Black person to make the skiing an
snowboarding development team. It was
a stepping stone that gave her a good
chance as anyone to become the first Black
Olympic skier in America.
The reason African Americans
have not made the Ski Team is Because
they don’t see it on tv, it says in the
article by Suki. She also says that
A Black Person does not want to be
the only one skiiing down the
mountain. But, indeed, it really
has to start somewhere.
If they see at least one
African American in the sport,
that will inspire more African
AMericans in the sport.
My comment about this article:
(See, that’s why media is so important.
I’m going into media so I can show
all the great stuff of my Black people
and things about Black history,etc)
Andre is racing with a Western regional
team. Last month, he was the 1st as
well as 2nd in two downhill races at
the Doug Smith Memorial in Big
Mountain Mont. He says if he can
be among the top 5 in 3 events this
season in Super series, part of the
North American circuit, he can
qualify for the United States
Development Team Next Year.
The Summer version of the Goodwill
Games has become a winter version with
the first event beginning at Lake
Placid NY. Over 400 athletes from
22 countries will compete in 4 day series.
This includes Alpine, cross-country
and freestyle skiiing events,
and jumping with Nordic Combined.
Other Olympic class disciplines
are snowboarding, luge, speedskating
figure skating and bobsled.