Skier Errol Kerr in Jamaica, Meets with Jamaican Bobsled Team

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on June 1, 2009 11:17 am

Errol Kerr, the one man Jamaican Ski Team, is finishing an historic journey in the land of Bob Marley and Usain Bolt.  The 23-year-old is raising interest (and funds) for his 2010 Olympic push.  The Ski Channel is with Errol in Jamaica documenting it all.

This past Saturday, Errol met up with the Jamaican Bobsled Team to discuss summer training strategies and preparation.  Although, it must be noted, a big difference between the two camps is Errol will be a podium contender in Whistler.  The 23-year-old burst onto the ski cross scene in 2008 with a fifth place finish at the X Games

His story has generated a wave of media attention.  Raised in a single-mother home, Kerr’s skiing career was financed by the National Brotherhood of Skiers (NBS), a non-profit set up “to identify, develop, and support competitive, African American young skiing athletes who will one day compete on the United States Olympic Team.”  Well two-out-of-three ain’t bad, as Kerr has long dreamed of honoring the memory his late Jamaican father by representing the island nation in the Olympics.

Barring any major setbacks, 2010 will see the culmination of that dream.  And Spyder has made sure that dream will be dressed for success.  In the lead up to the Olympics, Errol Kerr is one to watch, and The Ski Channel is bringing his amazing story to you!

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