Picabo Street

Year Inducted: 2004

Born: April 3, 1971   Triumph, ID

Picabo Street was possibly America's most recognizable and famous ski racer from the 1990's.  The Junior Olympic Champion in the downhill at the age of 14 she was invited onto the national team two years later and spent the next 14 years racing at the very top in international competition with considerable success.  She won the NorAm title in 1991 and a silver in the combined at the 1993 World Championships., the same year she won her first World Cup race.

In 1994 she won an Olympic silver medal in the downhill and the following year was the overall World Cup downhill champion.  At the 1996 FIS World Championships she won gold in the downhill and a bronze in the Super G and repeated as the World Cup champion in the downhill.  Using the same skis that she had medaled on at the 1994 Olympics she won a gold medal at the 1998 Olympic Games in the Super G.

Throughout her career she paid a price for her aggressiveness and love for speed, battling back from serious injuries on several occasions.  Still she continued on to compete at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City where she was one of the flag bearers for the World Trade Center flag from the September 11, 2001 disaster.   

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