Year Inducted: 2006
Born: November 28, 1969 Minneapolis, MN
Trace "the Ace" Worthington enjoyed a spectacularly successful career as a freestyle skier. From 1986, when he won the aerials gold at the World Junior Championships, to his retirement in the fall of 1997, he won 39 World Cup events, had 79 career podium finishes, was the World Cup Combined Champion three times and the World Cup Aerials Champion in 1995. His two gold medals at the World Championships in 1995 (aerials and combined), is an achievement never duplicated by any freestyle skier. He competed on two Olympic teams following in the footsteps of his great grandfather, an Olympian at the 1912 Olympic Games. Ski Racing Magazine named him Freestyle Skier of the Year from 1992 to 1995 and International Skier of the Year in 1993.