(Ruidoso, NM) Ross Anderson has been number 2 in the World Pro division and in 2005 he earned him the Bronze medal in Cervinia Italy at the World Championships world cup skiing. He has held the National champion title for the last five years in a row, and announced today his new goal for 2008 is to break the World Speed Skiing record. Lofty? Yes. Attainable? Definitely.
“I plan on attacking this sport head on this season,” Anderson said. “I’ve been training harder than I ever have over the last 16 years in this sport preparing for this goal.”
Speed skiing is widely considered one of the most extreme, and most dangerous sports on the planet. It is second only to skydiving as the fastest non-motorized sport. He broke that All-American record in 2006 with a speed of 154.06 mph as he screamed down the hill in Les Arcs, France earning him the 9th all time fastest speed in recorded history.
He broke more than the All-American record that day. He also made history in the books to be the first person of color in an Alpine sport to hold a title record. Ross is a Native American from the Mescalero Apache and Cheyenne/Arapaho Tribes.
“I have a personal dream of becoming fastest in the world. I intend on attaining that dream with my eyes wide open.” Ross Anderson said, “I will continue to make a name for myself and to become a role model for Native American youth across this country. I set out early in my career trying to be the fastest Native American on Mother Earth, and becoming the All-American record holder proves dreams can become reality.”
Updated: He now has obtained to have 6 X National titles 2008 and remain the fastest skier in the Western hemisphere. He is proceeding to train for next season and will be filming in NM for a major TV series this July.