Name: Ross AndersonRoss D. Anderson
Childhood Residence: Durango, Colorado
Current Residence: Taos New Mexico since 11/1/08
Professional Experience: 15 Years
UNITED STATES SPEED SKI TEAM
World Cup/ Professional Athlete
2nd In the Pro Mondial 2001
Les Arc, France
Bronze Medalist 2005 World Championships
6 X National Champion 2008
All American Record Holder(current)
FASTEST NATIVE INDIAN ON MOTHER EARTH
154.060 MPH (247.930 KPH)
“Always follow your dreams to what you believe in. The most successful people in life are the ones that understand there are consequences to any victory that makes a change.” RA
2006- NEW American RECORD HOLDER
154.06 MPH 247.93 kph april 19, 2006 Les Arcs, France
NATIONAL CHAMPION/ #3 BRONZE MEDALIST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Cervinia, Italy
2003 Ranking: #3 united States / #15 world cup fis
2002 ranking: #2 united states / #10 wolrd cup fis
2001 ranking: national champion / #2 in the pro mondial championships Les Arcs, France
2002 top speed: 146.694 mph/ 236.07 kph
1998 top speed: 137.86 mph 220.588kph BROKE NATIVE American Record
WHO IS ROSS ANDERSON?
Ross Anderson is enrolled Native American Indian (Cheyenne/Arapaho) and part Mescalero Apache, and with Choctaw origin. Ross Anderson is an athlete who has the distinction of being the world’s fastest alpine skier. His current recorded of his official life time speed for speed skiing is among the top 10 (9th to be exact) in the World History in which it was set in 2006 (154.06 MPH/247.93 KPH).
GOALS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Ross became a 6 X national champion for his world cup and Professional career.
Ross became the fastest person on skis in America. He now officially owns the American record of a astonishing speed of 154.06 MPH (247.93 KPH) On April 20th 2006 he became one of the fastest in the World and a life time speed that puts him in 9th place all time speed records.
Ross became the Bronze Medalist (3rd) for the FIS World Cup World Championships in Cervinia Italy. This would be his second podium victory for Ross Anderson and another place in history to be in the record books.
Ross set a new American Indian record at Les Arcs, France with 146.694 mph/ 236.07 kph and takes 7th in the World. His new speed earned him a spot as the World's 30th Fastest Skier in recorded history.
Ross made history at Les Arcs, France as the first minority to stand atop the podium of a world professional event in an Alpine sport as 2nd in the World.
Ross accomplishes fastest individual speed in competition, 137.86 mph/220.588 km. Ross Anderson was recognized and became known as the Fastest Native American on Mother Earth. He started his Native American youth ski program, "Ski with Ross Anderson Weekend."
1994 - 1997
Ross begins professional speed skiing career, first race in Truckee, California and finished and qualified to start the Professional tour First official speed for the sport 78 mph
GOALS AND BREAKING THE RECORD
Ross’ goals is to break the world speed skiing record of 156.230 mph and pursue a possible medal when the sport of Speed Skiing ever becomes an Olympic event, thus making history again as being the first American Indian male to win a medal in the Winter Olympics. He is not only aspiring to be the world’s fastest speed skier, but he is working toward inspiring youth to pursue their dreams. He believes that American Indians can "succeed" in all sports and that the only barriers are those that we create ourselves. Ross is a personal story of triumph and wants to share his love of skiing with the youth in Indian Country. In the footsteps of fellow athlete, Billy Mills, he would like to provide new avenues for children to build pride and self-esteem through sports.