Errol Kerr

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Errol Kerr (born April 12, 1986 in Brooklyn, New York) is a downhill skier formerly with the U.S. Ski Team. Kerr is the son of a Jamaican father and an American mother. Kerr started skiing at age 4 and started racing competitively at age 11. Kerr cross-trained and raced BMX and motocross. The multi-disciplined Kerr eventually found his niche in skicross.[1]

Skiing career[edit]

Kerr made his World Cup debut in January 2008 with a twelfth place in Les Contamines, and followed up with an eighth place in Meiringen-Hasliberg in March. He opened the 2008–09 season with a thirtieth place in St. Johann in Tirol and a fifteenth place in Lake Placid, and then tenth place worldwide at the Skicross World Championships 2009 in Japan.[2]

Kerr finished ninth overall at the 2010 Winter Olympics. This is the best placing by a Caribbean athlete at any Winter Olympics.

More recently, Kerr finished fifth in Skier X at Winter X Games XV.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Who is Errol Kerr Windies Sports, October 21, 2008
  2. ^ Errol Kerr at the International Ski Federation Retrieved on February 4, 2009