Go For The Gold 2011 Recipient


Holly BrooksThis past season was busy! I spent 5 continuous months on the World Cup traveling with the US Ski Team.  I experienced a personal best result of 5th place, 2.9 seconds off the podium. I was also a member of the first-ever podium for the women’s 4x5k relay in Gallivare, Sweden.  I raced 35 times in 10 different countries including the pre-Olympic World Cup in Sochi, Russia.  Recently this spring I was nominated to the USST A-team! (I had previously been on the B-team)  I’m excited that although I’m an older athlete with a non-traditional path to professional ski racing I am able to make improvements and the US Ski Team recognizes it.  The past three years I went from not being a member at all to a nomination for the B-team, to now, a nomination for the A-team!  This has taken an amazing amount of dedication and perseverance and Girdwood 2020 has been an integral role in helping fund my traveling and racing. I am extremely thankful to the organization for lending a hand when I needed it most!

I currently have my eyes set on the upcoming winter Olympics in Sochi. It is just shy of 300 days from now and I’m 100% focused on performing my best come February!