Younger Travers also eyes winter Olympics

| 14/05/2011

(Denver Post): Alpine ski racer Dean Travers, the younger brother of the first athlete to compete in the Winter Olympics for the Cayman Islands, is following the family tradition. The 14-year-old with citizenship in the Cayman Islands as well as Great Britain and Canada, won the super-G race April 8 at the Whistler Cup in British Columbia. Dean is hoping to follow his older brother, Brown University student Dow Travers, as an Olympian with Caribbean roots.  Dow competed in the giant slalom at the 2010 Vancouver Games, finishing 69th. For the victory against the best skiers his age in the world, Dean has been named The Denver Post Youth Excellence in Sports winner for April.

"It's good to have recognition for what I've done back here in Colorado," Travers said from his Aspen home. "It's definitely a really great honor. . . . Last month's race was the race I was looking forward to all year. I'm a super-G skier and it was the world championships. I was feeling good that day and it was what I was working for all year. It was just a great day, and all I wanted for the year."

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