Shaun “Minishred” Palmer, 1985 World Championships, Soda Springs, Lake Tahoe
Shaun Palmer was recently interviewed in Outside Magazine on his goals for the Winter Olympics in 2010. Shaun has it in him to do really well at his last attempt and this story has great insight at where he is now. At 40 years old he competes with “other kids” half his age and it seems like so long ago that he was minishred in the photo above (24 years). Snowboarders, skiers, and mountain bikers everywhere owe Shaun a huge deal of gratitude for what he has brought to those sports in both equipment development and compensation for its athletes. So I’d say they should all be rooting for him in 2010.