CANOE NAGANO '98 ISP DIRECTORY
Kevin Wert - Alpine Skier
Born: Trail, B.C.
Residence: Rossland, B.C.
Club: Red Mountain Racers
On national team since: 1994.
A virtual unknown up until a few seasons ago, Wert, yet another promising young
skier to come out of the Red Mountain Racing team in Rossland, the town made
famous of course by the legendary Nancy Greene, fired on to the world scene by
winning the gold downhill medal at the 1994 world junior championships in Lake
His climb in the World Cup circuit rankings has been dramatic at times, although
a chronic shin splint problem has contined to plague the engaging, fun-loving
Wert's shin problems prevented him from attending a national team training camp
in Europe this past October, but team officials are hopeful that he'll be ready
in time to improve on his 33rd overall showing in the World Cup downhill from