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Under the administration of Gus Pannel (1977-1982), the Olympic scholarship fund was created and Team NBS was formed.

 

Team NBS has provided scholarships and funding for more than 45 athletes since it’s inception.

 

We have had four (4) Olympians, two (2) in the Paralympics, Bonnie St. John and Ralph Green, and two (2) in the Olympics, Seba Johnson and Errol Kerr, both representing Caribbean Nations.

 

We continue our commitment and maintain our focus on Team NBS representing the United States in the Olympics.

 

Our team “NBS” trains all over the country.  We presently have twenty-three (23) athletes representing all four regions in the National Brotherhood of Skiers. Thirteen (13) of our athletes currently train in residential boarding programs.  During their training blocks they can be on snow six days a week. We continue to increase our partnerships with training academies, educational institutions and Snowsport specific entities every year.


2022 - 2023

Team NBS Athletes


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Team NBS - Alexis Heins

Alexis Heins - Age 15

Alpine

US Ski & Snowboard Competition Class: U16

NBS Club Affiliation: Eastern Region – Nubian Empire Ski Club

Number of Years Skiing: 13

Number of Years Competing: 10


 

 



School: Monticello High School

Grade: 9

Current Program: Hunter Mountain

Long Term Goal: Win High School States and podium in as many USSS races as possible


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Team NBS - Helaina Rivers

Helania Rivers – Age 15 

Alpine

US Ski & Snowboard Competition: U16

NBS Club Affiliation: Midwest Region – Jazz-Ma-Tazz

Number of Years Skiing: 13

Number of Years Competing:

 

 



School: The Holderness School

Grade: 10

Current Program: The Holderness School

Long Term Goal: Would love to make it to the Olympics and become a World Cup racer



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Team NBS - Aaron Gilkes

Aaron Gregory Gilkes – Age 15

Alpine

US Ski & Snowboard Competition Class: U16

NBS Club Affiliation: Eastern Region – Thrillseekers

Number of Years Skiing: 12

Number of Years Competing: 8


 



School: Garfield High School

Grade: 9

Current Program: Mountain Creek Race Team

Long Term Goal: Would like to achieve my personal best each time I hit the race course. Would also like to attend the Championships at Burke in 2023.


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Team NBS - Rosemarie Gilkes

Rosemarie Gilkes – Age 14  

Alpine

US Ski & Snowboard Competition Class: U16

NBS Club Affiliation: Eastern Region – Thrillseekers

Number of Years Skiing: 11

Number of years Competing:  8


 

 



School: Holderness School

Grade: 9

Current Program: Holderness School

Long Term Goal: Would like to attend Eastern Championships again and the Junior Olympics!



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Team NBS - Brian Rice

Brian Rice II – Age 17   18 in December

Snowboard – Freestyle

US Ski & Snowboard Competition: Open Men’s Class

NBS Club Affiliation: Midwest – Jim Dandy Ski Club

Number of Years Skiing/Winter Sports: 13

Number of Years Competing:

 



School: World Academy

Grade: 11

Current Program: Team One

Long Term Goal: Wants to represent myself, my country, NBS and all of my sponsors on the podium with gold on my neck at the 2026 Winter Olympics



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Team NBS - Henri Rivers

Henri Rivers IV – Age 15   

Alpine/Skiercross

US Ski & Snowboard Competition Class: U16

NBS Club Affiliation: Midwest Region – Jazz-Ma-Tazz

Number of Years Skiing: 13

Number of Years Competing: 9


 

 



School: Gould Academy

Grade: 10

Current Program: Gould Academy

Long Term Goal: Become an Olympian



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Team NBS - Henniyah Rivers

Henniyah Rivers - Age 15 

Alpine

US Ski & Snowboard Competition Class: U16

NBS Club Affiliation: Midwest Region – Jazz-Ma-Tazz

Number of Years Skiing: 14

Number of Years Competing: 9


 

 

 

School: The Holderness School

Grade: 10

Current Program: Holderness Eastern Alpine

School

Long Term Goal: Be the best I can be in skiing. Going to the Olympics for skiing is ultimate achievement I want.


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Team NBS - Jayna Davis

Jayna Davis – Age 15      

Alpine

US Ski & Snowboard Competition Class: U16

NBS Club Affiliation: Rocky Mountain Region – Slippers-N-Sliders Ski Club

Number of Years Skiing: 13

Number of Years Competing: 10

 

 



School: Holderness School

Grade: 10

Current Program: Holderness School

Long Term Goal: Attend college and ski competitively. In addition, I hope to excel in Alpine skiing by improving my skill level to eventually race as a national/Olympic Athlete.


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Team NBS - Lenim (LI) Henriquez

Lenim (LJ) Henriquez – Age 14

Snowboard – Freestyle

US Ski & Snowboard Competition: Open Men Class

NBS Club Affiliation: Eastern Region – Thrillseekers

Number of Years Skiing/Winter Sports: 10

Number of Years Competing: 7




 

 

School: Okemo Mountain School

Grade: 9

Current Program: Okemo Mountain School

Long Term Goal: Olympics and X-Games. Inspire more kids like me to ride.



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Team NBS - Bronson Culver

Michael Bronson Culver – 16

Alpine

US Ski & Snowboard Competition: U18

NBS Club Affiliation: Eastern Region – Snow Burners of NYC

Number of Years Skiing: 14

Number of Years Competing:  9


 

 



School: Stratton Mountain School

Grade: 11

Current Program: Stratton Mountain School

Long Term Goal: Become competitive on the World Cup


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Team NBS - Prius Rogers

Pius Rogers - Age 15

Freestyle

US Ski & Snowboard Competition: U18

NBS Club Affiliation: Rocky Mountain Region – Ski Noir

Number of Years Skiing: 7

Number of Years Competing: 7


 

 



School: Boise High School

Grade: 11

Current Program: Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation

Long Term Goal: To be the first Black Freestyle skier in the Olympics


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Team NBS - Bryce Welch

Bryce D Welch Age 16

Halfpipe Snowboard - Freestyle

US Ski & Snowboard Competition Class: Youth Male Age 15-18

NBS Club Affiliation: Eastern Region – Sugar & Spice Snow & Social Club

Number of Years Skiing: 11

Number of Years Competing: 3

 

 



School: George Washington University

Grade: 11

Current Program: Premier Snow Academy

Long Term Goal: Ultimately, want to win one if not multiple gold medals in Halfpipe Snowboarding at the Olympics


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Team NBS - Leila Loriaux

Leila Loriaux – Age 12

Alpine

US Ski & Snowboard Competition Class: U14

NBS Club Affiliation: Rocky Mountain Region – Slippers-N-Sliders Ski Club

Number of Years Skiing: 11

Number of Years Competing: 5


 

 



School: Robert Grey Middle School

Grade: 7

Current Program: Timberline Alpine Race Program

Long Term Goal: Become a lifelong skier. Race at college level and maybe get a partial scholarship, then go from there. Interested in coaching.


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Team NBS - Julian Loriaux

Julien Loriaux – Age 13

Alpine

US Ski & Snowboard Competition Class: U14

NBS Club Affiliation: Rocky Mountain Region – Slippers-N-Sliders Ski Club

Number of Years Skiing: 11

Number of Years Competing: 7


 

 



School: Robert Gray Middle School

Grade: 8

Current Program: Timberline Alpine Race Program

Long Term Goal: Want to continue learning to be a better, life-long skier/racer

 


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Team NBS - Keagan Supple

Keagan Supple Age 20

Freestyle

US Ski & Snowboard Competition Class: NorAm Tour and Europe Cup

NBS Club Affiliation: Eastern Region – Boston Ski Party

Number of Years Skiing: 17

Number of Years Competing: 10


 

 

School: Exeter High School

Grade: Graduated/deferred from college

Current Program: Elite Snow Sports

Long Term Goal: Ski World Cups- but also to make the sport more diverse


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Team NBS - Ava Keenan

Ava Keenan -Age 12        

Freestyle/Moguls

US Ski & Snowboard Competition Class: U13

NBS Club Affiliation: Rocky Mountain Region – Slippers-N-Sliders Ski Club

Number of Years Skiing: 10

Number of Years Competing: 4


 

 

School: Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy

Grade: 6

Current Program: Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy

Long Term Goal: Want to be the first Black women to win the Olympics


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Team NBS - Jackson Fellows

Jackson Fellows – Age 11

Alpine

US Ski & Snowboard Competition Class: U12

NBS Club Affiliation: Eastern Region – Blazers Ski Club

Number of Years Skiing: 9

Number of Years Competing: 7


 

 

School: The Prosper Valley School

Grade: 7

Current Program: Pico Ski Team

Long Term Goal: Want to be a World Cup racer!


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Team NBS - Kenna Keenan

Kenna Keenan - Age 17                   

Freestyle/Moguls

US Ski & Snowboard Competition Class: U18

NBS Club Affiliation: Rocky Mountain Region – Slippers-N-Sliders Ski Club

Number of Years Skiing: 15

Number of Years Competing: 2


 

 

School: Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy

Grade: 10

Current Program: Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy

Long Term Goal: Become a member of the US Halfpipe Team


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Team NBS - Jacqueline Culver

Jacqueline Culver – Age 19            

Alpine

US Ski & Snowboard Competition Class: U21

NBS Club Affiliation: Eastern Region - Snowburners NY

Number of Years Skiing: 17

Number of Years Competing: 12


 

 

School: Brown University

Grade: Incoming Freshman

Current Program: Stratton Mountain School

Long Term Goal: Long term, would love to continue racing throughout all of my years in college. However, I plan to stay involved in the ski racing community and hope to promote diversity in the sport beyond my time as a racer.


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Team NBS - Tallulah Proulx

Tallulah Proulx – Age 14          

Alpine

US Ski & Snowboard Competition Class: U16

NBS Club Affiliation: Midwest Region – Sno-Gophers Ski Club

Number of Years Skiing: 11

Number of Years Competing: 7


 

 

School: Rowland Hall/Rowmark Ski Academy

Grade: 9

Current Program: Rowmark Ski Academy

Long Term Goal: Make the US Ski Team, compete in the World Cup and the Olympics


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Team NBS - Kennedy Hicks

Kennedy Hicks – Age 15                  

Freestyle/Moguls

US Ski & Snowboard Competition Class: U16

NBS Club Affiliation: Eastern Region - Snowburners NY

Number of Years Skiing:  8

Number of Years Competing: 7


 

 

School: Carrabassett Valley Academy

Grade: Freshman

School: Carrabassett Valley Academy

Grade: Freshman

Current Program: Carrabassett Valley Academy

Long Term Goal: Make it to the US Ski team and then go onto the Olympics


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Team NBS - Jody Giddings

Bogale Giddings – Age 14            

Freestyle/Freeski

US Ski Snowboard Competition: Freeski Breaker

NBS Club Affiliation: Western Region – Four Seasons West Ski

Number of Years Skiing

Number of Years Competing: 6


 

 

School: Picabo Street Academy

Grade: 8

Current Program: Park City Ski and Snowboard

Long Term Goal: X Games Gold, Olympics Freeski and Big Air, Develop and Design my own Brand of skis, clothing, accessories


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Team NBS - Elle Keenan

Elle Keenan Age 15                      

Freestyle/Moguls

US Ski Snowboard Competition: U13

NBS Club Affiliation: Rocky Mountain Region – Slippers-N-Sliders Ski Club

Number of Years Skiing: 12

Number of Years Competing: 3


 

 

School: Vail Ski and Snowboard

Grade: 10

Current Program: Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy

Long Term Goal: Ultimately want to grow my skill significantly although I have no desire to go to the Olympics or be on the team. I love the sport I am in and I am always looking for improvement. Ultimately, I want to compete at the NorAm level.



Coaches


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Team NBS - Coaches

Henri Rivers


J. Forrest King-Shaw


Lauren Samuels

Mallory Duncan


Suki Miller