The USA Roller Sports 2008 Speed and Figure Skating National Championships
started on Sunday in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Josh Wood
, who lives and trains at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is one of the ranking speed skaters in the inline speed events this season. Josh is also a member of the 2008 Inline Speed Skating World Team
that will represent the United States at the Federation Internationale de Roller Sports (FIRS) Speed Skating World Championships in Gijon, Spain September 4-12, 2008. This is his seventh time qualifying for the world team with qualification based on his performance at the 2008 Inline Speed Skating Banked Track and Road National Championships in June.
Now Josh dreams of transferring his ability to inline skate
on top of a wooden track surface into the skills needed to carve a path in an ice track to race for a gold medal in the Winter Olympics. Watch the KLKN Channel 8 interview to hear him tell his story.
Photo © Steve Harriman