Date of Birth:
March 20th, 1965
City/State of Birth:
Steamboat Springs, CO
Olympics and Events Attended:
1992 Olympics, Albertville, France, ~ Freestyle Mogul Skiing
Bobby was on the US Ski Team for 7 years and attained #5 in the World Status. He won a World Cup Gold Medal in 1988 and was part of the 1991 World Championship Team. Bobby grew up skiing in Vermont, but has called Steamboat home for 14 years, (as of 9/14/10). He was drawn to mogul skiing when he was a young man in 7th grade coming out to train at coach Park Smalley's ski camp at Howelson Hill in the 70ís. Bobby loved the discipline of mogul skiing and the training. He certainly out trained the competition throughout his career. He enjoyed the camaraderie of his teammates and being on the ski hill. The Olympic Games will always be a highlight of Bobby's career. After retiring from the US Ski Team he joined the Professional Ski Tour and became the first mogul skier in history to win a World Cup and a Professional Event. Post Pro Tour Bobby became the head coach of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Mogul Program and coached many athletes to the United States Team including Travis Mayer who won the Silver Medal in the Salt Lake Olympics. He then went on to coach the Canadian National Ski Team at Salt Lake City Olympics, (2002), and the Torino Olympics, (2006). Bobby considers himself fortunate to have married wife Jessica Gray Maniaci who was born and raised in Steamboat. Her uncle is Moose Barrows who skied in the 1968 Grenoble Olympics.
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Tribal Lands Acknowledgement
The Board and Staff of the Tread of Pioneers Museum respectfully acknowledge the Ute people, the original inhabitants of Northwest Colorado, and other Indigenous Nations of this area where we now reside. We recognize that the establishment of this region impacted the lifeways of Native peoples and their communities. In accepting this, we are called to utilize this educational institution to teach stewardship of the land and continuing commitment to the inclusion and respect of these Nations and their traditional values for their homelands.