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b2ap3_thumbnail_Dow-Travers-underwater.jpgDow Travers (born July 8th, 1987) is a Caymanian alpine skier who competes in the giant slalom. He represented the Cayman Islands in alpine skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics, becoming the Cayman Islands' first Winter Olympian. Travers, who is the son of Anthony Travers, was born and raised in Grand  Cayman, where he attended Faulkner's Academy. He later went to boarding school at Harrow School in London, United Kingdom, and has graduated from Brown University which he represented the school in skiing and rugby.

Dow has competed in the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010 and the Val-d'Isere World Championships in 2009 for the Cayman Islands. At the Vancouver Olympics Dow placed 69th in the Giant Slalom and placed 65th in the Slalom event at the Val-d'Isere World Championships.

Continuing his training, Dow is still competing in the giant slalom and has racked up enough FIS points to earn him a B class. His younger brother Dean Travers is also a talented slalom skier.

b2ap3_thumbnail_Dean_jo2-1.jpgDean Travers (born June 17th, 1996) qualified for the Winter Youth Olympics in 2012, in Innsbruck. Unfortunately the young rising   star had to withdraw from all events due to a knee injury that prevented him from competing. Since Dean's injury, he has come back more determined then ever. Dean looks up to his older brother, Dow, for inspiration and guidance on the hill.  He has racked up enough FIS points earning him an A class.

Dean took the bronze medal in the 2009 giant slalom at the Whistler Cup, and the gold medal in the super-G race in 2011 at the Whistler Cup in British Columbia. The CIOC is confident that Dean will prove to be a respectable representative of the Cayman Islands in his sport.

Dow and Dean began skiing when their family began vacationing at Beaver Creek. Their mother, Mary Ann Travers, was born in England and raised in Montreal and the Caribbean Islands. Their father, Anthony "Tony" Travers, practices law in the Cayman Islands. The family has a home in the Cayman Islands where they are at varying times each year.

The Cayman Islands are hopeful that the boys will stay in form and represent the country in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi.