In January, Whitesboro native and 2008 alum Alli Morgan became the first woman ever to compete in a para-skeleton World Cup race when she participated in the second-ever Federal International Bobsled & Toboggan (FIBT) World Cup, held in Austria. She finished an impressive 7th place overall. It was the first time para-skeleton and para-bobsled was included in the FIBT World Cup.
Morgan, who is a member of the Sitrin STARS (Success Through Adaptive Recreation & Sports) program at the Sitrin Medical Rehabilitation Center, took up the sport a little more than a year ago after one of her legs was amputated due to a field hockey injury.
Para-skeleton, like luge, is super fast and challenging, except competitors ride head first on their stomachs, as opposed to lying on their backs. In February 2014, Morgan competed in the first-ever FIBT World Cup.
The Whitesboro community could not be prouder of Alli. She says that she hopes to compete in the 2022 Paralympics Games if para-skeleton is finally included as an event.