Athlete – Blair Morgan – Snocross and Motocross
Blair Morgan was an international superstar in the sports of Snocross and Motocross for his home base of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Widely recognized in the United States for his domination of the X Games (The Winter Olympics of Extreme Sports), Morgan was an elite athlete in his field until an accident while warming up for a Motocross Race in Montreal September 20, 2008 left him paralyzed from the chest down.
It began in 1992 when Morgan won the Intermediate C.M.A. championship at 250 cc’s. For there many more Canadian Titles were in store in motocross, including being named the winner of the Motorcycle Award of Excellence in 1994.
In 1997 Morgan took up Snocross and was named Rookie of the Year based on one race in West Yellowstone, Montana. In 1999 he won all three classes of snocross (440cc, 600cc and Open) to be named World Champion. More Gold medals were in store at X Games competitions which were televised across the US resulting in Morgan becoming a fan favourite.
His illustrious career in both Motocross and Snocross continued through the year 2000. Internationally Morgan represented Canada in Motocross in Belgium and France.
One reason Morgan was so popular was his report with fans, always taking time to sign autographs and answer questions.