The handsome young men and women shown on this and the following pages represent a solid investment in the skiing future of the U.S. Literally reared on the slopes where they are now making names for themselves, they have been brought along under the kind of rigorous regimen that ultimately won world championships for skaters of a decade earlier. Minnesota's Clyde Brodt (below), California's Starr Walton and a raft of other juniors, already as good as most seniors, will be tough to beat come the 1960 Olympics.
Marsha Fletcher, 14, Rutland, Vt., is equally proficient in downhill and slalom.
John Clough, 16, New London, N.H., finished ninth last year in Junior Combined.
Louise Gulick, 15, Sugarloaf, Maine, is ranked among top three girls in the East.
Clyde Brodt, 15, Minneapolis, a consistent winner in local jumping during past three years, despite his youth came in 23rd in first try at National Juniors last year.
Gary McCoy, 15, Mammoth Mt., Calif., was third in Memorial Race against seniors.
Jean Saubert, 15, Lakeview, Ore., won 1957 Girls National Slalom championship.
Brent Whiteman, 16, Yakima Valley, Wash., comes from ardent ski family.