Sticker used on the Sims Shannon Dunn pro model snowboard

Description (Brief):

Sticker used on the Sims Shannon Dunn pro model snowboard. The bottom graphic is a yellow and orange sun with a face and pointed rays eminating from the center. "Sims[/] S. DUNN" is printed stylistically in yeloow above and below the sun. Dunn drew this graphic which was to be the first snowboard made with input from a woman snowboarder. Male industry leaders were skeptical that there would be a market for a femaled based board although it the most popular selling model on 1994.

Description (Brief)

Shannon Dunn (Downing) began snowboarding in 1988 at age 16, in her hometown of Steamboat Springs, Colorado when the sport was just gaining traction on an international level. In 1985, snowboarding became more relevant as a competitive sport with the arrival of sport specific magazines and videos, the introduction of international snowboard competitions and the acceptance of snowboarding in more resorts throughout the United States. By the late 1980s, women were beginning to enter contests hoping to spark a desire in younger girls to participate. Dunn began competing a year after she started snowboarding and took first in the 1989 Halfpipe Rocky Mountain Amateur Series and second place overall. By 1990 she was competing in the pro circuit and won third in the 1990 Body Glove Snowbout. From 1991 through 1997, Dunn was a consistent first place finisher at the pro contests and won gold in halfpipe at the first ever Winter X Games in 1997. She went on to earn a spot on the inaugural Olympic snowboarding team and became the first American athlete to medal in snowboarding winning the Bronze medal in half pipe at Nagano. Dunn continued her domination of the medal stand on the pro circuit until the 2002 Salt Lake City games where she came in fifth as American Kelly Clark to gold. After the 2002 Games Dunn retired in order to concentrate on her family. Dunn co-founded “Boarding for Breast Cancer” in 1996 and continues her philanthropic work.

Date Made: 1994

Maker: Downing, Shannon

Location: Currently not on view

Name Of Sport: SnowboardingLevel Of Sport: ProfessionalWeb Subject: Women


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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2021.0071.07.1Accession Number: 2021.0071Catalog Number: 2021.0071.07.1

Object Name: sticker, snowboarding

Physical Description: paper (overall material)plastic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 6 3/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 17.145 cm x 8.255 cm


Record Id: nmah_2008307

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