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Title Utah Ski Archives Newsletter: 2005 (Autumn), no. 24
Creator Friends of the Utah Ski Archives
Subject Skis and Skiing--Periodicals; Skiing--Utah--History
Description The Utah Ski and Snowboard Archives is one of the most comprehensive collections in the entire country for research into the history and development of Utah's prospering winter sports industry. The archives document the history of ski competition on local, national, and international levels; the founding of major resorts; snow safety and avalanche control; ski equipment; ski instruction; freestyle skiing; the 10th Mountain Division; back-country skiing; and virtually every facet of winter sports in Utah and the surrounding region. The archives are the repository for the Salt Lake Winter Olympics Games Bid Committee records and the records of the 2002 games themselves.
Table of Contents 2005 Ski Affair to Honor 13 Racers, Janet Lawson; S.J. Quinney Award for Outstanding Contributions to Skiing
Publisher University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives Program
Contributors Mike Korologos
Date 2005-10
Type Text
Format application/pdf
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Source Printed newsletter
Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah Ski Archives
Is Part of Ski Archive
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2006, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution Special Collections, Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 22 cm x 28 cm
Newsletter Date Utah Ski Archives Newsletter, Fall 2005, No. 24
Scanning Technician Kelly Taylor
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor; Kenning Arlitsch; Chris Anderson
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Description Slalom Championships as well as in the Eccles Cup in 1952. In 1953, as captain of the U. ski team, he won the NCAA Downhill Championship and placed third in the slalom. As a fighter pilot for the U.S. Air Force, he competed for the USAF European Ski Team with athletes from the United Kingdom, Germany anil the NATO Allied Air Forces. He skied for the U.S. Olympic Team in the 1956 Olympic Winter Games in Cortina, d'Ampezzo, Italy. In 1955 Dick placed 32nd in the Hahnenkamm Downhill in Austria, and 43rd the following year in the Lauberhorn Downhill in Switzerland. Dick piloted F105s during the Vietnam war, logging 149 combat missions over Vietnam and Laos, including two missions when his plane Dick Mitchell was shot down. Dean Perkins Variety spices the 38-year-and-still-skiing career for Dean, a native of Montpelier, Idaho and resident of Ogden, Utah. He started skiing at Snow Basin "when all it had was a rope tow up Becker Hill" and when his skis were affixed to his galoshes with rubber straps. As a member of the Snow Basin Junior Racing Team he competed in Intermountain Division races. His post-World War II racing introduced him to Sun Valley where he moved, joined the resort's ski patrol and elevated his skiing skills to "elite" status, which earned him a berth on the U.S. 1950 FIS Team. His tour in the military during the Korean War kept him from making the 1952 U.S. Olympic Team, a turn of events that led him to make the All-Army Ski Team which often competed against Olympic racers. He owned and operated Perk's Ski & Sports in Ogden that was succeeded by another retail outlet, Perkins Ltd., which led to his becoming a sales representative for major ski brands, a role that spanned the next 20 years. At age 67 he tried snowboarding and discovered that "It's a young man's sport." ^ Bill Spencer Bill Spencer mastered the dual-disciplines of shooting and skiing on all levels of competition. His credentials bear that out: 1959 Collegiate Biathlon All-American for the University of Utah; U.S. Olympic Biathlon Team in 1964 and 1968: U.S. Biathlon Champion in 1965-1966-1967; Canadian National Biathlon Champion in 1966-1967. After competition, he was the shooting coach for the U.S. Olympic Team in 1976, 1980, 1982 and its team leader for biathlon in 1972 and 1984. Bill was the coordinator of the National Guard Bureau Biathlon Program from 1997-1984 and U.S. Biathlon Association Coach/Development Coordinator from 1984-1994. He was the technical delegate for the International Pentathlon and Biathlon Union (UIMB) During the 1998 Olympic Winter Games and was IBU Technical delegate for several Bill Spencer World Cup, Winter Olympic Games and World Championship competitions in Europe and Asia. Bill served as Deputy Chief of Competition-Biathlon during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and was inducted into the U.S. Biathlon Association Hall of Fame in 2000. He received the IBU Bronze Medal of Honor in 2002 and was inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. In 2004 he was inducted into the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame. ^ Ralph Wakely The skiing talents of this Logan, Utah, native reached elite status in 1969 when Ralph was named an All-American in cross-country while representing the University of Utah. That same year, he received the Alf Engen Trophy, symbolic of the No. 1 member on the University team. He was a member of the U.S. Biathlon Team from 1965 to 1968 and from 1970 to 1971. Ralph was a member of the U.S. Biathlon Team that competed in the 1968 Olympic Winter Games in Grenoble, France, where he was the highest placed U.S. skier in the biathlon 20-km individual race, placing 26th overall. Ralph competed in the 4 x 7.5-km team relay in those games, posting the fourth fastest time in the first leg of the relay-the U.S. team finished eighth overall. During the off-season, Ralph competed with the U.S. Army Alaska Rifle Team, earning a Lifetime Master ranking in high-power rifle competition. He retired from competitive skiing in 1971, but stayed close to the sport while a news reporter for United Press International and the Ogden Standard Examiner where he covered the 1980 and 2002 Olympic Winter Games. -^ Ralph Wakely Page 5
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