Girish Mahajan

1955 NCAA Skiing Championships

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Sport  College skiing
Administrator(s)  NCAA
Teams  13
Location  Northfield, Vermont
Host(s)  Norwich University
1955 NCAA Skiing Championships
Venue(s)  Norwich University Ski Area

The 1955 NCAA Skiing Championships were contested in Northfield, Vermont at the second annual NCAA-sanctioned ski tournament to determine the individual and team national champions of men's collegiate alpine, cross country skiing, and ski jumping in the United States.

Contents

Denver, coached by Willy Schaeffler, repeated as national champions, topping Dartmouth in the team standings. It was the second national title for both Denver and coach Schaeffler.

Highlights

  • As a result of the event's location in the east, multiple programs participated for the first time: Dartmouth, Middlebury, New Hampshire, Norwich, Vermont, and Williams
  • Two new individual events were added to the championship: alpine and Nordic skiing.
  • Dartmouth skier Chiharu Igaya, a Japanese national, claimed three of the individual titles: alpine, downhill, and slalom
  • Denver ski jumper Willis Olson repeated as national champion in his event, the first collegiate skier to accomplish this feat
  • Venue

    This year's championships were contested at the Norwich University Ski Area in Northfield, Vermont.

    It was the first event hosted in Vermont and in the Eastern United States as well as the first hosted by Norwich University.

    Team scoring

  • (H) = Hosts
  • References

    1955 NCAA Skiing Championships Wikipedia


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