Street, Weinbrecht, Engen and Groswold to enter Hall of Fame


Street, Weinbrecht, Engen and Groswold to enter Hall of Fame{mosimage}ISHPEMING, Mich. — Olympic champion Picabo Street will be among four people inducted into the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame late this month.

Also selected were Donna Weinbrecht, Alan Engen, and Thor B. Groswold. The induction ceremony is scheduled Jan. 28.

Street, a 14-year member of the U.S. Ski Team, has won numerous championships, including World Cup downhill titles in 1994-95 and 1995-96. She won the downhill silver medal at the 1994 Olympics and the super giant slalom gold medal at the 1998 Winter Games.

Weinbrecht was a member of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team for 14 years, beginning in 1988, when she won the national women’s mogul title. The following season, she was runner-up in the World Cup Grand Prix.

Groswold is a former chairman of the Certified Ski Officials Association. He was chief of alpine calculations for the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics. In 1981, he was Colorado Ski Museum Ski Hall of Fame treasurer and then vice president.

Engen, a longtime ski instructor, was one of the last American four-event competitors and a 1960 intercollegiate alpine champion. He is the author of “For the Love of Skiing: A Visual History,” an overview of U.S. skiing through 2002, centered on the experiences of his father, Alf, a world ski jumping record holder.

“All four inductees are of the highest caliber in the sport of skiing and no one’s accomplishments should be diminished,” said John Mommaert, chairman of the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame’s Induction Committee.

-The Associated Press

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