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This is what kids were doing back around
1950 if they lived near a ski jump and had
big dreams of flying!
This 20th Century Fox newsreel footage was
filmed in Iron Mountain, Michigan, and one of
the featured jumpers is 2009 ASJ HOF
inductee Willie Erickson, age 9.
Those old enough to remember newsreels
at the movies will possibly recognize the
voice of the narrator ... Mel Allen, famed
as the voice of the New York Yankees.
The equipment has changed, the facilities
look much different today, but ski jumpers
start young, on small hills, just like they did
Your webmaster, and many of the folks
involved with the American Ski Jumping Hall
of Fame, will remember scenes just like
these. Younger athletes will have different
pictures in their heads, but they will all
remember one thing they have in common ...
experiencing the thrill of flight and always
Learning to Ski Jump About 1950; 20th Century Fox Movie Newsreel Footage!
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2012 Hall of Fame Inductees Honored August 18 in Eau Claire WI
Scenes From Our 2012 Induction Ceremony, Saturday Aug 18, Eau Claire, WI
if you weren’t in Eau Claire for our sixth annual induction ceremony, you can have a look at some of the proceedings and the
people who made it a terrific event. Six of our inductees attended in person along with friends and family members. Two who have
passed away were represented by family members as well. Our guests heard introductory comments from MC Bryan Sanders, and
also by Jerry Borgen of Red Wing, and Wally Wakefield, chairman of the selection committee. MORE ON NEWS & NOTES PAGE!
You can find names of all our inductees on the HOF page, where there are links to individual bios (added as they are completed),
and links to websites related to our inductees. This information is a continuous work in progress, and it’s dependent on the time it
takes to compile individual informatioin.
We hope to see you at a future induction ceremony, and we’d like to receive nominations for others who should be considered for
induction. There’s a link to the nomination form on the lower left corner of the HOF page. Help us preserve the history of our sport!
Coy Hill Passes Away
Clarence “Coy” Hill, 85,
passed away May 13
in Ishpeming MI, his
lifelong home town.
He was a dominant
jumper in the 1950s,
and was inducted to the
American Ski Jumping
Hall of Fame in 2007.
Click for full obituary.
Kristen Erickson photo;
click to enlarge image..
Eighteen names were announced as the 2012 class of inductees to the American Ski Jumping Hall of Fame. They are:
Ingvar "Ole" Arneson Sr, John Broman, Marvin Crawford, Tom Dargay, Jeff Denney, Jon Elliot, Erling Helstad, James "Jim" House,
Francis Kempe, Glenn Kotlarek, Wesley K. Neustel, Zane Palmer, Steve Reischl, Kris Severson, Crosby Perry Smith, Scott Smith,
Gary Sparpana, and Donald "Don" C. West. Congratulations to all honorees, their families, and their home clubs and towns!
This year’s induction ceremony was held on August 18 in Eau Claire WI. The evening dinner and ceremony were preceded by
a golf outing in the afternoon. Eight of this year’s inductees were there in person, or represented by family members, and about 75
friends and family were in attendance to celebrate this honor! More info to come when webmaster returns from travel ...
The Beginning - Inaugural Festivities - June 17, 2007
On June 17, 2007, in conjunction with the 150th anniversary celebration in the city of Red Wing, a permanent diorama depicting the 1928 National
Championships, which were held at Charlson Hill, was unveiled at the St James Hotel. It has since been moved to the county courthouse. Also, the
first group of inductees into the virtual American Ski Jumping Hall of Fame were announced (click link button to Hall of Fame page above).