Street, Weinbrecht Headline 2004 Hall of Fame
SAM Magazine--Ishpeming, Mich., Aug. 12, 2004--Olympic champions Picabo Street and Donna Weinbrecht, who both collected titles at the Olympic, World Championship and World Cup levels, headline the 2004 inductees for the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame.
Street earned an Olympic silver medal in downhill at Lillehammer, Norway, in 1994, then won gold in super G at Nagano, Japan, in 1998. She became the only U.S. skier to win the World Cup downhill title in 1995, and won the World Championship downhill gold medal in Sierra Nevada, Spain, in 1996. In addition to notching nine World Cup victories and five Olympic and World Championship medals, Street was a four-time U.S. champion.
Weinbrecht, only the third freestyle skier named to the Hall and the first moguls skier, won the Olympic gold medal in moguls at the Albertville Games in 1992, the first time moguls was a medal event. She won five World Cup titles and recorded 46 World Cup victories. In addition, she earned the 1991 World Championships gold medal in moguls, silver medals in 1989 and 1997, and seven U.S. championships.
Also elected in the Class of 2004 to the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame in Ishpeming, Mich., are Thor B. Groswold, a longtime executive with Winter Park Resort, and ski historian Alan Engen. Groswold was a former ski jumping official and director for 16 years of the Winter Park nordic program, which sent several athletes to the U.S. Ski Team. Engen was the driving force for the creation of the Alf Engen Ski Museum at the Utah Olympic Park. The museum includes memorabilia from the 2002 Salt Lake City Games and the career of skiing legend (and Alan's father) Alf Engen, as well as the Halls of Fame for both the Professional Ski Instructors of America and the Intermountain region. \