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crgildart

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He and Eric Sailor were the coaches at the only race camp I ever went too at Telemark WI. The slalom hill was not icy enough for their tastes so they took a fire hose to it. I showed up on a pair of Kastle downhill's and he laughed.

'The Blitz from Kitz' was quite a man.
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Erich coached many MANY excellent racers. Buck Hill Race Team was the best in the country all those years IMHO..
 

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The Austrian ski legend Andreas “Anderl” Molterer died in Kitzbühel at the age of 92. In the 1950s, Molterer was part of the miracle team from his hometown around Toni Sailer and Ernst Hinterseer. He celebrated an unrivaled nine victories at the Hahnenkamm races to date. In 1956, Molterer won two Olympic medals in Cortina d'Ampezzo with silver in the giant slalom and downhill bronze, and he also won gold at the World Championships three times. Molterer celebrated over 50 FIS race victories, but the risk-taking blonde was always denied gold at a major event. After his active skiing career ended, the “white lightning bolt from Kitz” lived in the USA for more than 60 years. Last year, after the death of his partner Kay, he returned home, where, according to the ÖSV, he fell asleep quietly and peacefully on Wednesday night. The ski association recognized Molterer as a great role model who will always be remembered with honor.

The first Hall of Fame event we attended we spent some time with Weems. @Philpug was moving about the room taking pictures and Weems leaned in to me to say, "Hey go get Phil to take a picture of those 5 people. It won't be often that you capture 5 of the most iconic ski industry people in the same place."
It was Andrel Molterer, Klaus Obermeyer, Sven Coomer, Hermann Golner, and Chuck Ferries
By the time I snagged Phil to get the shot, they had split a bit but still fairly close.

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RIP Frank "Hondo" Howard, the best thing about the latter day Washington Senators. A larger than life baseball slugger who was also a nice guy.
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Bobby Knight when he coached at West Point and that is who we now call Coach K. with him.
 

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