We Stand on the Shoulders of Giants
The history of ski jumping, and its sister sport cross country ski racing, in Washington largely parallels the history of the Kongsberger Ski Club. Witness the two photos below from 1949, featuring Olav Ulland and Gustav Raaum, two of the founders of our club, with other Norwegian jumpers from Kongsberg, Norway. Our club historian, Rob Corkran, has put an enormous amount of time and effort into compiling this valuable history and shares it with us below. Such a cool story; such amazing athletes who came before us, who inspire us still! As Rob points out, this is a living breathing document, and your input, your stories, your memories are very welcome; please share!
|From left: Tormod Mobraaten, Olav Ulland, Petter Hugsted, Kjell Stordalen; photo from US Ski-Snowboard Hall of Fame
|Four-man demo ski jump in Sun Valley. From left: Olav Ulland, Gustav Raaum, Alf Engen, Kjell Stordalen; photo from KUOW.org