Vermont Ski Museum welcomes Beck, Broomhall, Chaffee and Sheehan into Hall of Fame

first_imgThe Vermont Ski Museum is pleased to announce the 2009 Inductees into the Vermont Ski Museum Hall of Fame: Bill Beck, Erlon “Bucky” Broomhall, Suzy Chaffee, and Bobo Sheehan. The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to honor athletes, special contributors, and pioneers of Vermont skiing who promoted and/or contributed to the sport of skiing in Vermont; to document the histories of Inductees in the Museum’s collection; and to recognize their accomplishments through the Induction ceremony and the Hall of Fame exhibit. This year’s Induction ceremony will be on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at the Old Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, Vermont. Bill Beck, of Middlebury, Vermont, was a member of the National Ski Team from 1951-1957. He had the best downhill finish by an American male with his fifth place in the downhill at the 1952 Olympic Games. His record stood for 32 years until Bill Johnson won the gold medal in 1984. Beck also finished 5th, in 1952, in the prestigious Alberg-Kandahar Downhill, again a best ever by an American skier. He was a member of the 1954 World Championship Team, the 1956 Olympic Team Captain, and coach of the 1960 Olympic team. He remained active in the ski industry after retiring as a coach, industry representative, sport shop owner.  Robert “Bobo” Sheehan was a legendary coach from 1945-1968. He skied on the Newport Vermont High School team in 1939, 1940 before joining the Middlebury class of’44. Sheehan coached the Middlebury women’s team in 1946 and led the Middlebury men in 1948 to their first of two consecutive national championship titles. In the same year Becky Fraser ’46, captain of the 1944 and 1945 women’s teams, became the first Middlebury skier to compete for the U.S. Olympic Team. He coached the 1956 US Olympic Team. He was president of the Eastern Collegiate Ski Association and member of the Olympic Ski Games Committee. In 1984, Middlebury College dedicates the Robert “Bobo” Sheehan chairlift in celebration of 50 years of skiing at the College. Sheehan died in 1999. Erlon “Bucky” Broomhall, originally from Rumford, Maine, dedicated his career to giving opportunities to young skiers in Southern Vermont. Broomhall had a successful college career racing for the Western State College Cross Country Ski Team. He came to Bennington in 1966 “to head a total ski program for the kids of all ages from kindergarten through high school.” He coached cross country, jumping and downhill, winning 5 Vermont State High School championships and helping at least 25 skiers to the Junior Olympics. He was one of the first in the nation to coach a girl’s team and brought the first girl’s team to Junior Olympics in 1968. In 1969, he left his coaching position to start the Torger Tokel League, now known as the Bill Koch League to develop skiers not yet in high school. center_img Suzy Chaffee, from Rutland, VT, had a successful career on the US Women’s Ski Team competing in the downhill. Due to a miscalculation in wax, she did not fulfill her Olympic potential in the 1968 Games, but she received press for her silver racing suit. She used this press to launch many ventures including a modeling/endorsement/film career, a designer clothing line, and ski equipment made for women. She has been a strong advocate for women’s equality in sports. She joined the freestyle ski team as professional in 1971 and competed with the men since there was no women’s division; she won titles in 1971-73. She was one of the first two women to serve on the USOC’s Board of Directors; she assisted in the passage of the “Amateur Sport Act of 1978”; she served on president’s council on physical fitness under four administrations. Most recently she founded the Native Voices Foundation with the mission “to create joyful unity through sports and education to heal mother earth for all our children.”last_img read more

Jose Mourinho managing Tottenham is ‘great news’ for Premier League, says Robert Pires

first_img Comment Jose Mourinho managing Tottenham is ‘great news’ for Premier League, says Robert Pires Jose Mourinho got off to a winning start as Tottenham manager at West Ham (Picture: Getty)Robert Pires admits he’s ‘very sad’ that Mauricio Pochettino was sacked by Tottenham but says Jose Mourinho’s appointment is ‘great news’ for the Premier League.Mourinho enjoyed a winning start in his new job as Spurs survived a second-half fightback from West Ham to come away 3-2 victors from the London Stadium on Saturday.It was Tottenham’s first league win on the road since January and the north London outfit now sit in tenth place, level on points (19) with Mourinho’s former club Manchester United.Pochettino oversaw a dismal run of form at the start of Spurs’ season, but Pires has no doubts that the Argentine remains a top manager.ADVERTISEMENT Jose Mourinho pre- Olympiacos press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 27:59FullscreenJose Mourinho pre- Olympiacos press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.However, the former Arsenal winger believes Mourinho’s return to Premier League football can only be good for the English game.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I think it’s great news for football generally, and of course for the Premier League,’ the Frenchman told Omnisport. ‘Everyone knows that Mourinho is one of the best managers in the world‘He won lots of titles: Spain, Italy, and of course in the UK. In the UK, we know there is competition between Spurs and Gunners, but this is football and I’m very sad for Mauricio Pochettino. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 25 Nov 2019 4:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link567Shares Pochettino only managed three league wins as Spurs boss this term (Picture: Getty)Mourinho is set to come up against two former clubs in Manchester United and Chelsea in December and Roy Keane believes the Portuguese will show his ‘nasty side’ if Spurs begin to drop points.The ex-United captain told Sky Sports: ‘Mourinho will love playing Chelsea and will love going back to Old Trafford in a couple of weeks.‘His ego will be really big. He’ll be strong with his ego because that’s what he’ll be looking forward to.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘That’s what he’s in the game for, he’s a big character, his CV is amazing.‘We have to respect that, it’s good to see him back and hopefully there’s some fireworks on the touchline.‘We’ve seen it today, he was dead nice to everybody. I hope he’s not too nice, we need to see that nasty side. I’m sure we will when he starts dropping points.’Were Spurs right to swap Poch with Mourinho?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Jose Mourinho reveals conversation with Mauricio Pochettino’s son after taking over at Tottenhamcenter_img Pires is ‘very sad’ for former Spurs manager Pochettino (Picture: Getty)‘He is a great manager, only six months ago he got to the final of the Champions League.‘Unfortunately for him he lost against Liverpool and now he is sacked.‘So footballers or even the manager, things are tough.’ Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more