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Crawford, Marvin


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Date of Birth: 1932

City/State of Birth: Denver, Colorado

Current Residence: Deceased

Olympics and Events Attended:
1952 Olympics, Oslo, Norway - Ski Jumping
1956 Olympics, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy - Nordic Combined

Brief Biography:
Winning the National College Athletic Association's jumping, cross-country and slalom titles as a junior at the University of Denver in 1953 was just one of the many distinctions for Marvin. He gained the title of "best four way skier in the United States" by winning more first places than any other collegiate skier in the history of the sport during the 1950's and went on to place 23rd in the 1956 Olympics, earning the highest combined point total ever achieved by an American until that time. He was a 14-time national champion in Nordic skiing.

He served as General Manager for Storm Mountain Ski Area from 1964 ~ 1967 and went on to become a developer for Storm Meadows Resort in Steamboat. Marvin was inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame in 1979 and the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame in 1981.

Later, as a member of the Denver Olympic committee, Marvin helped raise thousands of dollars along with Marvin Elkins, John Fetcher and Jim Golden of the Blue Ribbon Citizens Committee to further build an improve jumping facilities at Howelsen Hill.

Marvin passed away in January of 2005. He was 74.





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