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Lynch, Kerry

Date of Birth: July 31, 1957

City/State of Birth: Denver, Colorado

Current Residence: Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Olympics and Events Attended:
1980 Olympics, Lake Placid, New York - Nordic Combined
1984 Olympics, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia - Nordic Combined

Brief Biography:
Kerry Lynch began skiing at age 2. Since Kerry's family owned a ranch in the Grand Lake area, his "home" resort was Winter Park. With his brother and dad Kerry was active in alpine racing in the Rocky Mountain Division. While attending school in Granby he added ski jumping and cross country skiing to his accomplishments and enjoyed the four event "Ski Meister" competitions.

Kerry attended Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado on a ski scholarship. As a freshman he competed in the 1976 U.S. Nordic Junior Nationals in Terry Peak, South Dakota winning the gold medal in Nordic Combined. He was then named to the U. S. Nordic Combined Development Team beginning international competition in 1979. Kerry's first international win was in Kuopio, Finland two weeks after the 1980 Olympics. Lynch scored six World Cup wins including the famed Holmenkolen in Oslo, Norway and several podium results. In 1983 Kerry was ranked the top Nordic Combined skier in the world. He competed internationally until 1987 and went on to earn a BS degree from CU Denver in 1988.

Kerry recognized that he needed to spend time training at Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs to prepare for the top competitions in the world. He lived with the Crawford family training with Gary Crawford and other Nordic combined athletes. He credits that training system, which still exists today, for contributing to his success.

These days Kerry runs an independent commercial insurance agency and is a volunteer coach for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. His wife, Chrissy, was also a World Cup level cross-county ski competitor. The Lynches along with their two children Katherine and Erik have enjoyed living in Steamboat Springs since 1998.
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Tribal Lands Acknowledgement
The Board and Staff of the Tread of Pioneers Museum respectfully acknowledge the Ute people, the original inhabitants of Northwest Colorado, and other Indigenous Nations of this area where we now reside. We recognize that the establishment of this region impacted the lifeways of Native peoples and their communities. In accepting this, we are called to utilize this educational institution to teach stewardship of the land and continuing commitment to the inclusion and respect of these Nations and their traditional values for their homelands.