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Local Olympian Biography Project

Documenting  Our Olympic Heritage

Steamboat Springs’ Olympic tradition is second to none. Boasting more winter Olympic athletes than any other town in North America, our Olympic heritage runs strong and deep. The Olympian Biography project was  initiated in 2006 and created in memory of Essie Whittemore who was such a faithful spectator at so many winter sport events. Essie's husband, Stan, and the museum saw the need for a comprehensive Olympian biography resource that would connect researchers with our rich Olympic heritage. Although museum staff made every attempt to contact the Olympians directly to acquire biographies and essential information from the Olympians themselves, not all responded to our information requests. As a result, museum staff researched the Olympians using a variety of sources: the U.S. Olympic Committee, Team USA, books, and museum research files. 

The following criteria used for this project: Olympians included on this project called Steamboat "home" at the time of this project, and either competed in an Olympics or were named to an Olympic team (but may not have competed).

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Steamboat Springs Olympians Stats

Special Thanks

A very special thank you to Stan Whittemore and Ed and Jayne Hill for their donations to this project,  Judy Ross at the Bud Werner Memorial Library , and museum staff. Additional thanks to  the Olympians who provided information, Mike Lane via Steamboat Ski & Resort, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, the U.S. Olympic Committee; Tom Bie and his "Steamboat: Ski Town USA" book (information and photo usage) and Sureva Towler for her "History of Skiing in Steamboat Springs" book (reference only).



Local Olympian Biographies

Alan Alborn

Bobby Aldighieri

Deb Armstrong

Jim Barrows

Ann Battelle

Manuela Berchtold

Ben Berend

Scott Berry

Phillippe Berube

Belle Brockhoff

Caroline Calve

Brett Camerota

Eric Camerota

Van Card

Nelson Carmichael

Callan Chythlook Sifsof

Nick Cleaver

Annelise Coberger

Marvin Crawford

Gary Crawford

Jeff Davis

Matt Dayton

Billy Demong

Patrick Deneen

Maria Despas-St. Pierre

Mick Dierdorff

Brendan Doran

Shannon Dunn-Downing

Tarsha Ebbern

Jere Elliott

Jon Elliott

Nita Englund

Kristoffer Erichensen

Ted Farwell

Kris Feddersen

Chad Fleischer

Bryan Fletcher

Taylor Fletcher

Kylie Gill

Taylor Gold

Arielle Gold

Jasper Good

Michelle Gorgone

Sacha Gros

Matt Grosjean

Ryan Heckman

Ray Heid

Robert Heid

Jed Hinkley

Fred Honebein

Jarryd Hughes

Dave Jarrett

Tyler Jewell

Clint Jones

Annie Kakela

Hank Kashiwa

Jaelin Kauf

William Kidd

Ellie Koyander

Ally Kunkel

Caroline A. Lalive

Ester Ledecka

Andy LeRoy

Jana Lindsey

Todd Lodwick

Kerry Lynch

Rosie Mancari

Travis Mayer

Adam McLeish

Chris McNeill

Rick Mewborn

Jack Miller

Michael Morse

Aaron Muss

Eliza Outtrim

Crosby Perry-Smith

Maria Quintana

Justin Reiter

Katy Rodolph-Wyatt

Ansten Samuelstuen

Tommy Schwall

Johanna Shaw

Erin Simmons

Jason Smith

Johnny Spillane

Ryan St. Onge

John Dwight Steele

Tim Tetreault

Craig Thrasher

Jorge Torrella

Mike Trapp

Linas Vaitkus

Carl Van Loan

Randy Weber

Paul Wegeman

Keith Wegeman

Rich Weiss

Loris Werner

Wallace Werner

Gladys Werner

Sven Wiik

Vic Wild

Todd Wilson

Gordon Wren

Kimiko Zakreski