Actual 1960 Jumping Skis! ~ A wonderful donation by Laura (Vincelette) Brewer, Al Vincelette, and Linda Vincelette Sehidoglu and their families

Actual 1960 Jumping Skis! ~ A wonderful donation by Laura (Vincelette) Brewer, Al Vincelette, and Linda Vincelette Sehidoglu and their families

The great skier Al Vincellette, winner of multiple titles, won the National Nordic Combined Championship on Feb 8th 1960 and went on to represent the US in the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley.  Al competed for the US in both nordic events and ski jumping which would be unheard of these days.    We are so fortunate that the family of Al donated his Olympic jumping skis which will be on display for everyone to enjoy shortly. The skis are made of wood and, unbelievable for that time, had plastic molded bottoms and stand over 7 feet tall.  There are no metal edges, as with ski jumping there is no turning, and therefore, no wear on the sides. Thank you so much Laura (Vincelette) Brewer, Al Vincelette, and Linda Vincelette
Sehidoglu and their families at present!  ~~~~~~~ (You can see David Antonucci’s Tahoe TV interview about the skis and donation under the “Event Video” link on “Events/Press” page).

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