(L-R) Bode Miller and Andrew Weibrecht visit the USA House in the Olympic Village at the Olympic Games Sochi 2014 on Feb. 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
They shared the Olympic super-G podium twice, and now they’ll be Hall of Famers together.
Six-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller and two-time Olympic medalist Andrew Weibrecht were named Thursday to the 2019 class of athletes inducted into U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. The skiers, along with longtime U.S. Ski & Snowboard executive Tom Kelly, will be formally inducted during the weekend of April 4-6, 2019, with a ceremony at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City.
Both alpine skiers left an indelible mark on their sport, with Miller a five-time Olympian and six-time medalist, and Weibrecht making it to three Winter Games and winning two medals. At their peaks, both brought an exciting brand of ski racing to fans and were renowned for their athleticism and bravery on the slopes.
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“I always tried to ski in a way that inspired myself and ski racing fans and I appreciate this support from the industry,” Miller said in a statement.
Weibrecht, of Lake Placid, New York, made his world cup debut in 2006 and Olympic debut in 2010 in Vancouver. Improbably, he won the bronze medal that year in super-G, despite having never recorded a top-10 finish on the world cup circuit. Then he upgraded to a silver medal in Sochi with a similarly stunning performance. Weibrecht came from 29th place to second that day in Sochi, finishing just ahead of Miller on the podium. In Vancouver, Miller finished with silver and Weibrecht bronze.
Joining the skiers in the Hall of Fame is Kelly, who served as U.S. Ski & Snowboard VP of communications for more than three decades. He retired this past summer.
Todd Kortemeier is a sportswriter, editor and children’s book author from Minneapolis. He is a contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.