Weinbrecht selected for Skiing Hall of Fame

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:15

    West Milford-Local resident Donna Weinbrecht is one of four skiing greats who will be inducted into the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame in Ishpeming, Michigan on Jan. 28. The other members selected to the Class of 2004 are Alan Engen, Thor Groswold and Picabo Street. Richard Goetzman of Long Beach, California, President of the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame, announced the fourth class of inductees. The new quartet of honorees will up the exclusive membership to 23. There were no bases in worldwide moguls competition that Weinbrecht didn't touch during her travels on the international championship circuit during her 14-year stretch on the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team. In her quiet but naturally confident way, she taught herself how to run the moguls "by watching the guys." She qualified for the U.S. championships in 1986 and 1987. In 1988, she was picked for the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team. At her third shot at the U.S. championships that year she won the national women's mogul title. The next season, she was 1989 overall runner-up on the World Cup Grand Prix that is now the World Cup tour. Weinbrecht was the first Olympic moguls women's champion, FIS World Championship gold medalist and twice FIS World Championship silver medalist, five times World Cup moguls overall champ and completed her career with 46 World Cup wins. The U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of U.S. ski history.