1954 NCAA Skiing Championships
The 1954 NCAA Skiing Championships were contested at the first annual NCAA-sanctioned ski tournament to determine the individual and team national champions of men's collegiate alpine and cross country skiing in the United States. This championships were held March 4–7 at Slide Mountain outside Reno, Nevada, hosted by the University of Nevada.
|Dates||March 4–7, 1954|
|Host(s)||University of Nevada|
|4 (5 titles)|
|Champions||Denver (1st title)|
Denver finished ahead of Seattle to claim the team championship; the Pioneers were coached by Willy Schaeffler. Nevada senior Pat Myers won the downhill, edging out Olympian Darrell Robison of Utah.
Four events were held, which yielded five individual titles.
- Thursday: Cross Country
- Friday: Downhill
- Saturday: Slalom
- Sunday: Jumping
|Cross Country||Marvin Crawford||Denver||50:09.0|
- "Nevadan wins downhill in NCAA ski test". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). United Press. March 6, 1954. p. A6.
- "Cougars, Vandals trail in ski mix". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. March 7, 1954. p. 2, sports.
- "NCAA Skiing Championships Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
- Bennyhoff, Robert (March 8, 1954). "Denver cops national ski tourney". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). United Press. p. B4.
- "Denver ski birds win NCAA jump; Vandals fourth". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. March 8, 1954. p. 8.
- "Slatter Crawford paces Denver to NCAA lead". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. March 5, 1954. p. 11.
- ""Norway's gift" captures slalom". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. March 7, 1954. p. 3, sports.