1961 NCAA Skiing Championships

The 1961 NCAA Skiing Championships were contested at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl in Hancock, Vermont at the eighth annual NCAA-sanctioned ski tournament to determine the individual and team national champions of men's collegiate alpine, cross country skiing, and ski jumping in the United States.[1]

1961 NCAA Skiing Championships
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Tournament information
SportCollege skiing
LocationVermont Hancock, Vermont
DatesMarch 9–11, 1961
Host(s)Middlebury College
Venue(s)Middlebury College Snow Bowl
Number of
4 (7 titles)
Final positions
ChampionsDenver (5th title)
1st runners-upMiddlebury
2nd runners-upColorado
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Middlebury is located in the United States
Location in the United States

Denver, coached by Willy Schaeffler, captured their fifth national championship, the first since 1957, edging out host Middlebury in the team standings.[2] This was the start of Denver's seven straight titles from 1961 through 1967.


This year's championships were held March 9–11 in Vermont at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl in Hancock. Middlebury College, located in nearby Middlebury, served as hosts.

These were the first NCAA Championships hosted by Middlebury, the second in Vermont (Northfield, 1955), and third in the East (Lyme, New Hampshire, 1958).

Team scoringEdit

Rank Team Points
  Denver 376.19
  Middlebury 366.94
  Colorado 365.54
4 Dartmouth 356.06
5 New Hampshire 332.39
6 Maine 325.66
7 Idaho 309.51
8 Washington 278.57
9 Williams 277.55

Individual eventsEdit

Snow Bowl
Location in Vermont

Four events were held, which yielded seven individual titles.

  • Thursday: Downhill, Cross Country
  • Friday: Slalom
  • Saturday: Jumping
Event Champion
Skier Team Time/Score
Alpine Buddy Werner Colorado 1:39.67
Cross Country Charlie Akers Maine 69:17
Downhill Gordi Eaton Middlebury 1:15.3
Jumping   Chris Selbekk Denver 226.3
Nordic John Bower Middlebury 3:14.12
Skimeister Art Bookstrom Dartmouth 366.24
Slalom Buddy Werner Colorado 1:35.2

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "NCAA Skiing Championships Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved November 11, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c "Denver regains ski supremacy". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. March 12, 1961. p. 8.
  3. ^ "Coloradoans lead NCAA skiing meet". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. March 10, 1961. p. 6.
  4. ^ "Colorado skiers leading NCAA". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). UPI. March 10, 1961. p. B8.
  5. ^ "Denver U. leads NCAA ski meet". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. March 11, 1961. p. 8.

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