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The first International Masters Championships were slated for Steamboat Springs but, due to a scheduling conflict, they had to be moved at the
Jumps in L. Placid  
last minute to Lake Placid. Teams were invited from several European countries, but only the Norwegians showed up, and did they show up, about 120 strong. One Canadian and about 25 U.S. skiers appeared on the start lists. The Norwegian contingent dominated the event, both in numbers and in placings. Organizer, Peter Langlois arranged nine days of activities for the visiting skiers. The Norwegians traveled by bus from the Boston airport directly to Salisbury CT, where many of them ignored jet lag and took part in the annual competition on the 70 meter (K) Satre Hill ski jump. From there, it was off to Lake Placid for a week of skiing, sight seeing, shopping and parties.

 

 Here are counts of skiers

 taken from score sheets.

 None skied only the P-70.



          --- K-48 ---  K

Cl Ages  US NOR CAN Tot 86

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1 30-34   7   6  0  13   3

2 35-39   4  15  1  20  11

3 40-44   6  19  0  25  12

4 45-49   1  12  0  13   3

5 50-54   1   6  0   7   1

6 55-59   2   1  0   3   0

7 60-64   0   3  0   3   0

8 65-69   0   2  0   2   0

9 70-74   0   2  0   2   0

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         21  66  1  88  30

Competitions and banquet were squeezed into a less than 40 hour period. The small hill (K-48m) competition was held Thursday night under the lights, in a heavy snowstorm. The quality of the jumping was excellent in spite of the weather.

Participants arriving at the Friday night banquet were greeted by thunder, lightning and pouring rain (yes, on February 16). By morning, the precipitation had turned to swirling snow. On the jumps, the ravages of the rain were covered by just enough snow to make skiing possible, though not appealing. In addition, some of the jumpers were no doubt feeling the effects of hard partying at the previous night's banquet. All of this combined with a gusty wind on Saturday morning convinced many of the jumpers to become spectators.

In 2014 we converted the early IMC result sheets to digital images with a scanner, then edited the images and produced web pages of the results. Here are the results for the first IMC in three pages which display these images.

[ P-30 m Jumping ]     [ P-40 m Jumping ]     [ P-70 m Jumping ]    

Directly after the jump, many of the competitors loaded into cars and buses and traveled four hours to Brattleboro VT to participate in the annual competition on the 90 meter (K) Harris Hill ski jump.

Here are the medal winners for the first IMC in Lake Placid:





                  38 meter (K)                  86 meter (K)



Class 9     1.  Ragnvald Ruud      NOR

 70-74      2.  Olai Lie           NOR



Class 8     1.  Odd Aarnes         NOR

 65-69      2.  Halvor Svartdal    NOR



                  48 meter (K)



Class 7     1.  Nils Eriksen       NOR

 60-64      2.  Herman Sondrrud    NOR

            3.  Aange Nilsen       NOR



Class 6     1.  John Eidem         NOR

 55-59      2.  Sig Malvik         USA

            3.  Ray Aasen          USA



Class 5     1.  Willy Johansen     NOR        Don West           USA

 50-54      2.  Alan Andersen      NOR

            3.  Svein Glomsvoll    NOR



Class 4     1.  Guttorm Bakke      NOR        Jorgen Brenden     NOR

 45-49      2.  Jorgen Brenden     NOR        Harold Skalleberg  NOR

            3.  Svein Engmann      NOR        Gjert Andersen     NOR



Class 3     1.  Ronald Jensen      NOR        Ronald Jensen      NOR

 40-44      2.  Kent Inge Hansen   NOR        Kent Inge Hansen   NOR

            3.  Jorgen Nordskog    NOR        Leif Andreassen    NOR



Class 2     1.  Ole Johan Arnestad NOR        Stig Hallingbye    USA

 35-39      2.  Stig Hallingbye    USA        Jan Skevik         NOR

            3.  Rune Dahl          NOR        Ole Johan Arnestad NOR



Class 1     1.  Roger Ruud         NOR        Roger Ruud         NOR

 30-34      2.  Stig Dahl          NOR        Karl Busk          NOR

            3.  Walter Malmquist   USA        Stig Dahl          NOR



That's all for IMC 1990, now on to Norway for IMC 1991, ...


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