More Salisbury, CT. Ski Jumping
Some Pictures from the Old Days

In anticipation of the SWSA 75th Anniversary bash in February 2001, the Salisbury folks brushed the dust off of some classic ski photos. At first, we challenged you to figure out who these famous old ski people are, but now we will add names and a little chat about some of them. They include a National Champion, an Olympic Champion, a nine-time Eastern Veterans Class Champion, a long time Eastern FIS judge (jumping), and the Babe Ruth of American Ski Jumping.
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Roy Sherwood shows proper form in 1950!
Roy is SWSA's favorite son, the most successful ski jumper to come out of the local program. (Birger Torrison and the Satres all learned skiing in their native Norway.) Roy was honored at the banquet with a special award recognizing his achievements and contributions. You will find several photos of Roy in this collection.
 

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winner
Reese Harris congratulates Dr. Philip Dunham,
the "flying dentist" of Brattleboro.
Phil dominated Eastern Veterans
Class (Masters) competition during
the 1960's, winning nine Eastern
Veterans titles and a National gold medal.

 

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Roy Sherwood in flight at age seventeen.

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Roy, again...
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The immortal Torger Tokle
[ Read about Torger ]

White shirt and necktie was the
proper uniform for the sport back then!


 

Classy! No hat, no goggles, skis tight together. Norwegian Arnfinn Bergmann jumped to gold in the 1952 Olympics on the famous Holmenkollen ski jump above Oslo, Norway. Those Olympic games marked the healing of Norway's spirit after the nazi occupation of World War II.

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Who said that the V-style is new?
If you look carefully in this old newspaper photo, you will see Bill Avison in flight. Bill went on to be a well-travelled FIS judge and Chairman of the Eastern Jumping Committee. In the 1970's, his license plate read "Mr. Ski". After decades of bachelorhood, Bill married and now lives in Bondville VT and skis 40-50 days each winter (but he keeps his skis close to the ground).
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Roy Sherwood again
with brother Stubby.

Notice the wooden skis. Shellac was the bottom treatment of choice and waxing was a black art.


The 75th Anniversary celebration and reunion was a great success!
See a brief report with pictures.


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