Ragnar Omtvedt  (deceased)

Year Inducted: 1967

Born:  2/18/1890, Oslo, Norway

Died: 3/31/1975, St. Lucie County, Florida

Ragnar Omtvedt came to the United States in 1912 to compete in the annual Norge Ski Club Tournament.  He remained in America and was the national Class A ski jumping champion in 1913, 1914, 1917 and 1922.  He also set two national distance records.

He encouraged the development of a ski jump at Revelstoke, British Columbia that became a site for several world distance records.  He competed on the U.S. Olympic Team in 1924 finishing 35th in the 18 km cross country event but suffered a severe career ending fall in the ski jumping event that left him partially paralyzed. . 

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