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Wendell Broomhall

Full name: Wendell W. Broomhall
Nickname(s): Chummy
Gender: Male
Born: December 3, 1919 in Mexico, Maine, United States
Affiliations: Chisholm Ski Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Biography

Wendell “Chummy” Broomhall had a long career in skiing, both as a competitor, soldier, and administrator of the sport. He competed in the 1948 and 1952 Winter Olympics, but also helped organize the 1951 FIS World Nordic Championships, held in Rumford, Maine. At the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics he was Chief of Events for the cross-country competitions, where he introduced machine grooming to the cross-country courses. During World War II, Broomhall served in the 10th Mountain Division. Broomhall coached numerous local skiers in Maine, including several Olympians, notably Bob Pidacks. He later donated 300 acres of his own land in the Maine wilderness to Black Mountain of Maine, and the Chisholm Ski Club has used this to develop ski trails. Broomhall was inducted into the US Ski Hall of Fame in 1981.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Men's 18 kilometres United States USA 65
1952 Winter 32 Oslo Cross Country Skiing Men's 18 kilometres United States USA 57
1952 Winter 32 Oslo Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay United States USA 12

Men's 18 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing United States Final Standings 65 1-31:40
1952 Winter 32 Oslo Cross Country Skiing United States Final Standings 57 1-14:06 31:20 53

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1952 Winter 32 Oslo Cross Country Skiing United States USA Final Standings 12 42:58 2-53:28 12