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Bill Beck

Full name: William LeBaron "Bill" Beck
Gender: Male
Born: September 1, 1929 in Melrose, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 16, 2017 in Middlebury, Vermont, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Biography

Bill Beck grew up in Vermont and skied for Dartmouth, graduating in 1953. Beck was on the US Ski Team from 1951-57, placing fifth at the 1952 Olympic downhill, and also finished fifth that year in the Arlberg-Kandahar downhill. He also competed at the 1954 World Championships. After his competitive career ended, Beck stayed active in the ski industry as a coach, industry representative, and sport shop owner. With friend and skiier Verne Goodwin, Beck founded the SkiHaus stores in Middlebury and Rutland, Vermont, and Beck-Goodwin, Inc., a sales firm for ski equipment in the eastern half of the US. In 1970, they sold Beck-Goodwin, Inc. to the Garcia Corporation. Beck later opened Bill Beck Real Estate, a residential real estate firm in Middlebury, Vermont. He was inducted into the Vermont Ski Hall of Fame in 2009.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Winter 22 Oslo Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill United States USA 5
1956 Winter 26 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill United States USA AC DQ

Men's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Winter 22 Oslo Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings 5 2:33.3
1956 Winter 26 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings AC DQ
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