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WALLACE JEROLD "BUDDY" WERNER (February 26, 1936 – April 12, 1964) was an American alpine ski racer in the 1950s and early 1960s.

CONTENTS

* 1 Early years * 2 Ski racing * 3 World Championship results * 4 Death * 5 Personal * 6 Legacy * 7 References * 8 External links

EARLY YEARS

Born and raised in Steamboat Springs , Colorado
Colorado
, Werner was the middle child of Ed "Pop" and Hazel Mae "Hazie" Werner. He and his siblings were accomplished skiers, and competed in both alpine and Nordic events on Howelsen Hill . Werner raced for the University of Colorado
Colorado
in the mid-1950s, making the 1956 Olympic team in his sophomore year, joining his elder sister, Skeeter Werner .

SKI RACING

Werner was selected for the U.S. Olympic Team three times: 1956 , 1960 , their bodies were found hours later, deaths attributed to suffocation .

Bogner, 22, and Henneberger were to be engaged that summer; he was tried by a Swiss court for homicide by negligence. He was initially acquitted, but the prosecution later won a conviction on appeal, of manslaughter by negligence, and Bogner received a two-month suspended sentence.

After a memorial service in Denver
Denver
, Werner's funeral in Steamboat Springs overflowed the United Methodist Church, and he was buried at the city cemetery at the base of Howelson Hill. Coach Bob Beattie and teammates from the U.S. Ski Team were pallbearers .

PERSONAL

In 1961, Werner married Vanda Norgren, the daughter of Denver industrialist C.A. Norgren, and they had no children. He was scheduled to complete his bachelor's degree at the University of Colorado
Colorado
in June 1964, and co-owned a ski shop with his sister Skeeter at the base of the fledgling Steamboat Ski Resort
Steamboat Ski Resort
.

LEGACY

Werner was posthumously inducted into the National Ski Hall of Fame later that year. Storm Mountain, the primary mountain of the new Steamboat Ski Resort
Steamboat Ski Resort
in his hometown, was renamed Mount Werner
Mount Werner
in his honor in February 1965. "Buddy's Run," which starts at the top of Storm Peak on Mount Werner, features a statue honoring Werner near the beginning of the run. He was inducted into the Colorado
Colorado
Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in 1977.

The city library in Steamboat Springs was named for Werner in 1967. The Buddy Werner League is a national youth ski racing program, similar to Little League for baseball.

REFERENCES

* ^ "Who was Buddy Werner?". Bud Werner Memorial Library. Retrieved December 1, 2012. * ^ A B Reichenberger, Joel (March 29, 2015). "The day Steamboat shook: Buddy Werner\'s death changed Steamboat forever". Steamboat Today. Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Retrieved January 18, 2016. * ^ A B Phillips, Autumn (January 12, 2003). "Werners became first family of Steamboat". Steamboat Today. Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Retrieved April 7, 2014. * ^ "Bud Werner breaks leg in practice". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. December 13, 1959. p. 2-sports. * ^ "Werner winner in downhill race". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. January 18, 1959. p. 3B. * ^ A B "Hahnenkamm champions, men, downhill". Kitzbüheler Ski Club. Retrieved April 7, 2014. * ^ A B "American gets win at Kitzbuehel". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. January 26, 2003. p. 9D. * ^ "Rieder top man in world slalom". Ottawa Citizen. Canada. Associated Press. February 3, 1958. p. 10. * ^ "Sailer ski champion". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. February 10, 1958. p. 2b. * ^ Wernick, Robert (February 17, 1958). "Bad day at Bad Gastein". Sports Illustrated: 40. * ^ "Brilliant windup by Toni Sailer". Ottawa Citizen. Canada. Associated Press. February 10, 1958. p. 11. * ^ "Zimmerman leads Austrian ski sweep". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. February 16, 1962. p. 13. * ^ "Chris Haas, Kranz win gold medals". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. February 19, 1962. p. 11. * ^ "Swift French star wins world slalom". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. February 14, 1962. p. 14. * ^ "Sports in brief: skiing". Lewiston Evening Journal. Maine. Associated Press. January 13, 1958. p. 9. * ^ A B "Winter races are recalled as skier dies". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. Associated Press. April 13, 1964. p. 16. * ^ Thomas, Tommy (April 4, 1968). "Skier\'s luck was all bad". Times-News. Hendersonville, North Carolina. NEA . p. 12. * ^ "Jean Saubert makes sweep in nationals". The Bulletin. Bend, Oregon. United Press International. March 23, 1964. p. 6. * ^ A B "U.S. ski ace buried in avalanche". Victoria Advocate. Texas. Associated Press. April 13, 1964. p. 1. * ^ "Scorecard: The man with no luck". Sports Illustrated: 15. April 20, 1964. * ^ "Ski star killed racing avalanche". Tuscaloosa News. Alabama. Associated Press. April 13, 1964. p. 1. * ^ "Fate finally put finger on Buddy Werner". Lewiston Evening Journal. Maine. Associated Press. April 13, 1964. p. 10. * ^ A B C "Tragedy stuns Bob Beattie". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. April 13, 2012. p. 10. * ^ "Alps \'white death\' claims Bud Werner and woman skier". St. Petersburg Times. Florida. news services. April 13, 1964. p. 1A. * ^ "German skier not to blame for 2 deaths". Montreal Gazette. Canadian Press. August 29, 1964. p. 2. * ^ "Deaths of skiers said homicide". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. United Press International. June 8, 1964. p. 2. * ^ "German skier acquitted of negligence". Vancouver Sun. Canada. United Press International. August 31, 1964. p. 11. * ^ "German convicted of manslaughter". Eugene-Register Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. April 1, 1965. p. 1D. * ^ "German skier found negligent". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. Associated Press. March 31, 1965. p. 2. * ^ "Funeral rites for Werner". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. UPI. April 16, 1964. p. 52. * ^ "Werner buried near slopes of ski start". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. April 18, 1964. p. 2, part 2. * ^ "Ski team attends Werner rites". Deseret News. Salt Lake City, Utah. UPI. April 18, 1964. p. 4A. * ^ "List of inducted members". National Ski Hall of Fame. Retrieved April 7, 2014. * ^ "Buddy Werner". Colorado
Colorado
Ski Hall of Fame. 1977. Retrieved April 7, 2014. * ^ Ross, Tom (March 13, 2013). "Library builds on Buddy Werner\'s place in Steamboat Springs history". Steamboat Today. Steamboat Springs Colorado. Retrieved April 7, 2013.

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