Year Inducted: 1976
Born: June 7, 1955 Brattleboro, Vermont
During the 1970's Bill Koch was America's leading cross country skier winning the U.S.'s first ever Olympic medal in the cross country. The silver medal winner in the 30K event in Innsbruck in 1976 also went on to win the overall World Cup title in 1982.
Koch was a four-time Olympian (1976, 1980, 1984 and 1992). He was highly regarded for his consistent and personally focused training program and was a product of eastern skiing.