Magnus Satre (deceased)
Year Inducted: 1963
Born: 1904 Trysil, Norway
Died: 1955 Salisbury, CT
Karl Magnus Satre was a force in cross country skiing in the United States in the late 1920's and 1930's. He excelled as well in ski jumping which enabled him to win Nordic combined events.
He arrived in the United States in 1927 and settled in Salisbury, CT where he lived the remainder of his life. He won the 18K cross country championship in 1928 along with the eastern championship for the same event and repeated these victories in 1929 and 1930. He claimed the eastern cross country titles in the 10 mile and 32 mile in 1931 and competed at the 1932 Olympic Games for Norway. He had been a member of the Norwegian military team prior to his departure for the United States and had been expected to compete at the Olympic Games in 1928.
In 1933 he repeated his eastern titles adding the national championship at both distances and the national nordic combined title to his resume. Altogether he laid claim to six national titles while competing in the United States.
He was a member of the U.S. Olympic Team in 1936. Throughout his life he, along with his brother Paul (Honored Member, Class of 1971), devoted himself to encouraging youngsters in the Salisbury area. An older brother, Johan. was the 1927 national champion in the 18K event..