Year Inducted: 2008
Born: August 21, 1953 Lansing, Michigan
Cary Adgate enjoyed an 18 year career at the top of world class competition as an amateur and professional in ski racing. In 1971 he won a junior national championship and a year later won the prestigious Roch Cup downhill while still a teenager. The Can Am overall champion in 1973 he went on the compete at the Europa and then World Cup level remaining in the top seed in slalom and giant slalom competition for several years.
From 1974 to 1980, when he retired from the US Ski Team he competed at two World Championships and two Olympic Games.
In 1981 he turned professional and enjoyed great success on Bob Beattie’s World Professional Skiing Tour. Named the top US Professional Racer in 1984 he earned 25 wins until his retirement in 1989. He was named Master Skier of the Year in 2005 by SKI Magazine. He continued his involvement in skiing as a Ski Sport Ambassador for Boyne USA Resorts and as one of the best competitors in Masters skiing events. He remains active promoting the enjoyment of the sport and as a fund raiser for the U.S. Ski Team and other ski related causes.