Julius Blegen (deceased)
Year Inducted: 1968
Born: September 29, 1890 Oslo, NOR
Died: December 19, 1942 Minneapolis, MN
Julius P. Blegen was a two time national cross country champion ( 1911, 1912) and was selected to the United States' first Winter Olympic Team in 1924. He was coach of the U.S. Olympic Ski Team in 1932. He was the founding president of the Central United States Ski Association and the treasurer of the National Ski Association from 1937 until his death in 1942.
An early member of the National Ski Patrol and a tireless worker for skiing, he served in many capacities throughout his life, His achievements are recognized through the Julius Blegen Award for outstanding service to the sport of skiing. It is presented annually by the USSA.