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Bryan & Jerry
Group photo - 2
Suzanne & Gary
Bryan at podium
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Timo at attention
Bryan’s parents
Jerry at podium
Jerry & Bryan
Viewing display - 7
Bryan, Patty Brown, Jerry
Ribbon Cutting
Special Induction - Jerry Borgen A special mid-year Hall of Fame induction was one of the highlights of our Grand Opening. Jerry Borgen, who was one of the founders of the American Ski Jumping Hall of Fame, was inducted as a member of the HOF. Jerry was the last active member of Red Wing’s Aurora Ski Club, has been involved in the development of the American Ski Jumping organization, the HOF, and the museum. and has served as its president.  He’s in several of the photos at left, but the most important is at top left, where he’s being congratulated on his induction by Bryan Sanders, 1992 Olympian.
American Ski Jumping HOF & Museum Grand Opening Jan 25, 2014 Public welcomed to expanded display area at the historic St James Hotel, Red Wing MN The American Ski Jumping Hall of Fame and Museum celebrated its Grand Opening on January 25.  The display area is housed on the second floor of the elegant and historic St James Hotel in Red Wing MN, “The Birthplace of American Ski Jumping.”  It now occupies a much larger space, and will feature a much more extensive display of the history of this spectacular sport in this country, from the time It was introduced by Norwegian immigrants in the 1880s to the present day.  Video clip from Kare11, Minneapolis The first documented ski jumping competition in America was held in Red Wing in 1887, and history continues to be made.  Just a few weeks after our grand opening, women competed in the Olympics for the first time. Doors opened at 3:00 on Saturday.  The award-winning documentary “Ready to Fly,” the story of the long battle for recognition and inclusion of female jumpers at the highest level of the sport, was shown at 4:00, followed by a dinner and program. 
Photos from our 2015 HOF Induction Banquet Click any of the thumbnails at right, then use your cursor to point at any part of the large picture at left; it will ZOOM to a much enlarged image which will appear over the thumbnails; you can then move cursor around to enlarge any part of the photo.
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