Picabo Street Among Olympic Hall of Fame Finalists

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on April 17, 2009 10:00 am

The U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame was established in 1983.  Since that time, only two skiers have been inducted.  Phil Mahre and adaptive skier Diana Golden-Brosnihan.  Only two!

Well hopefully that will soon change, as Picabo Street, the greatest American woman speed skier before anybody was named Lindsey Vonn, is one of 15 finalists.  A Sun Valley native, Picabo Street was a dominant force in alpine ski racing throughout the 1990s.  She’s a three time Olympian, winning super G gold at the ’98 Games in Nagano and a silver in downhill at the ’94 Games.  Street also medaled in three World Championships.

“It’s a huge honor and I was very flattered.  The nomination was kind of a flashback for me,” said Street. “I’ve spent the last couple of days reminiscing about what I’ve accomplished. When you’re a mom, as I am now, you spend so much time trying to make sure your kids have what they need and you put yourself on the back burner. It’s been nice to think about that again and feel good about myself and what I’ve accomplished in my life.”

You can help out Picabo’s cause by voting for her here. Wonder how many times Julia Mancuso will be clicking to vote for Picabo?

U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, Class of 2009 Nominees


Greg Barton, canoe/kayak

Jeff Blatnick, wrestling

Valerie Brisco-Hooks, athletics

Tracie Ruiz-Conforto, swimming

Teresa Edwards, basketball

Gary Hall, Sr., swimming

Michael Johnson, athletics

Mary T. Meagher, swimming

Sheila Young Ochowicz, speedskating

Darrell Pace, archery

Terry Schroeder, water polo

John Smith, wrestling

Picabo Street, alpine skiing

Peter Westbrook, fencing

Willye White, athletics


Jean Driscoll, athletics

David Larson, athletics

Greg Mannino, alpine skiing

Tony Volpentest, athletics

Sarah Will, alpine skiing


1976 U.S. Women’s 4×100 Freestyle Relay Team

1992 U.S. Men’s Basketball Team

1996 U.S. Synchronized Swimming Team

1998 U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey Team
2002 U.S. Women’s Bobsled Team

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