Billy Kidd Professional Alpine Skier

William Winston "Billy" Kidd (born April 13, 1943 in Burlington, Vermont) is a former alpine ski racer, a member of the U.S. Ski Team from 1962-70 and a pro racer from 1970-72. Kidd grew up in the 1950s in the ski town of Stowe, Vermont, where his family ran a motel, and he became a top junior ski racer at Stowe with the Mount Mansfield Ski Team. Kidd skied for the University of Vermont in Burlington before being named to the U.S. Ski Team in 1962. A silver medalist in the slalom at the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Kidd was the first American man (along with Jimmie Heuga, who took bronze in the same race) to earn an Olympic medal in alpine skiing. Both Kidd and Heuga were just 20 years old at the time. Kidd also took third in the combined, then a non-medal event in the Olympics (but a world championship medal event). He finished 8th in the giant slalom and 16th in the downhill. In the last non-World Cup season of 1966, he won three big races in Europe and was actually outracing Jean-Claude Killy. Kidd suffered the first of two major injuries that almost ended his career, an ankle sprain, which resulted in a tendon operation.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 13th, 1943
Place of birth
Burlington, Vermont, United States of America
Nationality
United States of America

Education

1. University of Colorado Boulder Colleges/University

The University of Colorado Boulder (unofficially University of Colorado at Boulder, although also commonly referred to as CU-Boulder, CU, Boulder, or Colorado) is a public research university located in Boulder, Colorado, United States. It is the flagship university of the University of Colorado system and was founded five months before Colorado was admitted to the union in 1876. According to The Public Ivies: America's Flagship Public Universities (2001), it is considered one of the thirty "Public Ivy League" schools.

Institution info

Type Public university
Endowment
2012. 386 mil. $
2010. 331 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1876
Headquarters
914 Broadway, 80309 - Boulder, Colorado
Undergraduates
2013. 25,981
2010. 26,648
2009. 27,069
Postgraduates
2013. 5,721
2010. 6,049
Acceptance rate
2013. 88.0 %
2011. 86.9 %
2010. 87.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 8.76 K $
2011. 9.15 K $
2010. 8.51 K $
2009. 7.93 K $
2008. 7.28 K $
Official web page www.colorado.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of Colorado Boulder connected by profession and/or age

b. 1943., Professional Alpine Skier
b. 1945., Professional Alpine Skier
b. 1946., Astronaut
b. 1938., Politician
b. 1943., Politician
b. 1946., Organization leader
b. 1948., American Football Wide receiver
b. 1947., Novelist

2. University of Vermont Colleges/University

The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, more commonly known as the University of Vermont or UVM, is a public research university and, after 1862, the U.S. state of Vermont's land-grant university. The University is commonly known as "UVM," an abbreviation of its Latin name, Universitas Viridis Montis (University of the Green Mount). UVM is one of the original eight Public Ivies.

Type Public university
Endowment
2013. 351 mil. $
2009. 272 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1791
Headquarters
85 South Prospect Street, 05405 - Burlington, Vermont
Undergraduates
2013. 9,970
2010. 11,593
2009. 11,382
Postgraduates
2013. 1,811
2010. 1,961
Acceptance rate
2012. 77.0 %
2010. 75.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 13.7 K $
2011. 14.8 K $
2010. 14.1 K $
2009. 13.6 K $
2008. 12.8 K $
Official web page www.uvm.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of Vermont connected by profession and/or age

b. 1964., Professional Alpine Skier
b. 1948., Painting Artist
b. 1946., Writer
b. 1943., Politician
b. 1948., Professional Ice hockey Player
b. 1946., Politician
b. 1948., Journalist
b. 1942., Writer

Olympic medals

1964 Winter Olympics Innsbruck

The 1964 Winter Olympics, officially known as the IX Olympic Winter Games, was a winter multi-sport event which was celebrated in Innsbruck, Austria, from January 29 to February 9, 1964. The Games included 1091 athletes from 36 nations, and the Olympic Torch was carried by Joseph Rieder, a former alpine skier who had participated in the 1956 Winter Olympics. The Games were affected by the deaths of Australian alpine skier Ross Milne and British luge slider Kazimierz Kay-Skrzypeski, during training, and by the deaths, three years earlier, of the entire US figure skating team and family members.

Medal Event Date Location Other medalists
Silver
Alpine Skiing - Men's Slalom Axamer Lizum

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