Jake Stewart – December 29th, 2023


  1. Dave F

    Great hearing this, Jake! Love that picture of Colin and Andy.

  2. Walter Malmquist

    That’s quite a crew in the picture above! National Champions, National Team members, World Speed record holder, and Olympians. It’s interesting that we think of metaphors in terms such as long-lasting ripples… Individual accomplishments take place in deeeeep waters which tend to make descriptions of them seem like ripples. Al Merrill’s contributions to and achievements in improving athletes’ performance levels and USA Nordic ski programs’ effectiveness were tsunamic from whatever perspective they might be viewed. Al had the knowledge, ability, and willingness to fill any spot in the chain at anytime he was needed… as well as being creative and innovative to introduce and implement new links that he saw were needed along the way.

    Gotta’ LOVE that picture of Vale de Temp in the 1920s. Sure miss seeing it these days.

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