Doug Lewis (skier)

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Doug Lewis
— Alpine skier —
Disciplines Downhill, Super-G,
Giant slalom, Combined
Born (1964-01-18) January 18, 1964 (age 54)
Middlebury, Vermont, U.S.
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
World Cup debut March 11, 1984 (age 20)
Retired March 1988 (age 24)
Olympics
Teams 2 - (1984, 1988)
Medals 0
World Championships
Teams 2 - (1985, 1987)
Medals 1 (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 5 - (19841988)
Wins 0
Podiums 1 - (1 DH)
Overall titles 0 - (39th in 1985)
Discipline titles 0 - (15th in DH, 1985)

Douglas Grey Lewis (born January 18, 1964) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer with the U.S. Ski Team in the mid-1980s. Born in Middlebury, Vermont, he was a two-time Olympian in 1984 and 1988.[1]

After competing in the 1984 Olympics at age 20, Lewis made his World Cup debut a month later in March 1984 with an 8th-place finish at Whistler, BC. The following season, Lewis had two World Cup top ten finishes and was the bronze medalist in the downhill at the 1985 World Championships at Bormio, Italy.[2][3] He was unknown at that time, and having a bib number behind the best 15 racers he did gatecrash a party of three Swiss racers on the podium (and pushing away Franz Heinzer). His only World Cup podium came six months later, a second-place finish in Las Leñas, Argentina, in August 1985.

Lewis is currently an analyst for alpine ski racing with Universal Sports, and also runs a children's sports camp with locations in Waitsfield, Vermont, and Park City, Utah.[4] He is a 1991 graduate of the University of Vermont.[5]

World Cup results[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
1984 20 79 not
awarded
27
1985 21 59 51 25
1986 22 39 15 36
1987 23 53 19
1988 24
  • Points were only awarded for top fifteen finishes (see scoring system).

Top ten finishes[edit]

Season Date Location Discipline Place
1984 11 Mar 1984 Canada Whistler, BC, Canada Downhill 8th
1985 15 Dec 1984 Italy Val Gardena, Italy Downhill 9th
11 Jan 1985 Austria Kitzbühel, Austria Downhill 10th
Italy 1985 World Championships
1986 16 Aug 1985 Argentina Las Leñas, Argentina Downhill 2nd
17 Jan 1986 Austria Kitzbühel, Austria Downhill 5th
8 Mar 1986 United States Aspen, CO, USA Downhill 8th
1987 28 Feb 1987 Japan Furano, Japan Downhill 7th
7 Mar 1987 United States Aspen, CO, USA Downhill 9th

World championship results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 Slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
1985 21 not run 3
1987 23 29

Olympic results Olympic rings without rims.svg[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom  Giant
 Slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
1984 20 not run 24 not run
1988 24 32

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Douglas Lewis". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2009-10-11. Retrieved 2010-02-08.
  2. ^ "Swiss dominate world skiing". Lewiston Daily Sun. (Maine). Associated Press. February 4, 1985. p. 18.
  3. ^ "World Ski Championships: Downhill". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). February 4, 1985. p. 4B.
  4. ^ "Eliteam". Retrieved 2015-04-29.
  5. ^ "Olympians". University of Vermont.

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