Hank Kashiwa

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Hank Kashiwa (born 26 May 1949 in Old Forge, New York) is an American former alpine skier who competed in the 1972 Winter Olympics.

Kashiwa learned to ski on McCauley Mountain in his hometown of Old Forge.[1]

Kashiwa skied for the University of Colorado and was then a member of the Army ski team for two years.

From 1967-72, he was on the US team, where in 1969 he was the U.S. National ski racing champion.

He skied as an Alternate at the 1968 Grenoble Olympics.

Kashiwa skied the World Cup circuit from 1968–71, where he posted six top 10 finishes.

After racing in the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Kashiwa starred on the pro circuit from 1972–81, winning the World Pro Title in 1975.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, Phil (Feb 1994). The Kingdom of Ahs. Skiing. 
  2. ^ "Hank Kashiwa". Sports Reference.