Patty Boydstun

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Patty Boydstun
— Alpine skier —
Disciplines Slalom
Born (1951-12-22) December 22, 1951 (age 65)
Council, Idaho, U.S.
Height 5 ft 0 in (1.52 m)
World Cup debut April 1968 (age 16)
Retired March 1974 (age 22)
Olympics
Teams 1 – (1972)
Medals 0
World Championships
Teams 1 – (1972),
includes Olympics
Medals 0
World Cup
Seasons 5 – (197074)
Podiums 0   (10 top tens)
Overall titles 0 – (24th in 1972)
Discipline titles 0 – (14th in SL, 1972)

Patricia "Patty" Boydstun (-Hovdey) (born December 22, 1951) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from the United States.

Born in Council, Idaho, she competed on the World Cup circuit in the early 1970s, and finished eighth in the slalom at the 1972 Winter Olympics. She had ten top ten finishes in World Cup slaloms; the first came at age 16 in April 1968 at Heavenly Valley, California.

In March 1970, Boydstun won the U.S. national title in slalom in Vermont at Glen Ellen,[1][2] which was later annexed by adjacent Sugarbush.

Raised in McCall, Boydstun learned to ski and race at the Little Ski Hill[3] and Brundage Mountain, where her father Johnny was its first employee and mountain manager for 27 years.[4]

She married Dean Hovdey in the 1970s and they founded a sporting goods store in McCall which they continue to own and operate.[5]

World Cup results[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Downhill
1968 16 55 42
1970 18 30 21
1971 19 26 18
1972 20 24 14
1973 21
1974 22

Points were only awarded for top ten finishes (see scoring system).

Race top tens[edit]

  • 10 top tens - (all in slalom)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
1968 6 Apr 1968 United States Heavenly Valley, USA Slalom 10th
1970 3 Jan 1970 West Germany Oberstaufen, West Germany Slalom 7th
2 Feb 1970 Italy Abetone, Italy Slalom 9th
1971 16 Dec 1970 France Val-d'Isère, France Slalom 8th
9 Jan 1971 West Germany Oberstaufen, West Germany Slalom 5th
14 Jan 1971  Switzerland  Grindelwald, Switzerland Slalom 10th
24 Feb 1971 United States Heavenly Valley, USA Slalom 10th
1972 13 Jan 1972 Austria Bad Gastein, Austria Slalom 7th
19 Jan 1972  Switzerland  Grindelwald, Switzerland Slalom 9th
3 Mar 1972 United States Heavenly Valley, USA Slalom 5th

Olympic results Olympic rings with white rims.svg[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom  Giant
 Slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
1972 20 8 not run not run

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strauss, Michael (March 15, 1970). "Palmer and Miss Boydstun take titles in National Skiing Championships". New York Times. p. 198. 
  2. ^ "National alpine ski titles to Palmer, Patty Boydstun". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. p. 3, sports. 
  3. ^ "Hometown Hills: Little Ski Hill". Idaho Public Television. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ Seeds, George. "The History of Brundage Mountain Resort" (PDF). McCall. (Winter/Spring 2007). pp. 90–101. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ "About Us". (McCall, Idaho): Home Town Sports. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 

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