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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

NCT Volunteer to be Inducted in Ski Hall of Fame

Cary Adgate
Cary Adgate at the Kircher Cup at Boyne Mountain (photo by Boyne Mountain)
from a news release of Michigan Ski News
and the Boyne Mountain web site

Cary Adgate is an NCT volunteer who maintains a section of trail in Northern Michigan near Mancelona. Ed.

The U.S. Ski Team's Liz McIntyre, Nelson Carmichael, and Cary Adgate, along with a man who set the precedent in American ski mountaineering, Bill Briggs, will be inducted to the U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in April according to Tom West, president. Both Olympic medalists, McIntyre and Carmichael will be recognized alongside Adgate, an Olympian who was named 2005 Masters Racer of the Year, and Briggs, who has a collection of famous first descents to his name.

Cary Adgate is a Midwesterner who made his first race turns on Boyne Mountain in Michigan. In 1971 he won the U.S. Junior National Championship at age 17. He joined the U.S. Ski Team in 1973 and won the Can-Am Overall Championship, the Can-Am GS championship and the Roch Cup downhill/overall championship. He earned the U.S. Alpine Championship title in slalom or combined six times, and was a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 1976 and '80. Adgate turned to professional skiing in 1981, competing in Bob Beattie's World Pro Skiing Tour. He became the only skier to win back-to-back races in his pro debut, going on to win 25 professional victories and the 1984 U.S. Pro Championships. In 2005 he won three U.S. Masters Championship events and was named Ski Racing Magazine's 2005 Master Racer of the Year. He currently is Boyne USA Resorts' Snowsports Ambassador and mentors several racing programs.

Cary Adgate now promotes public awareness of the great recreational and competitive programs that Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands offer. Additionally, he serves in an advisory capacity to several departments of the Boyne operation and is involved as a guest coach with Boyne's various race training and competition programs.

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