Billy Demong

2019 Lake Placid Hall of Fame Nominations Named

Press release excerpt from Jon Lundin: The Lake Placid Hall of Fame Committee has named its 2019 nominees for induction to the Lake Placid Hall of Fame.

The inductees for this year’s class include Francis Thaire Bryant, Billy Demong, and Craig H. Randall. The nominees will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, which can be found in the Conference Center at Lake Placid on Oct. 26, 2019 at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. To be considered for induction into the Lake Placid Hall of Fame, individuals should be past or current residents of the Olympic region or have some significant connection to the area. Carefully selected by Hall of Fame Committee members, all nominees must have made significant sports, cultural or civic contributions to the region, or their endeavors must have enhanced the historical heritage of the area.

Billy Demong grew up in the Adirondack Mountains and began ski jumping in the Lake Placid Ski Club.  Demong fell in love with the sport of Nordic Combined at an early age and is a five-time Olympian who broke down barriers to become America’s first Olympic Gold Medalist in Nordic skiing at the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games in 2010.

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