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CochranGordon

 

 


Gordon S. Cochran      

CHS Class of 1941

 


CHS’41
Honor Student (1,2,3,4), Chemistry Club, Slide Rule Club, Athletic Association (Board Member, Vice-President-3), Football (3,4), Basketball (1,2,3,4) Junior Team-Undefeated, Won league championship, Defeated Wilmington 40-0 & received national notoriety, Senior Team-Undefeated, won league championship, Over- all 3year (2,3,4) record: 43-4, Baseball (1,2,3,4) Junior & Senior Years: Won league championship, State Tournament at Fenway Park, First varsity game as starting pitcher vs Wilmington struck out 22

University of Vermont BS Engineering w/Honors ’48 Sunderland Trophy (Academic Achievement) Full Athletic Scholarship, Basketball (2 Years), Baseball (3 Years), Football (4 Years) Captain (4); MEd minor Physics Coached Football, Baseball, Skiing

U.S. Army World War II 84th Division, Battle of the Bulge, Honorable Discharge ‘46

Career
Pratt & Whitney Test Engineer; Windsor, VT Public Schools Windsor High School Coach (Track, Baseball, Skiing) Began studying ski racing techniques based on engineering principles; Burlington, VT General Electric; U.S. Ski Team Head Coach; Richmond, VT Cochran Ski Area Owner/Operator

Publication
“The Cochran Family Book of Ski Racing”

Honors
University of Vermont: Hall of Fame, Honorary LLD Degree (Advancement of Skiing in Vermont), Local Hero Award (New England Monthly Magazine), “Extraordinary Vermonter” (Governor)

Community
Burlington, VT Founder and coach of the Smugglers Notch Ski Club Team; U.S. Ski Team Head Coach, CHSAA (Charter Member)