Team USA Speed Skiing
Speed Skiing History and Speed Records

 

2006 - The Year for Speed

Records were broken and set by both the Men and Woman Speed Skiers in 2006.  The skiers, conditions and snow were perfect for records to be shattered.  Here is a picture of this monumental event with USA's own Ross Anderson winning 6th and John Hembel winning 9th at this ultra competitive high speed event.  Read below to see Ross, Wirkler, "MadCow" Hembell and "Down the Hill" Magill's blazing 2006 speeds.

Men's History Making Records
(USA Men's Records shown below)

Year

Skier

Speed
(kph)

Speed
(mph)

Country

New World Record

Fastest Speed Ever
kph/mph (year)

All Time
World Ranking

1930

Gustav Lantschner

105.675

 65.7

Austria

Yes

?

 

1931

 Cesare Chioga

  131.760

   81.9

 

Yes

?

 

1932

 Leo Gasperl

  136.600

   84.9

 Austria

Yes

?

 

1947

 Zeno Colo

  159.292

   99.0

  Italy

Yes

?

 

1959

Edoardo Agreiter

160.714

 99.9

Italy

Yes

?

 

1960

Luigi Di Marco

163.265

101.4

Italy

Yes

?

 

1963

Alfred Planger

168.224

104.5

Italy

Yes

?

 

1963

Dick Dorworth

171.428

106.5

USA

Yes

?

 

1963

C.B. Vaughan

171.428

106.5

USA

Yes

?

 

1964

Luigi Di Marco

174.757

108.6

Italy

Yes

?

 

1970

Morishita Masaru

183.392

114.0

Japan

Yes

?

 

1971

Alessandro Casse

184.143

114.4

Italy

Yes

?

 

1973

Alessandro Casse

184.237

114.5

Italy

Yes

?

 

1974

Steve McKinney

189.473

117.7

USA

Yes

209.790/130.4 (1987)

217

1975

Pino Meynet

194.384

120.8

Italy

Yes

?

 

1976

Tom Simmons

194.489

120.8

USA

Yes

200.445/124.6 (1984)

321

1977

Steve McKinney

195.200

121.3

USA

Yes

209.790/130.4 (1987)

217

1977

 Steve McKinney

  195.975

 121.8

  USA

Yes

209.790/130.4 (1987)

   217

1977

 Steve McKinney

  198.020

 123.0

  USA

Yes

209.790/130.4 (1987)

   217

1978

Steve McKinney

200.222

124.4

USA

Yes

209.790/130.4 (1987)

217

1982

Leif Nelson

200.669

124.7

USA

 

This run

315

1982

Phil Graves

200.780

124.8

Canada

 

This run

314

1982

Steve McKinney

201.230

125.0

USA

Yes

209.790/130.4 (1987)

217

1982

Franz Weber

203.160

126.2

Austria

Yes

222.222/138.1 (1992)

112

1983

Steve Patterson

201.005

124.9

USA

 

This run

311

1983

Paul Buschmann

204.082

126.8

USA

 

This run

278

1983

Franz Weber

208.092

129.3

Austria

Yes

222.222/138.1 (1992)

112

1984

Franz Weber

208.937

129.8

Austria

Yes

222.222/138.1 (1992)

112

1986

  Sean Cridland

  203.160

 126.2

  USA

 

This run

   288

1986

  George Berlund

  203.850

 126.7

  USA

 

211.143/131.2 (1988)

   204

1986

Dana Meeks

205.479

127.7

USA

 

This run

255

1987

Steve McKinney

209.790

130.4

USA

 

This run

217

1987

Graham Wilkie

212.514

132.1

Gr.Britain

Yes

This run

135

1987

Michael Prufer

217.680

135.3

France

Yes

229.299/142.5 (1992)

70

1988

George Berlund

211.143

131.2

USA

 

This run

204

1988

Jean-Pierre Blanc

220.453

137.0

France

 

This run

132

1988

Michael Prufer

223.741

139

France

Yes

229.299/142.5 (1992)

70

1992

C.J. Mueller

221.811

137.8

USA

 

This run

116

1992

Jim Morgan

222.910

138.5

USA

 

This run

107

1992

Michael Prufer

229.299

142.5

France

Yes

This run

70

1993

Philipe Goitschel

233.610

145.2

France

Yes

250.700/155.8 (2002)

2

1995

Jouni Ojala

239.361

148.7

Finland

 

This run

34

1995

Jeff Hamilton

241.448

150.0

USA

Yes

242.915/150.9 (1997)

21

1997

Charlie Row

238.568

148.2

USA

 

This run

38

1997

Pup Rupprecht

239.840

149.0

USA

 

This run

33

1997

Jeff Hamilton

242.915

150.9

USA

 

This run

21

1997

Billy Philippe

243.902

151.6

France

Yes

This run

17

1999

John Dugan

237.310

147.5

USA

 

This run

41

1999

Harry Egger

248.100

154.2

Austria

Yes

This run

8

2002

John Hembell

246.240

153.0

USA

 

This run

12

2002

Laurent Sistack

249.650

155.1

France

 

This run

6

2002

Philipe Goitschel

250.700

155.8

France

Yes

This run

2

2006

Tim Magill

236.690

147.1

USA

 

This run

44

2006

Chris Wirkler

244.900

152.2

USA

 

This run

16

2006

John Hembell

246.240

153.0

USA

 

This run

12

2006

Ross Anderson

247.930

154.1

USA

 

This run

9

2006

Philippe May

250.000

155.3

Switzerland

 

This run

5

2006

Jonathan Moret

250.170

155.5

Switzerland

 

This run

4

2006

Yvan Origone

250.700

155.8

Italy

 

This run

2

2006

Simone Origone

251.410

156.2

Italy

Yes

This run

1

USA Men's Speeds and Records

USA Skier

Speed
(kph)

World Record
and comments

Year

Ross Anderson

247.930 kph
(154.1 mph)

9th Fastest Recorded Speed

2006

John Hembel

246.240

12th Fastest Recorded Speed

2006

Chris Wirkler

244.900

16th Fastest Recorded Speed

2006

Jeff Hamilton

242.915

21st Fastest Recorded Speed

1997

Jeff Hamilton

241.448
(150.0 mph)

New World Record

1995

Pup Rupprecht

239.840

33rd Fastest Recorded Speed

1997

Charlie Row

238.568

38th Fastest Recorded Speed

1997

John Dugan

237.310

41st Fastest Recorded Speed

1999

Timothy Magill

236.690

44th Fastest Recorded Speed

2006

Jay Sandelin

227.560

 

2003

John Zevely

227.416

 

1997

Peter Kent

226.986

 

1999

Tomerik Hamer

226.700

 

2002

Alex English

225.705

 

1995

Jeff Dzikovsky

225.422
(140.1 mph)

 

1997

Jim Morgan

222.910

 

1992

Dale Womack

222.222

 

1999

C.J. Mueller

221.811

 

1992

James Zevely

221.130

 

1997

Michael Skakel

220.049

 

1996

Nicholas Rains

219.646

 

1997

Tim Moran

217.130

 

2006

Tim Simons

216.086

 

1993

Jeff Conners

215.698

 

1995

Eric Crawford

214.541

 

1996

Stew Young

212.640

 

1997

George Berlund

211.143

 

1988

Steve McKinney

209.790

 

1987

Mark Haynes

209.546
(130.2)

 

1994

James Olszewski

208.695

 

1988

Walter Harrison

208.333

 

1996

Trevor Taylor

207.612

 

2000

Ty Fields

206.659

 

1993

Brian Frentrop

206.659

 

1999

Walter Nestel

206.069

 

1996

Sal Monforte

205.950

 

1993

Danna Meeks

205.480

 

1986

Paul Buschmann

204.082

 

1983

Sean Cridland

203.160

 

1986

John Ross Dugan

202.931

 

1987

Bill Miller

202.588

 

1995

Steve McKinney

201.230
(125.0 mph)

New World Record

1982

Steve Patterson

201.005

 

1983

Leif Nelson

200.669

 

1982

Tom Simons

200.445

 

1984

Steve McKinney

200.222
(124.4 mph)

New World Record
First 200 kph ever reached

1978

Michael Butler

198.347

 

1983

David Zamanski

198.238

 

1983

Chris Peterson

196.829

 

1983

Steve McKinney

195.975
(121.8 mph)

New World Record

1977

Steve McKinney

195.200
(121.3 mph)

New World Record

1977

Jon Brownson

195.016

 

1983

Tom Simons

194.489
(120.8 mph)

New World Record

1976

Cosmo Tedeschi

194.110

 

1987

Mark Mayer

193.060
(120 mph)

 

1987

Jeff Coates

192.870

 

1987

Gary Clemons

192.410

 

1987

Don Strickland

192.210

 

2003

Kent Peter

192.000

 

2004

R. McDaniel

190.380

 

1986

Bruce Smith

190.275

 

1983

John Pfeiffer

189.670

 

1986

Steve McKinney

189.473
(117.7 mph)

New World Record

1974

Robert Freedman

189.270

 

1986

Michael Butnor

188.877

 

1984

Robert Mc Cracken

188.380

 

2003

Wilson Fletcher

187.499

 

1984

Kurt Harland

186.920

 

1986

Dean Hall

186.819

 

1984

Tom Joynt

185.854

 

1985

Peter Perry

185.758

 

1984

L. J. Erspammer

184.331

 

1984

Sal Monforte

183.861

 

1984

Gregory Smith

183.673

 

1984

Seamus Brennan

182.926

 

1985

Stephens Herrin

182.833

 

1987

John Morgan

182.002

 

1987

Douglas Hall

181.880

 

2008

Ty Fields

181.818

 

1983

Brian Prescott

181.635

 

1983

Floyd Conradi

181.268

 

1985

M. Landingham

181.177

 

1988

Jim Morgan

181.177

 

1988

Jerry Chico Hill

180.904

 

1985

Scott Curtis

179.910

 

1983

Mike Meindl

178.748

 

1984

M. Kirkrand

178.306

 

1987

Ken Volz

177.954
(110.6)

 

1983

Greg Grip

176.730

 

1985

Michael Burke

175.267

 

1984

Craig Calonica

174.757

 

1983

Carl Christ

174.672

 

1985

Marty Stecher

173.410

 

1985

Jim Kjelland

171.673

 

1984

C.B. Vaughan

171.428
(106.5 mph)

New World Record

1963

Dick Dorworth

171.428
(106.5 mph)

New World Record

1963

David A. Le Barron

171.270

 

1987

Marly Strecher

170.051

 

1987

Tony O'rourke

168.776

 

1985

Don Mac Candless

167.988

 

1985

David Carmazzi

167.208

 

1984

Mario Rey

165.745

 

1984

David Berry

163.859

 

1985

Billy Baham

163.790

 

1987

Mark Lilly

163.670

 

2008

James Cochran

162.601

 

1984

David Vanderbilt

162.089
(100.7 mph)

 

1984

Doug Earl

160.090

 

2007

Mark Englund

158.730

 

1984

Jeff Earl

158.620

 

2008

Brian Morris

158.510

 

2008

David Smith

157.342

 

1985

Tom Buscher

154.860

 

2005

James Stanberry

154.690

 

2007

Dave Butner

149.750

 

1985

Jeff Dubron

149.501

 

1985

Jay Jamison

146.998

 

1985

Charlie Row

144.173

 

1983

Charles Rice

140.955

 

1985

Robert Reithner

137.774

 

2003

Scott Mcintyre

128.284

 

2004

Randy Scott

85.036

 

1985

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