Look Out Below – a Ski Jumping History

My book on the ski jumping history of Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, is off the press and in my hands! Here’s a snapshot of the cover, designed by my son Erik  in the style of a 1930s ski jumping poster.

LOB Book Cover

If you’re looking for the place your ancestor had in the history of ski jumping in this county, you’re likely to find that name in this book if he (usually he) competed in any one of seven communities: Blair, Galesville, Osseo, Pigeon Falls, Strum, Tamarack, and Whitehall.

Here’s the description of the contents from the book’s back cover:

  • The seven communities in Trempealeau County that hosted competitive ski jumping;
  • The local tournaments that rivaled any in the Midwest for being the earliest on record;
  • The record-setters, national champions, and Olympians who competed in the same tournaments as the local skiers;
  • The names of the many local competitors who loved this sport and whose stories deserve to be remembered;
  • The six brothers who were a key part of “the first family” of Trempealeau County ski jumping;
  • The accidents and the war that impacted the future of ski jumping; and
  • More than 25 photos and illustrations from this bye-gone era – and much more.

The book  is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with 156 pages and lists at $12.00 a copy. If you are interested, e-mail me at glenn.borreson@yahoo.com. (In line one of this post, click the words “off the press” for complete order information.)

P.S. The introduction includes the reason the book got its title – from a conversation with a fellow who had seen the Borresons ski jump!

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2 Responses to Look Out Below – a Ski Jumping History

  1. Ellen Koxlien says:

    A friend shared information with me about your new book on ski jumping in Trempealeau County. My father, Alvin Windjue, was a member of the Record Breakers Junior Ski Club in Whitehall and continued to jump as an adult. His brother, Lloyd, also jumped and they did a twin jump together off the Lund Hill north of Whitehall. I’ll be sending you a check for my copy of the book and the supplement mentioned.

  2. Thanks for your comment, Ellen. Your father Alvin’s exploits are mentioned about a dozen times in my book – and Lloyd’s there too. – Glenn

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