Accomplishments in Sports

1956
1956

1955-59

Five-time US National Junior Champion in Speed Skating
1959
1959

1959

Third in US Olympic Trials for 500 meter in Speed Skating
1977
1977

1977

Joins US Ski Team Educational Foundation Board
1982
1982

1982

Third overall in US National Master Alpine Championship
1983
1983

1983

Becomes President of USSEF
1985
1985

1985

Start Montgomery Cycling Team
1988
1988

1988

Plays key role in consolidation of US Ski Team with US Ski Association
1989
1989

1989

Wins 2 Gold Medals in Cycling Kilo and Sprint in World Master Games in Finland Sets US National Age Record for 1k in Cycling
1990
1990

1990

Wins 2 Gold Medals in US National Masters Cycling in Criterion and Sprint
1991
1991

1991

Wins 3 Gold Medals in US National Masters Cycling Criterion, Sprint and Kilo Wins Gold in World Cup Masters Cycling in Kilo
1991

1991

Named Masters Athlete of the Year for US Cycling
1994
1994

1994

Steps down as US Ski Association President, but retains role as one of team's strongest supporters
1999
1999

1999

Receives the United States Ski Association Julius Blegen Award, its highest honor
2000
2000

2000

Forms US Cycling Foundation and Champions Club and reorganizes US Cycling entire governance and joins new US Cycling Board
2001
2001

2001

Established the San Francisco Grand Prix Cycling race which  400,000 spectators attended
2009
2009

2009

USSA unveils its Center of Excellence National Training and Educational Facility, named Weisel as one of its most influential leaders
2010
2010

2010

US Ski and Snowboard Team wins a record 21 medals at the Vancouver Olympics
2011
2011

2011

Receives the USOC's prestigious George Steinbrenner Award for outstanding contributions to sport through management and sport organization endeavors
2014
2014

2014

US athletes win 17 medals, including a record 8 gold medals, at Sochi Olympics, Weisel tenth as a top supporter
2017
2017

2017

USSA trustees endow the Head Men's Alpine coaching position in Weisel's name
2018
2018

2018

Inducted in US Ski Hall of Fame

Thom Weisel's four decades of support has been instrumental in US Ski & Snowboard athletes winning 93 Olympic medals. Thank you, Thom, and congratulations on becoming an honored member of the Hall of Fame.

-United States Ski & Snowboard Association



As a high-finance banker with an elite athletic background, Thom Weisel's passion, vision and fundraising lifted US skiing efforts to their highest level.

-US Ski Hall of Fame