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1952 Nordic combined Winter Olympian Paul Wegeman, 86, admires the ski history display at the Tread of Pioneers Museum in downtown Steamboat Springs on Friday before giving a talk about pivotal moments in the history of Nordic skiing in Steamboat Springs.

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Tom Ross: Olympian Paul Wegeman recalls moments when course of Steamboat ski history shifted forever

The success Paul and Keith Wegeman experienced in the 1950s later would serve as a foundation for the modern generation of Nordic combined skiers from Steamboat, including Todd Lodwick and Johnny Spillane, who have had Olympic medals draped around their necks.

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