Barbara Cochran

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Barbara Cochran
— Alpine ski racer —
DisciplinesSlalom, Giant Slalom
Born(1951-01-04) January 4, 1951 (age 63)
Claremont, New Hampshire
Height5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)
World Cup debutMarch 1968 (age 17)
RetiredMarch 1974 (age 23)
Websitesportssuccesscoaching.com
Olympics
Teams1 – (1972)
Medals1 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams3 – (1970, 1972, 1974)
      includes Olympics
Medals2 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons6 – (196974)
Wins3 – (2 SL, 1 GS)
Podiums18 – (11 SL, 7 GS)
Overall titles0 – (5th in 1970)
Discipline titles0 – (2nd in SL, 1970)
 
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Barbara Cochran
— Alpine ski racer —
DisciplinesSlalom, Giant Slalom
Born(1951-01-04) January 4, 1951 (age 63)
Claremont, New Hampshire
Height5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)
World Cup debutMarch 1968 (age 17)
RetiredMarch 1974 (age 23)
Websitesportssuccesscoaching.com
Olympics
Teams1 – (1972)
Medals1 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams3 – (1970, 1972, 1974)
      includes Olympics
Medals2 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons6 – (196974)
Wins3 – (2 SL, 1 GS)
Podiums18 – (11 SL, 7 GS)
Overall titles0 – (5th in 1970)
Discipline titles0 – (2nd in SL, 1970)

Barbara Ann Cochran (born January 4, 1951) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist from the United States.

Born in Claremont, New Hampshire, Cochran was the second of four siblings of the famous "Skiing Cochrans" family of Richmond, Vermont, which has operated a small ski area in their backyard since 1961. Her father, Gordon "Mickey" Cochran, was a longtime coach, coaching youngsters of the Smuggler's Notch Ski Club, the University of Vermont Ski Team, and the U.S. Ski Team. The family has placed several generations of athletes on the U.S Ski Team: three-time national champion sister Marilyn, Barbara Ann, nine-time national champion brother Bob, and two-time national champion sister Lindy. The family's next generation includes niece Jessica Kelley, nephews Jimmy Cochran, Roger Brown, Tim Kelley, Robby Kelley, and son, Ryan Cochran-Siegle.

Cochran now lives in her home in Starksboro, working hard on her own business, Golden Opportunities in Sports, Business, and Life, which teaches people how to handle the pressures of competition, work, academics, and any other obstacles that life throws at you. She is also working on a book that should soon be up and running. Cochran was inducted into the National Ski Hall of Fame in 1976, later joined by siblings Marilyn (1978) and Bob (2010). She was also inducted into the recently established Vermont Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.

Career highlights[edit]

World Cup results[edit]

Season standings[edit]

SeasonAgeOverallSlalomGiant
Slalom
Super GDownhillCombined
1968173622not
run
not
run
19691818926
197019524
1971208312
19722112618
197322211023
19742314711

Points were only awarded for top ten finishes (see scoring system).

Race podiums[edit]

SeasonDateLocationDisciplinePlace
197010 Dec 1969France Val d'Isere, FranceGiant Slalom2nd
12 Dec 1969Slalom2nd
19 Dec 1969Austria Lienz, AustriaGiant Slalom3rd
4 Jan 1970West Germany Oberstaufen, West GermanyGiant Slalom3rd
17 Jan 1970Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Maribor, YugoslaviaGiant Slalom3rd
18 Jan 1970Slalom1st
13 Feb 1970Italy Val Gardena, Italy - (W.Ch.)Slalom2nd
22 Feb 1970United States Jackson Hole, WY, USASlalom2nd
27 Feb 1970Canada Vancouver, BC, CanadaGiant Slalom2nd
19714 Jan 1971Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Maribor, YugoslaviaSlalom3rd
29 Jan 1971France St. Gervais, FranceSlalom2nd
13 Feb 1971Canada Mt. Ste. Anne, QC, CanadaSlalom2nd
24 Feb 1971United States Heavenly Valley, CA, USASlalom1st
26 Feb 1971Giant Slalom1st
197219 Jan 1972Switzerland Grindelwald, SwitzerlandSlalom3rd
Japan 1972 Winter Olympics
18 Feb 1972Canada Banff, AB, CanadaSlalom2nd
197313 Mar 1973Japan Naeba, JapanSlalom3rd
19749 Jan 1974France Les Gets, FranceGiant Slalom2nd

World Championship results (Val Gardena, Italy) were included in the World Cup standings in 1970.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ski-db.com - results - Barbara Cochran - accessed 2010-03-11
  2. ^ FIS-ski.com - top ten results - Barbara Cochran - accessed 2010-03-11

External links[edit]