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Eaton, Gordie (Class of 1962), June 20, 2019

Identifier: MOH167

Scope and Contents

Interview with Gordie Eaton, Class of 1962, and Michael Schoenfeld, conducted by College Archivist Danielle Rougeau at Davis Family Library. Eaton discusses skiing; John Bower; Hall of Famers; types of skiing; jumpers; when they started being competitive; World War II; slalom races; championship events every two years; qualifying for the national team; Olympics in the 1960s; NCAA National Championships; Buddy Warner; how he broke his leg; getting a concussion; skiing movies; how Buddy died in the avalanche; going back to Middlebury; his post graduation plans; being an Olympic coach; being sponsored by the ski shop; what makes a good coach; training program; Austrian skiers; modern coaching methods; changes in the sport of skiing; Don Henderson; Sarah Radamus; and what makes Middlebury special.


  • June 20, 2019

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Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

Gordon L. Eaton married Karen Budge Eaton and had one child: Christopher G.


1 Digital file (1 WAV file )

Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

Middlebury College
Davis Family Library
110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury Vermont 05753 United States