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March 14, 1955
The U.S. has a lively crop of home-grown young skiers who are schussing hard with 1956 in view
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March 14, 1955

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The U.S. has a lively crop of home-grown young skiers who are schussing hard with 1956 in view

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Bob Kinmont won Junior Slalom title in 1954 but passed up this year's Juniors to enter Senior races and tryouts for the Olympics.

Marvin Melville, 20, skis on University of Utah team, won Downhill championship at 1954 American Legion races in Sun Valley.

Leona Reny, 18, lives in heart of New England ski country at North Conway, N.H. Her biggest victory of all came when she won the Women's Eastern Giant Slalom title last year.

Ralph Miller, 21, another former Dartmouth ace, started skiing at two, had peak year in 1953 when he won Downhill and Combined titles in both the North American and National meets.

Andrea Mead Lawrence, 21, is the finest woman skier ever developed in America. An Olympic competitor since 15, Andy won two gold medals in the 1952 Winter Games. Last month, after a year's inactivity, she won the Snow Cup at Alta, Utah, against top opposition (above), and is the favorite to sweep honors in the current Olympic squad trials.

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