1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team Photos

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Farris, Jo Ann Schneider. "1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team Photos." ThoughtCo, Jan. 13, 2017, thoughtco.com/1961-figure-skating-team-photos-4122584. Farris, Jo Ann Schneider. (2017, January 13). 1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team Photos. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/1961-figure-skating-team-photos-4122584 Farris, Jo Ann Schneider. "1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team Photos." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/1961-figure-skating-team-photos-4122584 (accessed September 21, 2017).
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The 1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team

The 1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team
Remembering the 1961 United States World Figure Skating Team The 1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team. Photo Courtesy of U.S. Figure Skating

Remembering the 1961 United States World Figure Skating Team

On February 15, 1961, a tragic plane crash killed all the members of the U.S. Figure Skating Team. Also, friends, family, judges, officials, and coaches were killed. The skaters were traveling to the World Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Patty Shelley Bushman wrote a book about the team and also has made a website in the team's memory. This photo gallery includes photos from her book "Indelible Tracings" and from her 1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team website of some of the people who were killed in that plane crash.

On February 15, 1961, a tragic plane crash killed all the members of the U.S. Figure Skating Team. Also, friends, family, judges, officials, and coaches were killed. The skaters were traveling to the World Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Patty Shelley Bushman wrote a book about the team and also has made a website in the team's memory. This photo gallery includes photos from her book "Indelible Tracings" and from her 1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team website of some of the people who were killed in that plane crash.

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Laurence Owen - 1961 United States Ladies Figure Skating Champion

Laurence Owen - 1961 United States Ladies Figure Skating Champion
Remembering the 1961 United States World Figure Skating Team Laurence Owen - 1961 United States Ladies Figure Skating Champion. Photo Courtesy of Patty Shelley Bushman's "Indelible Tracings"

On February 15, 1961, a tragic plane crash killed all the members of the U.S. Figure Skating Team. Also, friends, family, judges, officials, and coaches were killed. The skaters were traveling to the World Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Patty Shelley Bushman wrote a book about the team and also has made a website in the team's memory. This photo gallery includes photos from her book "Indelible Tracings" and from her 1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team website of some of the people who were killed in that plane crash.

Maribel Vinson Owen was a nine-time national figure skating champion and the coach of champions. She and her two daughters, Laurence and "Little Maribel," were on the plane. Laurence had just won the U.S. Ladies title and her older sister, Maribel, had won the pairs event with partner Dudley Richards.

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Bradley Lord - 1961 United States Men's Figure Skating Champion

Bradley Lord
Remembering the Member of the 1961 US World Figure Skating Team Bradley Lord. Photo Courtesy of Patty Shelley Bushman's "Indelible Tracings"

Bradley Lord was the 1961 United States National Men's Figure Skating Champion. He died in the plane crash that killed the entire 1961 US team.

On February 15, 1961, a tragic plane crash killed all the members of the U.S. Figure Skating Team. Also, friends, family, judges, officials, and coaches were killed. The skaters were traveling to the World Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Patty Shelley Bushman wrote a book about the team and also has made a website in the team's memory. This photo gallery includes photos from her book "Indelible Tracings" and from her 1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team website of some of the people who were killed in that plane crash.

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Maribel Y. Owen - 1961 U.S. Pair Skating Champion

Maribel Y. Owen - 1961 U.S. Pair Skating Champion
Remembering the 1961 United States World Figure Skating Team Maribel Y. Owen - 1961 U.S. Pair Skating Champion. Photo Courtesy of Patty Shelley Bushman's "Indelible Tracings"

On February 15, 1961, a tragic plane crash killed all the members of the U.S. Figure Skating Team. Also, friends, family, judges, officials, and coaches were killed. The skaters were traveling to the World Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Patty Shelley Bushman wrote a book about the team and also has made a website in the team's memory. This photo gallery includes photos from her book "Indelible Tracings" and from her 1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team website of some of the people who were killed in that plane crash.

Maribel Vinson Owen was a nine-time national figure skating champion and the coach of champions. She and her two daughters, Laurence and "Little Maribel," were on the plane. Laurence had just won the U.S. Ladies title and her older sister, Maribel, had won the pairs event with partner Dudley Richards.

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Dudley Richards - 1961 U.S. Pair Skating Champion

Dudley Richards
Remembering the 1961 United States World Figure Skating Team Dudley Richards. Photo Courtesy of Patty Shelley Bushman's "Indelible Tracings"

On February 15, 1961, a tragic plane crash killed all the members of the U.S. Figure Skating Team. Also, friends, family, judges, officials, and coaches were killed. The skaters were traveling to the World Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Patty Shelley Bushman wrote a book about the team and also has made a website in the team's memory. This photo gallery includes photos from her book "Indelible Tracings" and from her 1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team website of some of the people who were killed in that plane crash.

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Diane Sherbloom - 1961 U.S. Figure Skating Ice Dance Champion

Diane Sherbloom
Diane Sherbloom. Photo Courtesy of Patty Shelley Bushman's "Indelible Tracings"

Diane Sherbloom and Larry Pierce won the 1961 US National figure skating Championships in ice dancing.

On February 15, 1961, a tragic plane crash killed all the members of the U.S. Figure Skating Team. Also, friends, family, judges, officials, and coaches were killed. The skaters were traveling to the World Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Patty Shelley Bushman wrote a book about the team and also has made a website in the team's memory. This photo gallery includes photos from her book "Indelible Tracings" and from her 1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team website of some of the people who were killed in that plane crash.

Diane Sherbloom died in the 1961 plane crash where the entire U.S. figure skating team perished. She was from the Los Angeles Figure Skating Club. She was without a partner in 1961, and did not plan to take part in the 1961 U.S. Championships. At the last minute, Larry Pierce asked her to skate with him since his partner broke her ankle. Five weeks later, the team won the 1961 U.S. Ice Dance title.

Dallas “Larry” Pierce was from the Winter Club of Indianapolis. With Marilyn Meeker, he won the silver medal at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 1960. They placed fifth at Worlds.

Sherbloom's and Pierce's coach was Daniel "Danny" Ryan who was also killed in the plane crash.

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Larry Pierce - 1961 U.S. Ice Dance Champion

Dallas “Larry” Pierce - 1961 U.S. Ice Dance Champion
Remembering the 1961 United States World Figure Skating Team Dallas “Larry” Pierce - 1961 U.S. Ice Dance Champion. Photo Courtesy of Patty Shelley Bushman's "Indelible Tracings"

On February 15, 1961, a tragic plane crash killed all the members of the U.S. Figure Skating Team. Also, friends, family, judges, officials, and coaches were killed. The skaters were traveling to the World Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Patty Shelley Bushman wrote a book about the team and also has made a website in the team's memory. This photo gallery includes photos from her book "Indelible Tracings" and from her 1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team website of some of the people who were killed in that plane crash.

Diane Sherbloom was from the Los Angeles Figure Skating Club. She was without a partner in 1961, and did not plan to take part in the 1961 U.S. Championships. At the last minute, Larry Pierce asked her to skate with him since his partner, Marilyn Meeker, broke her ankle. Five weeks later, the team won the 1961 U.S. Ice Dance title.

Dallas “Larry” Pierce was from the Winter Club of Indianapolis. With Marilyn Meeker, he won the silver medal at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 1960. They placed fifth at Worlds.

Sherbloom's and Pierce's coach was Daniel "Danny" Ryan who was also killed in the plane crash.

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Farris, Jo Ann Schneider. "1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team Photos." ThoughtCo, Jan. 13, 2017, thoughtco.com/1961-figure-skating-team-photos-4122584. Farris, Jo Ann Schneider. (2017, January 13). 1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team Photos. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/1961-figure-skating-team-photos-4122584 Farris, Jo Ann Schneider. "1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team Photos." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/1961-figure-skating-team-photos-4122584 (accessed September 21, 2017).