Bill Spencer

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Competitive Skier

BIll Spencer (1936 -     )

Bill Spencer mastered the dual-disciplines of shooting and skiing on all levels of competition. His credentials bare that out: 1959 Collegiate Biathlon All-American for the University of Utah; U.S. Olympic Biathlon Team in 1964 and 1968; U.S. Biathlon Champion in 1965-1966-1967; Canadian National Biathlon Champion in 1966-1967.

After competition, he was shooting coach for the U.S. Olympic Team in 1976, 1980, 1982 and its team leader for biathlon in 1972 and 1984. Bill was coordinator of the National Guard Bureau Biathlon Program from 1997-1984 and U.S. Biathlon Association Coach/Development Coordinator from 1984-1994. He was technical delegate for the International Pentathlon and Biathlon Union (UIMB) during the 1998 Olympic Winter Games and was IBU technical delegate for several World Cup, Winter Olympic Games and World Championship competitions in Europe and Asia. He served as Deputy Chief of Competition-Biathlon during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

He was inducted into the U.S. Biathlon Association Hall of Fame in 2000, received the IBU Bronze Medal of Honor in 2002 and was inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.