2017 Lake Placid Hall of Fame Nominations Named

Monday, August 21, 2017

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – The Lake Placid Hall of Fame Committee has named its nominees for induction to the Lake Placid Hall of Fame.

The inductees for the 2017 class include Cora K. Clark, and Andrew Weibrecht. The 2017 nominees will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, which can be found in the Conference Center at Lake Placid.

The 34th Annual Induction Banquet will be held Oct. 15, 2017 at the Conference Center at Lake Placid, and is scheduled to begin with a cash bar at 11 a.m., followed by brunch at 12 p.m. Tickets are $35 and are now available at the Olympic Center box office through Tuesday, Oct. 10.

The Lake Placid Hall of Fame began in 1983 and has inducted over 100 individuals, as well as the members of the 1948 U.S. Olympic four-man bobsled team and the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team. Permanent plaques commemorating each member are on display in the Conference Center at Lake Placid.

Cora Clark, has represented the Olympic region in the medical community for decades as a registered nurse at Lake Placid High School, a member of the staff at Adirondack Health's Lake Placid Emergency Room, and has administered CPR classes and certification as a volunteer for the American Heart Association. For the past 18 years, she has led the Ironman Lake Placid Medical Services as Captain and is key to the success of the event along with other area sporting events including the Lake Placid Classic Half Marathon in September and the Lake Placid Marathon in June. She has served as secretary for the Nursing Educational Scholarship Fund, is a member of New York State Nurses Association, as well as NYS and National Associations of School Nurses, member of the New Vision Advisory Committee, serves as treasurer for Connecting Youth and Community, has been the medical advisor for the North Elba Park District summer Youth Commission, a Relay for Life volunteer, coordinator of Sight for Students program, Essex County Medical Reserve Corps, provides CPR classes for Can Am Hockey, and serves as college mentor for nursing students.

Andrew Weibrecht, was born and raised in Lake Placid. Weibrecht made his World Cup debut in 2006 and has raced full-time on the ski racing tour since 2008. At the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, in Vancouver, Canada, Weibrecht won the men's Super-G bronze medal garnering attention for Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain, the ski mountain he learned to ski and train on. Four years later, he claimed silver in the same event, in Sochi, Russia.

To be considered for induction into the Lake Placid Hall of Fame, individuals should be past or current residents of the Olympic region or have some significant connection to the area. Carefully selected by Hall of Fame Committee members, all nominees must have made significant sports, cultural or civic contributions to the region, or their endeavors must have enhanced the historical heritage of the area. The 2017 Lake Placid Hall of Fame Committee includes: Sandy Caligiore, Ben Cross, Diana Friedlander, Cindy Gallagher, Robert Jones, Jack Irvin, Jack Laduke, Jerry Strack, and Carrie Wardlaw.