The VSHOF's fifth induction class was made up of Olympic skiers Betsy Snite Riley of Norwich, Vt. and Lindy Cochran Kelley of Richmond; coaches Missy Foote of Middlebury College, Ed Markey of St. Michael’s College and Bernie Cieplicki Sr. of Burlington; the father of U.S. Nordic skiing, John Caldwell as well as Olympic Nordic skier Martha Rockwell, both of Putney; Olympic equestrian gold medalist Tad Coffin of Strafford; Burlington Free Press sportswriter Don Fillion of Shelburne; Golden Gloves champion boxer Tony Robitaille of Newport; hockey and soccer standout Guy Gaudreau of Beebe Plain; mountain climbing pioneer Helmut Lenes of Shelburne; and legendary distance runner Clarence DeMar of South Hero, a multiple winner of the Boston Marathon.

Click HERE for a photo gallery of the 2017 induction dinner and celebration courtesy of Vermont Sports Images and Paul LaMontagne.

The 2017 Inductees (click on inductee's last name for complete bio):

John Caldwell, Nordic skiing, Putney

Bernie Cieplicki Sr., basketball (athlete/coach), Burlington

Lindy Cochran Kelley, Alpine skiing, Richmond

Tad Coffin, equestrian, Strafford

Clarence DeMar, distance running, South Hero (Historical Pioneer Inductee)

Don Fillion,  media-sportswriter, Shelburne/Montgomery

Missy Foote, field hockey/lacrosse, Middlebury/Middlebury College

Guy Gaudreau, ice hockey/soccer, Beebe Plain

Helmut Lenes, mountain climbing/skiing, Shelburne (David K. Hakins Inductee)

Ed Markey, basketball/administrator, South Burlington/St. Michael’s College

Tony Robitaille, boxing, Newport

Martha Rockwell, Nordic skiing, Putney

Betsy Snite Riley, alpine skiing, Norwich

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