Hall of Famer
In an era before World Cup Ski Jumping, Jacques “Ti-Co” Charland’s record was one of the most envied in North America. From 1952 until 1968, he won nine Canadian National Championships and is one of a handful of competitors in any sport to have been named to four Olympic Games teams, 1952 Oslo, Norway, 1956 Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, 1960 Squaw Valley, U.S.A., and 1964 Innsbruck, Austria. His best performance was a 21st place at Squaw Valley, U.S.A. in 1952.
In 1958, in the early development of ski flying he held the third longest jump (442 ft) ever achieved on the famed Oberstdorf jumping tower in West Germany. The longest jump at that time was 456 ft. After retirement, he coached the Canadian National Ski Jumping team in 1969 and 1970 and attended the World Championships in Czechoslovakia as team Manager.
He was also a member of the Canadian Jumping team attending Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) championships in 1954, 1958, 1962 and 1968. He was inducted into the Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Hall of Fame in 1984.
1st place, Canadian National Junior Jumping Championships.
1952 to 1968
Won the Canadian National Senior Jumping Championships on 9 occasions in this period and jumped to 17-1st 2nd and 3rd place finishes during the same period.
1952 to 1968
Won the North American Senior Jumping Championships at Steamboat Springs, Lake Placid and in Wisconsin.
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Jacques “TiCo” Charland ski jumping. CSHFM Collection.
[L to R]: Jacques Charland, Franz Baier, and Gerry Gravelle at International Jumping Competition in Semmering, Austria, 1960. Ruth Baier. CSHFM Collection.
Jacques Charland (left) and Canadian Ski Museum Chair Erle Bergh (right), with Master of Ceremonies Peter Duncan (middle) at 1990 Canadian Ski Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. CSHFM Collection.