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GERGER-BYWeilheim

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Gögerl-Schanze:

K-Point: 25 m
Men Winter Hill record: 27.0 m (R. Hohenrainer GER, 1930)
Further jumps: no
Plastic matting: no
Year of construction: 1928
Conversions: 1929
Year of destruction: 1930
Status: destroyed
Ski club: SSV Weilheim
Coordinates: 47.82855, 11.15699 Google Maps OpenStreetMap

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History:

On the “Gögerl”, the landmark mountain of Weilheim situated on the southern city border, the new ski jumping hill was inaugurated on a sunny Sunday in February 1930. The atmosphere was great, sports father Widmann from Weilheim took over the leadership and was the announcer and jumpers from Partenkirchen and Murnau came around. At the end of the event the winners were honoured and celebrated at “Dachsbräu” in Weilheim. The local ski jumpers had many plans for the future, but the very first official competition was at the same time the very last.
But how was the prehistory of the jump going on? When skiing activities gathered more and more fans after World War I, at Weilheim the snow shoe walkers association was founded, which first hosted there races and jumping competitions at Römerhügel and later on snow jumping hills at Gögerl. The fascinated and enthusiastic youngsters always had the idea to construct a real jumping hill and so they started to realize there plans in fall 1928. About 15 guys started the painful soil works with pickaxes and shovels. Initiator of the construction was young Georg Bauer, who was the only one together with Josef Schmid to remain true to ski jumping by later starting for SC Murnau and WSC Peißenberg.
The first snow fell as planned and for the first competition no external ski clubs were invited, instead only some participants of the local junior high boarding school joined. The best of altogether around 20 teenagers jumped distances up to 18 meters and several falls happened. Since these results were not satisfying for everybody, in the up-coming summer people started to built up a steeper artificial inrun made of wood and change the radius of the hill. These efforts were supported by second mayor Weber, who ensured the wood consignment through the municipality. First test in December 1929 proved longer and more secure jumps and so the day mentioned at the beginning came. But unfortunately it rested with this single official competition, because the young guys of Weilheim suddenly switched to only playing ice hockey and so the painfully constructed jumping hill dilapidated over the years.

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