Date of Birth:
February 11, 1978
City/State of Birth:
Rapid City, South Dakota
Olympics and Events Attended:
1998 Olympics, Nagano, Japan ~ Nordic Combined
2002 Olympics, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA ~ Nordic Combined
Erichsen was born in South Dakota but grew up in Norway. He holds dual citizenship in both Norway and the U.S. He began ski jumping when he was only seven and says he was born with skis. In 1995 the Norwegian Ski Federation released Erichsen to compete for the U.S. and he moved to Steamboat. He won first at the World Cup-B event in December 2000 at Calgary, Canada and earned second place in the sprint at the Chaux-Neuve, France in March 2001.
The Olympics run in Erichsen's family. His father competed for Norway in rowing at the 1972 games in Munich, Germany. Erichsen also enjoys playing piano and the guitar.
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Tribal Lands Acknowledgement
The Board and Staff of the Tread of Pioneers Museum respectfully acknowledge the Ute people, the original inhabitants of Northwest Colorado, and other Indigenous Nations of this area where we now reside. We recognize that the establishment of this region impacted the lifeways of Native peoples and their communities. In accepting this, we are called to utilize this educational institution to teach stewardship of the land and continuing commitment to the inclusion and respect of these Nations and their traditional values for their homelands.