Bombing runs have been taking place at Cochran’s Ski Area since the 1960s. But as far as we know, Ryan Cochran-Siegle is the only Olympian to launch himself through the base lodge window while making one.
It’s not that outlandish to suggest that, perhaps, more than one Olympic athlete has managed to repeat the incident. After all, Ryan’s mother, Barbara, won gold in slalom at the 1972 Olympic Games in Sapporo, Japan. Barbara’s brother, Bob, finished eighth in the downhill at those same Olympics, while sister Marilyn finished 20th in giant slalom. Lindy Cochran finished sixth in slalom at the 1976 Olympics in Innsbruck.
A generation later, Jimmy Cochran competed in the 2006 Olympics in Torino, Italy, and the 2010 Games in Vancouver.
Twenty-nine-year-old Ryan, a member of the U.S. Ski Team since 2011, already has been to one Olympics (the highest he finished was 11th in giant slalom in 2018 at PyeongChang), and is on the cusp of competing in another one next month in Beijing.