Les Barczewski

Les Barczewski

2022 Inductee:  Veteran Road & Track

Les Barczewski came out of the powerhouse speed skating community of Wisconsin to excel in track sprinting on the velodrome, qualifying as a member of the 1980 Olympic Team and winning silver in the match sprint at the 1983 Pan American Games. Barczewski was also often paired on the tandem with his brother, Hall of Famer Leigh Barczewski and with Hall of Famer Nelson Vails.

Barczewski & Vails

Les Barczewski and Nelson Vails

He was a four-time member of the US Worlds Team and a three-time member of the US Pan American Team.

Les sped to the US record in the 200 Meter Time Trial  in 1981 and eventually claimed the World Professional 200-meter TT record in 1986. When paired with Nelson Vails on the tandem, Barczewski and Vails won the 1985 US National Championship and took silver at the Tandem Sprint at the World Championships.