Peggy (Hartrich) Hollabaugh

Peggy was born April 24, 1955 and started skating at eleven years old. By the end of her first year, she had qualified for the National Short Track Championships. This was the start of a 13-year competitive career. Peggy won the National Short Track title in 1973 as an Intermediate and in 1974 and 1976 as a Senior. She was a member of World Short Track teams from 1976 through 1979, winning eight medals in individual and relay events.  Upon concluding her competitive career, Peggy helped to promote the sport at schools and the various rinks in the St. Louis area. She coached the Clayton Speedskating Club during her competitive years and continued to do so after her retirement. Peggy was inducted to the National Speedskating Hall of Fame on May 14,1994 in Schaumburg, Illinois.