Sepp Wildgruber

Sepp Wildgruber ( born January 1, 1959 in the village of Oberau ) is a former German ski racer. He was especially successful in downhill races, but also in the super-G discipline.


Wildgruber won the bronze medal in the downhill at the Junior European Championships 1977 in Kranjska Gora. In the World Cup he went in 1976 at the start, but success came from initially. The main reason for this was his father's and his brother's early death. He took over the family farm and worked in the summer as a farmer, so he had to neglect the pre-season on the glaciers. The Sports Aid also eluded him in the meantime the financial support for a temporary worker.

The first World Cup points won Wildgruber on 14 December 1980 as the 15th combination in Madonna di Campiglio. Just over two years later in the departure of Sarajevo, the first place in the top ten. The departure of the 1984 Winter Olympics in the same place he finished in seventh place. This was also the best classification of the entire German men's team.

1984/85 was wild Gruber's most successful season, in which he was able to convince especially towards the end of season. On 2 March 1985, he went to Furano to second place and achieved the best result of his career, a week later, a third place in Aspen. In December 1985 he succeeded on the Saslong in Val Gardena again a podium.

On the descent, the 1987 World Championships in Crans -Montana Wildgruber went to tenth place. Shortly before the 1988 Olympics, he moved in a fall a concussion. Although he had recovered again in time, but was still not nominated. After failing to qualify for the 1989 World Wildgruber resigned. Since then he has worked as a farmer again.


Olympic games

  • Sarajevo 1984: 7 Departure

World cup

  • Schladming 1982: 27 combination, 30 departure
  • Bormio 1985: 24 Departure
  • Crans -Montana 1987: 10 Departure

World Cup

  • Season 1984/85: 10 Departure rating
  • 3 podiums, 8 other finishes among the top ten

European Junior Championships

  • Kranjska Gora 1977: 3rd exit

German Championships

  • 2 German championship (leaving in 1982 and 1985)


  • World Sports Archives, Edition 23/1989 ( Munzinger archive)