Kashiwa in 1970
|Disciplines||Downhill, Giant slalom, Slalom|
|Born||May 26, 1949|
Old Forge, New York, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 6.5 in (1.69 m)|
|Teams||1 – (1972)|
|Teams||2 – (1970, 1972)|
|Seasons||5 – (1968–1972)|
|Podiums||0 – (6 top tens)|
|Overall titles||0 – (34th in 1971)|
|Discipline titles||0 – (19th in GS, 1970)|
Henry Charles "Hank" Kashiwa (born May 26, 1949) is an American former World Cup alpine ski racer who competed in the 1972 Winter Olympics.
Kashiwa learned to ski on McCauley Mountain in his hometown of Old Forge, New York. He raced for the University of Colorado and was then a member of the U.S. Army ski team for two years. From 1967 to 1972, he was on the U.S. Ski Team, and won a national title in 1969. He was an alternate on the U.S. team at the 1968 Winter Olympics at Grenoble, France. Kashiwa skied the World Cup circuit from 1968 to 1971, where he posted six top ten finishes.
After racing for the U.S. Olympic team in 1972 at Sapporo in downhill and giant slalom, Kashiwa joined the pro circuit, and starred from 1972–81, winning the World Pro Title in 1975.
After retiring from competitions Kashiwa had a long career as a ski commentator on TV. He also became the President of Volant skis, a Colorado ski manufacturer. After that he served as vice-president of marketing for the Yellowstone Club, near Big Sky, Montana.
|1969||22 Mar 1969||Waterville Valley, USA||Slalom||8th|
|1970||22 Feb 1970||Jackson Hole, USA||Slalom||8th|
|8 Mar 1970||Heavenly Valley, USA||Giant slalom||5th|
|1971||16 Jan 1971||St. Moritz, Switzerland||Downhill||9th|
|17 Jan 1971||Slalom||7th|
|30 Jan 1971||Megève, France||Slalom||9th|
From 1948 through 1980, the Winter Olympics were also the World Championships for alpine skiing.
|1972||22||—||21||not run||25||not run|