Mildred Kugler

Inducted in 2002 for Veteran Road & Track Competitor (Pre-1945)


Born in Somerville, NJ in 1925. Mildred started to race at the age of 14 and in 1939 was 2nd in the State Championships and 4th at the National Championships held in Columbus, Ohio. In 1940 won the NJ State and U.S. Women National Championship held in Detroit, Michigan. The same year the Senior, Junior and Women titles were won by the same club, town & coach. She was NJ State Champion in 1941 and placed 3rd at the national in Pasadena, CA. On August 23, 1942 she set the unpaced records for women in the One, Two, Three, Four and Five mile distance at Brookdale Park, NJ. In 1942 won the NJ title again and retire at seventeen. Came back in 1952 winning the NJ State and placed 3rd at the national. In 1953 became State Champion at the age of 28. She won and placed in many races in her cycling career and rides for pleasure today. Lives in Florida.

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