Brynhild “B” Grasmoen was known for her model-like good looks as much as her skiing. She grew up in Merced, California and later attended Merced College. Grasmoen won the California junior ski championships for five consecutive years, 1942-46. In 1946 she won the Alta Snow Cup in Sun Valley, repeating that victory in 1953. She was California Class A and Class B Champion in 1947, before making the 1948 Winter Olympic team. Grasmoen was twice married, and a scholarship in her name is given at Merced College, the Arnold, Ione & Brynhild Grasmoen Memorial Scholarship.