Howard Siler

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Howard Siler
Medal record
Bobsleigh
World Championships
Bronze 1969 Lake Placid Four-man

Howard B. Siler, Jr. (June 18, 1945 – July 8, 2014) was an American bobsledder who competed from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. He won a bronze medal in the four-man event at the 1969 FIBT World Championships in Lake Placid, New York. Competing in two Winter Olympics, Siler earned his best finish of fifth in the two-man event at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. Siler was also a 5-time US champion and a 9 time member of the US World team. In 1985 Siler served as the United States team coach and also Chairman of the US Bobsled Federation Competition Committee.

He later coached the Jamaican bobsleigh team that participated at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. He would be profiled as Irving "Irv" Blitzer (played by John Candy) in the 1993 American film Cool Runnings.

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