James Grogan

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James Grogan
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1931-12-07)December 7, 1931
Died July 2, 2000(2000-07-02)
Olympic medal record
Men's figure skating
Competitor for  United States
Bronze 1952 Oslo Singles

James Grogan (December 7, 1931 – July 2, 2000) was an American figure skater. He won the bronze medal at the 1952 Oslo Olympics. He won four silver medals at the United States Figure Skating Championships and at the World Figure Skating Championships. During his competitive career, he was coached by Edi Scholdan at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado.[1]

After turning professional, he performed in Arthur Wirtz's Hollywood Ice Revue, with Sonja Henie's European tour, and later in Ice Capades before taking up coaching. He founded a skating school at Squaw Valley and coached at the Ice Castle International Training Center in Lake Arrowhead, California for many years.[1] He was inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Association Hall of Fame in 1991.

Grogan was married to 1960 Olympic pair champion Barbara Wagner, but they later divorced.[2] He died suddenly of multiple organ failure in July, 2000.[3]

Competitive highlights[edit]

Event 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954
Winter Olympics 6th 3rd
World Championships 5th 4th 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd
North American Championships 2nd 2nd 2nd
U.S. Championships 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd