Mark Grimmette

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Mark Grimmette
Medal record
Luge
Olympic Games
Silver 2002 Salt Lake City Men's doubles
Bronze 1998 Nagano Men's doubles
World Championships
Silver 2004 Nagano Mixed team
Silver 2005 Park City Mixed team
Bronze 1999 Königssee Men's doubles
Bronze 2000 St. Moritz Men's doubles
Bronze 2001 Calgary Mixed team
Bronze 2004 Nagano Men's doubles
Bronze 2005 Park City Men's doubles
Bronze 2007 Igls Men's doubles
Bronze 2009 Lake Placid Men's doubles

Mark Grimmette (born January 23, 1971 in Ann Arbor, Michigan) is an American luger who competed from 1990 to 2010. Competing in five Winter Olympics, he won two medals in the men's doubles event with a silver in 2002 and a bronze in 1998.

Grimmette also won nine medals at the FIL World Luge Championships with two silvers (Mixed team: 2004, 2005) and seven bronzes (Men's doubles: 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009; Mixed team: 2001). He won the overall Luge World Cup men's doubles title three times (1997–1998, 1998–1999, 2002–2003). He was selected in December 2009 to compete in the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Grimmette carried the United States flag during the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.[1]

He announced his retirement on 17 March 2010.[2]

On 29 April 2010, it was announced that Grimmette was named USA Luge's Sports Program Director and also was involved as a head coach.

Personal life[edit]

Mark Grimmette lived in Muskegon, Michigan and graduated from Reeths-Puffer originally, but moved to Lake Placid, New York after being named to his current position. He lives there with his wife Keela, founder of www.reason2smile.org.[3] On April 21, 2014, he became a father for the first time when he and his wife Keela welcomed a daughter, Leona Grace Grimmette. Out March 2013 is a biography of Mark Grimmette, the most decorated slider in the history of the United States Luge Association. The title of the 328 page book is: 9.8 Meters Per Second Per Second. The author is Jean E. Van Lente and was published by Bormann Publishing.

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