United States at the 1976 Winter Olympics

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United States at the Olympic Games

Flag of the United States
IOC code  USA
NOC United States Olympic Committee
Website www.teamusa.org
At the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck
Competitors 106 (76 men, 30 women) in 10 sports
Flag bearer Cindy Nelson (alpine skiing)
Medals
Rank: 3
Gold
3
Silver
3
Bronze
4
Total
10
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

The United States competed at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Hamill, DorothyDorothy Hamill Figure skating Ladies' singles
 Gold Mueller, PeterPeter Mueller Speed skating Men's 1000 metres
 Gold Young, SheilaSheila Young Speed skating Women's 500 metres
 Silver Koch, BillBill Koch Cross-country skiing Men's 30 km
 Silver Poulos-Mueller, LeahLeah Poulos-Mueller Speed skating Women's 1000 metres
 Silver Young, SheilaSheila Young Speed skating Women's 1500 metres
 Bronze Nelson, CindyCindy Nelson Alpine skiing Women's downhill
 Bronze Millns, JamesJames Millns
Colleen O'Connor
Figure skating Ice dancing
 Bronze Immerfall, DanDan Immerfall Speed skating Men's 500 metres
 Bronze Young, SheilaSheila Young Speed skating Women's 1000 metres

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Karl Anderson Downhill 1:49.08 24
Pete Patterson 1:47.94 13
Greg Jones 1:47.84 11
Andy Mill 1:47.06 6
Cary Adgate Giant Slalom 1:48.64 23 1:47.77 21 3:36.41 21
Gerg Jones 1:48.09 16 1:43.68 9 3:31.77 9
Steve Mahre 1:47.80 14 1:45.96 12 3:33.76 13
Phil Mahre 1:45.58 4 1:42.62 5 3:28.20 5
Geoff Bruce Slalom DNF DNF
Greg Jones 1:05.05 24 1:07.66 19 2:12.71 19
Phil Mahre 1:04.80 22 1:06.97 17 2:11.77 18
Cary Adgate 1:03.06 14 1:06.47 13 2:09.53 13
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Leslie Smith Downhill 1:52.98 26
Susan Patterson 1:49.37 14
Cindy Nelson 1:47.50 3rd
Leslie Smith Giant Slalom 1:34.54 28
Cindy Nelson 1:32.02 21
Mary Seaton 1:31.58 17
Lindy Cochran 1:31.33 12
Abbi Fisher Slalom 50.34 21 DNF DNF
Cindy Nelson 49.52 16 47.81 13 1:37.33 13
Mary Seaton 49.04 12 46.83 9 1:35.87 10
Lindy Cochran 47.96 7 45.28 4 1:33.24 6

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Peter Dascoulias DNF DNF
Martin Hagen 1'20:49.20 8 1'28:49.20 47
Lyle Nelson 1'15:27.50 10 1'25:27.50 35
1 One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 2 Time Rank
Lyle Nelson
Dennis Donahue
John Morton
Peter Dascoulias
4 2'10:17.72 11
2 A penalty loop of 200 metres had to be skied per missed target.

Bobsleigh[edit]

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
USA-1 Jimmy Morgan
Thomas Becker
Two-man 57.68 15 57.63 14 57.66 13 57.79 13 3:50.76 14
USA-2 Brent Rushlaw
John Proctor
Two-man 58.07 20 58.27 20 57.79 15 57.89 14 3:52.02 19
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
USA-1 Jimmy Morgan
Peter Brennan
John Proctor
Thomas Becker
Four-man 56.09 15 56.08 14 56.96 15 57.59 15 3:46.72 15
USA-2 William Hollrock
Earl Frisbie
Frederick Fritsch
Phil Duprey
Four-man 56.61 19 56.86 18 57.89 21 58.35 20 3:49.71 19

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Doug Peterson 49:00.98 54
Ronny Yeager 48:58.16 52
Tim Caldwell 47:33.59 37
Bill Koch 45:32.22 6
30 km Bela Bodnar 1'43:10.73 59
Chris Haines 1'40:58.43 52
Tim Caldwell 1'35:57.97 27
Bill Koch 1'30:57.84 2nd
50 km Tim Caldwell DNF
Chris Haines DNF
Stan Dunklee 2'51:26.28 36
Bill Koch 2'44:34.69 13
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Doug Peterson
Tim Caldwell
Bill Koch
Ronny Yeager
2'11:41.35 6
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km Lynn von der Heide-Spencer-Galanes DNF
Terry Porter 19:36.93 39
Jana Hlavaty 18:21.21 35
Martha Rockwell 17:33.07 28
10 km Margie Mahoney 37:07.18 43
Twila Hinkle 36:35.49 42
Jana Hlavaty 34:48.88 37
Martha Rockwell 34:21.34 36
Women's 4 x 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Martha Rockwell
Jana Hlavaty
Terry Porter
Twila Hinkle
1'17:58.18 9

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Terry Kubicka 11 10 3 183.30 56 7
David Santee 5 4 6 184.28 49 6
Women
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Linda Fratianne 9 6 6 181.86 67 8
Wendy Burge 6 8 9 182.14 63 6
Dorothy Hamill 2 1 1 193.80 9 1st
Pairs
Athletes SP FS Points Places Rank
Alice Cook
William Fauver
11 13 119.36 106 12
Tai Babilonia
Randy Gardner
5 4 134.24 36 5
Ice Dancing
Athletes CD FD Points Places Rank
Susan Kelley
Andrew Stroukoff
18 15 165.12 147 17
Judi Genovesi
Kent Weigle
15 16 168.26 134 15
Colleen O'Connor
Jim Millns
3 3 202.64 27 3rd

Ice hockey[edit]

First Round[edit]

Winners (in bold) entered the Medal Round. Other teams played a consolation round for 7th-12th places.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
 United States 8–4  Yugoslavia

Medal round[edit]

Rank Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1  Soviet Union 5 5 0 0 40 11 10
2  Czechoslovakia 5 3 2 0 17 10 6
3  West Germany 5 2 3 0 21 24 4
4  Finland 5 2 3 0 19 18 4
5  United States 5 2 3 0 15 21 4
6  Poland 5 1 4 0 9 37 2
  • USSR 6-2 USA
  • Czechoslovakia 5-0 USA
  • USA 5-4 Finland
  • USA 7-2 Poland
  • West Germany 4-1 USA

Leading scorers[edit]

Rk GP G A Pts
8th Bob Dobek 5 3 4 7
  • Team Roster

Luge[edit]

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Terry O'Brien 56.366 33 55.647 32 55.172 31 55.351 30 3:42.536 28
James Murray 56.269 31 55.554 31 55.142 30 55.187 28 3:42.152 26
Richard Cavanaugh 56.186 28 55.669 33 54.572 25 54.930 26 3:41.357 25

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Robert Berkley
Richard Cavanaugh
46.455 24 45.554 20 1:32.009 23
Jim Moriarty
John Fee
46.075 22 45.965 22 1:32.040 24
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Maura Haponski 46.547 26 45.877 24 45.818 25 46.329 25 3:04.571 25
Karen Roberts 46.366 24 46.142 25 45.581 24 45.994 24 3:04.083 24
Kathleen Ann Roberts-Homstad 45.413 19 45.744 23 44.848 18 45.346 22 3:01.351 21

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps, best two counted and shown here.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Mike Devecka Individual 62.0 64.0 151.6 32 51:06.38 192.28 18 343.88 28
Walter Malmquist 70.0 71.0 181.3 26 54:40.40 160.17 30 341.47 29
Jim Galanes 71.0 73.0 184.1 25 50:34.71 197.03 15 381.13 17

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Kip Sundgaard Normal hill 68.0 89.6 67.0 88.0 177.6 53
Greg Windsperger 76.0 103.9 75.5 104.1 208.0 34
Jerry Martin 78.0 109.6 74.5 103.0 212.6 27
Jim Denney 79.0 110.7 76.5 108.2 218.9 21
Jim Maki Large hill 85.0 89.0 81.0 82.4 171.4 36
Terry Kern 88.0 89.7 85.0 86.5 176.2 30
Jerry Martin 85.0 94.0 78.0 81.7 175.7 32
Jim Denney 89.0 99.1 85.0 92.0 191.1 18

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Jim Chapin 40.09 10
Peter Mueller 39.57 5
Dan Immerfall 39.54 3rd
1000 m Dan Carroll 1:27.37 28
Dan Immerfall 1:21.74 12
Peter Mueller 1:19.32 OR 1st
1500 m Mike Woods 2:08.77 23
Eric Heiden 2:02.40 7
Dan Carroll 2:02.26 5
5000 m Eric Heiden 7:59.00 19
Mike Woods 7:48.08 12
Dan Carroll 7:36.46 6
10,000 m Charles Gilmore 16:26.35 19
Mike Woods 15:53.42 12
Dan Carroll 15:19.29 7
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Lori Monk 44.00 9
Leah Poulos-Mueller 43.21 4
Sheila Young 42.46 OR 1st
1000 m Peggy Crowe DSQ
Sheila Young 1:29.14 3rd
Leah Poulos-Mueller 1:28.57 2nd
1500 m Cindy Seikkula 2:24.06 17
Leah Poulos-Mueller 2:19.11 6
Sheila Young 2:17.06 2nd
3000 m Cindy Seikkula 4:57.57 17
Beth Heiden 4:51.67 11
Nancy Swider-Peltz 4:48.46 7

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