United States at the 1998 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 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano
Competitors 186 (105 men, 81 women) in 14 sports
Flag bearer Eric Flaim (Opening) (short track speed skating)
Cammi Granato (Closing) (ice hockey)
Medals
Rank: 5
Gold
6
Silver
3
Bronze
4
Total
13
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

The United States competed at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Street, PicaboPicabo Street Alpine skiing Women's super-G
 Gold Lipinski, TaraTara Lipinski Figure skating Ladies' singles
 Gold Bergoust, EricEric Bergoust Freestyle skiing Men's aerials
 Gold Moseley, JonnyJonny Moseley Freestyle skiing Men's moguls
 Gold Stone, NikkiNikki Stone Freestyle skiing Women's aerials
 Gold United States women's national ice hockey team
Chris Bailey   Tricia Dunn-Luoma   Vicki Movsessian
Laurie Baker   Cammi Granato   Jenny Potter
Alana Blahoski   Katie King   Angela Ruggiero
Lisa Brown-Miller   Shelley Looney   Sarah Tueting
Karyn Bye   Sue Merz   Gretchen Ulion
Colleen Coyne   Allison Mleczko   Sandra Whyte
Sara Decosta   Tara Mounsey
Ice hockey Women's tournament
 Silver Kwan, MichelleMichelle Kwan Figure skating Ladies' singles
 Silver Sheer, GordonGordon Sheer
Chris Thorpe
Luge Doubles
 Silver Witty, ChrisChris Witty Speed skating Women's 1000 metres
 Bronze Grimmette, MarkMark Grimmette
Brian Martin
Luge Doubles
 Bronze Powers, RossRoss Powers Snowboarding Men's halfpipe
 Bronze Dunn-Downing, ShannonShannon Dunn-Downing Snowboarding Women's halfpipe
 Bronze Witty, ChrisChris Witty Speed skating Women's 1500 metres

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
A. J. Kitt Downhill DNF
Jason Rosener 1:52.33 15
Tommy Moe 1:51.43 12
Kyle Rasmussen 1:51.09 9
Chad Fleischer Super-G 1:40.19 34
Kyle Rasmussen 1:36.52 13
Tommy Moe 1:35.97 8
Daron Rahlves 1:35.96 7
Casey Puckett Giant slalom DNF DNF
Bode Miller 1:56.98 DSQ DSQ
Sacha Gros 1:24.57 1:22.32 2:46.89 26
Daron Rahlves 1:22.81 1:20.78 2:43.59 20
Andy LeRoy Slalom DNF DNF
Chip Knight DNF DNF
Bode Miller 57.52 DNF DNF
Matt Grosjean 56.58 55.98 1:52.56 15

Men's combined

Athlete Slalom Downhill Total
Time 1 Time 2 Time Total time Rank
Chad Fleischer DNF DNF
Jason Rosener DNF DNF
Matt Grosjean 48.32 DNF DNF
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Kirsten Clark Downhill 1:32.25 28
Kathleen Monahan 1:32.22 26
Jonna Mendes 1:30.89 17
Picabo Street 1:29.54 6
Kirsten Clark Super-G DNF
Jonna Mendes 1:20.35 32
Kathleen Monahan 1:20.25 29
Picabo Street 1:18.02 1st
Caroline Lalive Giant slalom DNF DNF
Julie Parisien 1:25.34 1:37.44 3:02.78 28
Alex Shaffer 1:25.02 DNF DNF
Sarah Schleper 1:23.63 DNF DNF
Tasha Nelson Slalom DSQ DSQ
Sarah Schleper 49.17 50.25 1:39.42 22
Julie Parisien 47.91 48.44 1:36.35 13
Kristina Koznick 46.73 DNF DNF

Women's combined

Athlete Downhill Slalom Total
Time Time 1 Time 2 Total time Rank
Alex Shaffer 1:32.53 37.33 35.38 2:45.24 9
Kirsten Clark 1:31.47 41.75 39.03 2:52.25 18
Jonna Mendes 1:31.16 39.92 37.51 2:48.59 14
Caroline Lalive 1:31.05 37.29 36.42 2:44.76 7

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
10 km sprint Jay Hakkinen 3 31:31.6 60
Dan Westover 1 30:39.5 49
Event Athlete Time Misses Adjusted time 2 Rank
20 km Robert Rosser 1'01:35.7 7 1'08:35.7 69
Jay Hakkinen 58:10.3 4 1'02:10.3 42
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Jay Hakkinen
Dan Westover
Andrew Erickson
Robert Rosser
0 1'28:13.9 17
Women
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
7.5 km sprint Stacey Wooley 3 27:03.0 58
Deborah Nordyke 2 25:50.5 48
Kristina Sabasteanski 1 25:12.2 33
Event Athlete Time Misses Adjusted time 2 Rank
15 km Ntala Skinner 1'06:09.0 3 1'09:09.0 61
Kara Salmela 59:43.7 5 1'04:43.7 56
Stacey Wooley 1'01:57.3 2 1'03:57.3 55
Women's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Ntala Skinner
Stacey Wooley
Kara Salmela
Kristina Sabasteanski
1 1'48:30.2 15
1 A penalty loop of 150 metres had to be skied per missed target.
2 One minute added 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 Brian Shimer
Garrett Hines
Two-man 54.88 9 54.79 13 54.42 6 54.66 11 3:38.75 10
USA-2 Jim Herberich
Robert Olesen
Two-man 54.91 10 54.70 9 54.46 8 54.46 5 3:38.53 7
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
USA-1 Brian Shimer
Chip Minton
Randy Jones
Garrett Hines
Four-man 52.93 4 53.42 4 53.73 4 2:40.08 5
USA-2 Jim Herberich
Darrin Steele
John Kasper
Robert Olesen
Four-man 53.74 15 53.72 14 53.81 8 2:41.27 12

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
10 km
C
Marcus Nash 32:11.9 78
Justin Wadsworth 30:26.3 47
Patrick Weaver 30:04.4 43
John Bauer 29:58.4 41
15 km
pursuit1
F
John Bauer 45:24.6 47
Justin Wadsworth 45:18.0 44
Patrick Weaver 45:07.1 40
30 km
C
Patrick Weaver DNF
Marcus Nash 1'44:37.7 49
John Bauer 1'44:15.3 47
Justin Wadsworth 1'42:21.1 37
50 km
F
John Bauer 2'24:45.4 53
Marc Gilbertson 2'24:37.5 52
Patrick Weaver 2'20:37.7 44
Marcus Nash 2'17:37.8 35
1 Starting delay based on 10 km results.
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Marcus Nash
John Bauer
Patrick Weaver
Justin Wadsworth
1'48:16.4 17
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km
C
Laura McCabe 21:06.9 75
Nina Kemppel 20:29.7 67
Laura Wilson 20:24.6 65
Karen Petty 19:36.6 51
10 km
pursuit2
F
Laura McCabe DNF
Laura Wilson 34:42.4 57
Karen Petty 34:12.2 52
15 km
C
Laura Wilson 54:10.4 53
Nina Kemppel 53:57.2 52
Suzanne King 52:58.9 48
Karen Petty 52:45.3 47
30 km
F
Laura McCabe 1'35:09.9 49
Suzanne King 1'34:01.8 43
Karen Petty 1'33:47.3 41
Laura Wilson 1'33:10.6 36
2 Starting delay based on 5 km results.
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle
Women's 4 x 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Karen Petty
Suzanne King
Laura McCabe
Laura Wilson
1'00:51.2 15

Curling pictogram.svg Curling[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Top four teams advanced to semi-finals.

Country Skip W L
Canada Mike Harris 6 1
Norway Eigil Ramsfjell 5 2
Switzerland Patrick Hürlimann 5 2
United States Tim Somerville 3 4
Japan Makoto Tsuruga 3 4
Sweden Peja Lindholm 3 4
Great Britain Douglas Dryburgh 2 5
Germany Andy Kapp 1 6
Team 1  Score  Team 2
 United States 2–6  Sweden
 Canada 11–3  United States
 United States 7–6  Norway
 United States 2–7   Switzerland
 United States 8–5  Germany
 Japan 8–6  United States
 United Kingdom 3–6  United States

Tie-breaker 1

Team 1  Score  Team 2
 United States 5-2  Sweden

Tie-breaker 2

Team 1  Score  Team 2
 United States 5-4  Japan

Medal round[edit]

Semi-final

Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Canada (Harris) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 X X 7
United States (Somerville) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 X X 1

Bronze medal game

Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
United States (Somerville) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 4th 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 X 4
Norway (Ramsfjell) 0 1 1 1 3 0 2 0 1 X 9

Contestants

Skip Third Second Lead Alternate
Tim Somerville Mike Peplinski Myles Brundidge John Gordon Tim Solin

Women's tournament[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Top four teams advanced to semi-finals.

Country Skip W L
Canada Sandra Schmirler 6 1
Sweden Elisabet Gustafson 6 1
Denmark Helena Blach Lavrsen 5 2
Great Britain Kirsty Hay 4 3
Japan Mayumi Ohkutsu 2 5
Norway Dordi Nordby 2 5
United States 7th Lisa Schoeneberg 2 5
Germany Andrea Schöpp 1 6
Team 1  Score  Team 2
 Canada 7–6  United States
 Sweden 8–5  United States
 Germany 5–8  United States
 United Kingdom 8–5  United States
 United States 5–8  Denmark
 United States 8–9  Norway
 United States 10–2  Japan

Contestants

Skip Third Second Lead Alternate
Lisa Schoeneberg Erika Brown Debbie Henry Lori Mountford Stacy Liapis

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete SP FS TFP Rank
Michael Weiss 11 6 11.5 7
Todd Eldredge 3 4 5.5 4
Women
Athlete SP FS TFP Rank
Nicole Bobek 17 17 25.5 17
Michelle Kwan 1 2 2.5 2nd
Tara Lipinski 2 1 2.0 1st
Pairs
Athletes SP FS TFP Rank
Jenni Meno
Todd Sand
6 9 12.0 8
Kyoko Ina
Jason Dungjen
4 4 6.0 4
Ice Dancing
Athletes CD1 CD2 OD FD TFP Rank
Jessica Joseph
Charles Butler
22 20 20 21 41.4 21
Elizabeth Punsalan
Jerod Swallow
7 7 7 7 14.0 7

Freestyle skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Time Points Rank Time Points Rank
Evan Dybvig Moguls none 4.55 31 Did not advance
Jim Moran 28.05 22.90 23 Did not advance
Alexander Wilson 28.10 24.32 10 Q 26.31 24.68 10
Jonny Moseley 25.78 26.53 1 Q 25.10 26.93 1st
Matt Chojnacki Aerials 165.08 21 Did not advance
Mariano Ferrario 186.98 15 Did not advance
Eric Bergoust 232.61 4 Q 255.64 1st
Britt Swartley 247.08 2 Q 231.61 5
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Time Points Rank Time Points Rank
Ann Battelle Moguls 34.01 21.24 16 Q 31.89 23.65 10
Liz McIntyre 34.77 23.07 3 Q 32.79 23.72 8
Donna Weinbrecht 33.47 23.35 1 Q 33.40 24.02 4
Stacey Blumer Aerials 130.90 20 Did not advance
Tracy Evans 147.23 17 Did not advance
Nikki Stone 174.00 4 Q 193.00 1st

Ice hockey[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

First round – Group C[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
 Canada 3 3 0 0 12 3 +9 6
 Sweden 3 2 1 0 11 7 +4 4
 United States 3 1 2 0 8 10 -2 2
 Belarus 3 0 3 0 4 15 -11 0

All times are local (UTC-7).

13 February 1998 Sweden  4 – 2
(1-2, 2-0, 1-0)
 United States The Big Hat/ Aqua Wing Arena, Nagano, Japan
Attendance: 9,985
14 February 1998 United States  5 – 2
(2-1, 1-0, 2-1)
 Belarus The Big Hat/ Aqua Wing Arena, Nagano, Japan
Attendance: 9,975
16 February 1998 Canada  4 – 1
(0-1, 0-2, 1-1)
 United States The Big Hat/ Aqua Wing Arena, Nagano, Japan
Attendance: 9,863

Quarter-final[edit]

All times are local (UTC-7).

18 February 1998 Czech Republic  4 – 1
(1-0, 0-3, 0-1)
 United States The Big Hat/ Aqua Wing Arena, Nagano, Japan
Attendance: 9,822

Women's tournament[edit]

Group stage[edit]

The first 4 teams (shaded green) advanced to medal round games.

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 United States 5 5 0 0 33 7 10
 Canada 5 4 1 0 28 12 8
 Finland 5 3 2 0 27 10 6
 China 5 2 3 0 10 15 4
 Sweden 5 1 4 0 10 21 2
 Japan 5 0 5 0 2 45 0
Team 1  Score  Team 2
 China 0–5  United States
 United States 7–1  Sweden
 United States 4–2  Finland
 United States 10–0  Japan
 Canada 4–7  United States

Gold medal game[edit]

17 February
1st United States  3 – 1  Canada Big Hat (8,626)
First period Ref: Canada Marina Zenk
no scoring
Second period
G. Ulion (S. Whyte, S. Merz) (pp) 2:38
Third period
S. Looney (S. Whyte, G. Ulion) (pp) 10:57
D. Goyette (H. Wickenheiser, G. Heaney) (pp) 15:59
S. Whyte (en) 19:52
Game stats
Gold:
 United States

Chris Bailey
Laurie Baker
Alana Blahoski
Lisa Brown-Miller
Karyn Bye
Colleen Coyne
Sara Decosta
Tricia Dunn
Cammi GranatoC
Katie King
Shelley Looney
Sue Merz
Allison Mleczko
Tara Mounsey
Vicki Movsessian
Angela Ruggiero
Jenny Potter
Sarah Tueting
Gretchen Ulion
Sandra Whyte

Luge[edit]

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Larry Dolan 50.558 15 50.163 12 50.140 12 50.267 12 3:21.128 13
Adam Heidt 50.401 13 49.899 8 49.971 9 49.827 4 3:20.098 9
Wendel Suckow 50.069 6 49.871 7 49.908 6 49.880 5 3:19.728 6

Doubles (men)

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Chris Thorpe
Gordy Sheer
50.634 2 50.493 1 1:41.127 2nd
Mark Grimmette
Brian Martin
50.716 3 50.501 2 1:41.217 3rd
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Cammy Myler 51.795 9 51.654 8 51.219 6 50.807 6 3:25.475 7
Bethany Calcaterra-McMahon 51.696 7 51.651 7 51.296 7 50.915 8 3:25.5558 8
Erin Warren 51.644 6 51.461 6 51.364 8 50.859 7 3:25.328 6

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Men's individual

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping
  • 15 km cross-country skiing (start delay, based on ski jumping results.)
Athlete Event Ski jumping Cross-country
time
Total
rank
Points Rank
Tim Tetreault Individual 190.5 39 47:48.5 36
Dave Jarrett 195.0 34 46:52.0 30
Bill Demong 208.5 19 47:18.9 34
Todd Lodwick 217.0 13 44:57.4 20

Men's team

Four participants per team.

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping
  • 5 km cross-country skiing (start delay, based on ski jumping results.)
Athletes Ski jumping Cross-country
time
Total
rank
Points Rank
Dave Jarrett
Tim Tetreault
Bill Demong
Todd Lodwick
807.0 9 58:38.6 10

Short track speed skating[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round one Quarter finals Semi finals Finals
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Final rank
Andy Gabel 500 m 43.899 2 Q 44.124 3 ADV 59.811 4 QB 43.072 7
Rusty Smith 44.584 3 Did not advance
Dan Weinstein 43.492 3 Did not advance
Andy Gabel 1000 m 1:31.672 2 Q 1:35.641 3 ADV 1:32.985 1 QA 1:33.518 4
Scott Koons 1:31.110 4 Did not advance
Rusty Smith 1:33.326 1 Q 1:39.775 4 Did not advance
Andy Gabel
Tommy O'Hare
Rusty Smith
Eric Flaim
5000 m relay 7:16.724 4 QB 7:02.014 6
Women
Athlete Event Round one Quarter finals Semi finals Finals
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Final rank
Erin Porter 500 m 1:04.113 4 Did not advance
Erin Gleason 48.767 2 Q 46.425 4 Did not advance
Amy Peterson 46.764 3 Did not advance
Erin Gleason 1000 m 1:36.965 3 Did not advance
Erin Porter 1:52.939 4 Did not advance
Amy Peterson 1:33.530 1 Q 1:36.274 2 Q 1:35.644 4 QB 1:37.348 4
Caroline Hallisey
Amy Peterson
Erin Porter
Cathy Turner
Erin Gleason
3000 m relay 4:33.352 4 QB 4:26.253 5

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Points Rank
Brendan Doran Normal hill 68.5 69.5 52 Did not advance
Randy Weber 71.0 74.5 49 Did not advance
Casey Colby 73.0 79.5 42 Did not advance
Alan Alborn 74.0 79.5 42 Did not advance
Brendan Doran Large hill 91.5 58.7 58 Did not advance
Randy Weber 98.5 75.3 50 Did not advance
Alan Alborn 102.5 82.5 44 Did not advance
Casey Colby 109.0 96.2 29 Q 97.0 69.6 165.8 30
Men's team large hill
Athletes Result
Points 1 Rank
Mike Keuler
Alan Alborn
Randy Weber
Casey Colby
490.7 12
1 Four teams members performed two jumps each.

Snowboarding[edit]

Men's giant slalom
Athlete Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Adam Hostetter DSQ DSQ
Mike Jacoby 1:03.53 1:08.27 2:11.80 17
Chris Klug 59.38 1:05.87 2:05.25 6
Men's halfpipe
Athlete Qualifying round 1 Qualifying round 2 Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Ron Chiodi 29.0 31 32.1 23 Did not advance
Todd Richards 32.4 26 39.5 6 QF 69.6 16
Ross Powers 38.0 10 39.4 7 'QF 82.1 3rd
Women's giant slalom
Athlete Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Betsy Shaw DSQ DSQ
Lisa Kosglow DNF DNF
Rosey Fletcher DNF DNF
Sondra Van Ert 1:17.89 1:08.67 2:26.56 12
Women's halfpipe
Athlete Qualifying round 1 Qualifying round 2 Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Michelle Taggart 26.1 18 25.5 15 Did not advance
Barrett Christy 30.3 14 31.6 10 Did not advance
Shannon Dunn 33.3 7 36.6 2 QF 72.8 3rd
Cara-Beth Burnside 36.7 2 QF 72.6 4

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
500 m Cory Carpenter 37.35 39 37.76 36 75.11 36
Marc Pelchat 36.94 32 36.41 15 73.35 23
Dave Cruikshank 36.67 21 36.86 28 73.53 25
Casey FitzRandolph 35.81 3 36.39 13 72.20 6
1000 m Cory Carpenter 1:13.03 29
Nate Mills 1:12.61 23
K. C. Boutiette 1:11.75 8
Casey FitzRandolph 1:11.64 7
1500 m Dave Tamburrino 1:54.91 35
Cory Carpenter 1:53.50 32
Casey FitzRandolph 1:53.26 31
K. C. Boutiette 1:50.04 5
5000 m Dave Tamburrino 6:41.19 16
K. C. Boutiette 6:39.67 14
10,000 m Dave Tamburrino 14:12.00 16
K. C. Boutiette 13:44.03 8
Women
Event Athlete Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
500 m Amy Sannes 40.41 27 40.49 26 80.90 26
Becky Sundstrom 40.20 25 39.66 15 79.86 17
Moira D'Andrea 39.83 18 40.09 23 79.92 19
Chris Witty 39.09 6 39.44 12 78.53 10
1000 m Jennifer Rodriguez 1:19.19 13
Moira D'Andrea 1:18.38 9
Becky Sundstrom 1:18.23 6
Chris Witty 1:16.79 2nd
1500 m Moira D'Andrea 2:02.47 14
Becky Sundstrom 2:01.81 12
Jennifer Rodriguez 2:00.97 8
Chris Witty 1:58.97 3rd
3000 m Catherine Raney Norman 4:22.55 22
Kirstin Holum 4:12.24 6
Jennifer Rodriguez 4:11.64 4
5000 m Jennifer Rodriguez 7:16.78 10
Kirstin Holum 7:14.20 7

References[edit]