Erich Buck

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Erich Buck
Personal information
Country representedWest Germany
Born (1949-01-05) 5 January 1949 (age 70)
Ravensburg, French Zone of Occupation, later West Germany
Former partnerAngelika Buck
Former coachBetty Callaway
Former skating clubERV Ravensburg
Former training locationsOberstdorf

Erich Buck (born 5 January 1949) is a German former ice dancer who competed for West Germany. With his sister Angelika Buck, he is the 1972 European champion, a four-time World medalist, and a six-time West German national champion.


Angelika and Erich Buck were coached by Betty Callaway in Oberstdorf. They represented West Germany and the ERV Ravensburg club.

The Buck siblings were the first Germans to capture the European ice dancing title. They did so at the 1972 European Championships in Gothenburg, upsetting Lyudmila Pakhomova / Alexander Gorshkov. They also won three silver medals at Europeans and four medals at the World Championships (three silver and one bronze). They took gold at the West German Championships six times.

The Buck siblings invented the "Ravensburger Waltz", which became one of the ISU's compulsory/pattern dances. They debuted it at the 1973 German Championships.

Personal life[edit]

Erich Buck studied managerial economics at university in Munich. He manages an insurance office in his hometown, Ravensburg. He is married and has two children.


Event 64–65 65–66 66–67 67–68 68–69 69–70 70–71 71–72 72–73
World Champ. 10th 8th 5th 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd
European Champ. 13th 6th 4th 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd
Nebelhorn Trophy 1st 1st
West Germany 4th 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st


  • [1] Munzinger
  • [2] Wochenblatt online
  • [3] Skate Canada 2003 Ice Dance
  • Eissport Magazin 6/95, page 20