Janet Gerhauser

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Janet Gerhauser
Personal information
Full name Janet Jean Gerhauser Carpenter
Country represented  United States
Born (1932-08-09) August 9, 1932 (age 84)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Former partner John Nightingale

Janet Jean Gerhauser Carpenter (born August 9, 1932 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) was an American pair skater who competed with John Nightingale, twice winning the silver medal at the United States Figure Skating Championships and taking part in the 1952 Winter Olympic Games. She also competed in fours with Nightingale, Marilyn Thomsen, and Marlyn Thomsen and won the 1949 North American title. After her competitive career ended, she was a judge and a coach. She was inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2008.



(with Nightingale)

Event 1951 1952
Winter Olympics 6th
World Championships 8th 5th
North American Championships 2nd
U.S. Championships 2nd 2nd


(with Nightingale, Thomsen, and Thomsen)

Event 1949
North American Championships 1st