|Born||January 23, 1971 (age 46)
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.
Mark Grimmette (born January 23, 1971) 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. He was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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.
He announced his retirement on March 17, 2010.
On April 29, 2010, it was announced that Grimmette was named USA Luge's Sports Program Director and also was involved as a head coach.
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. On April 21, 2014, he became a father for the first time when he and his wife Keela welcomed a daughter, Leona Grace Grimmette. On June 29, 2015 Finn Henry joined the family. 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 it was published by Bormann Publishing.
- The most decorated athletes ever to race for USA Luge. at the Fédération Internationale de Luge de Course (March 17, 2010 article accessed March 18, 2010.)
- 1994 luge men's doubles results
- 2006 luge men's doubles results
- DatabaseOlympics.com profile on Grimmette.
- FIL-Luge profile
- Five-Time Olympian Mark Grimmette new USA Sports Program Director. at the Fédération Internationale de Luge de Course (April 29, 2010 article accessed April 29, 2010.)
- Fuzilogik Sports – Winter Olympic results – Men's luge
- Hickoksports.com results on Olympic champions in luge and skelton.
- Hickok sports information on World champions in luge and skeleton.
- List of men's doubles luge World Cup champions since 1978.
- Official website of Grimmette and Martin
- USA Luge profile of Grimmette and Martin