United States at the 1968 Winter Olympics

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United States at the
1968 Winter Olympics
Flag of the United States.svg
IOC code USA
NOC United States Olympic Committee
in Grenoble
Competitors 95 (74 men, 21 women) in 10 sports
Flag bearer Terry McDermott
Medals
Ranked 9th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 5 1 7
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

The United States competed at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Fleming, PeggyPeggy Fleming Figure skating Ladies' singles
 Silver Wood, TimTim Wood Figure skating Men's singles
 Silver McDermott, TerryTerry McDermott Speed skating Men's 500 metres
 Silver Fish, JennyJenny Fish Speed skating Women's 500 metres
 Silver Holum, DianneDianne Holum Speed skating Women's 500 metres
 Silver Meyers, MaryMary Meyers Speed skating Women's 500 metres
 Bronze Holum, DianneDianne Holum Speed skating Women's 1000 metres

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jim Barrows Downhill DNF
Jere Elliott DNF
Dennis McCoy 2:04.82 21
Billy Kidd 2:03.40 18
Rick Chaffee Giant Slalom 1:46.44 13 1:49.75 14 3:36.19 15
Spider Sabich 1:46.34 12 1:49.81 15 3:36.15 14
Billy Kidd 1:45.91 8 1:46.46 1 3:32.37 5
Jimmy Heuga 1:45.46 7 1:48.43 9 3:33.89 10
Men's slalom
Athlete Heat 1 Heat 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time 1 Rank Time 2 Rank Total Rank
Billy Kidd 53.37 1 QF DNF DNF
Rick Chaffee 54.28 1 QF 49.95 10 51.24 10 1:41.19 9
Jimmy Heuga 52.34 1 QF 49.96 11 51.01 9 1:40.97 7
Spider Sabich 53.52 2 QF 49.75 4 50.74 7 1:40.49 5
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Suzy Chaffee Downhill 1:48.50 28
Sandy Shellworth 1:46.53 21
Kiki Cutter 1:44.94 17
Wendy Allen Giant Slalom 2:00.03 22
Kiki Cutter 1:59.82 21
Suzy Chaffee 1:58.38 17
Judy Nagel 1:57.39 12
Kiki Cutter Slalom DSQ DSQ
Rosie Fortna DSQ DSQ
Wendy Allen DSQ DSQ
Judy Nagel 40.19 1 DSQ DSQ

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Jonathan Chaffee 1'23:21.1 11 1'34:21.1 49
Edward Williams 1'23:24.5 9 1'32:24.5 45
Bill Spencer 1'20:17.7 10 1'30:17.7 37
Ralph Wakley 1'22:32.9 5 1'27:32.9 27
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
Ralph Wakley
Edward Williams
Bill Spencer
John Ehrensbeck
8 2'28:35.5 8
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 Paul Lamey
Robert Huscher
Two-man 1:11.30 8 1:11.54 4 1:11.04 6 1:12.15 9 4:46.03 6
USA-2 Howard Clifton
Michael Luce
Two-man 1:12.10 14 1:12.18 10 1:11.88 9 1:13.15 15 4:49.31 11
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
USA-1 Bill Hickey
Howard Clifton
Michael Luce
Paul Savage
Four-man 1:11.45 14 1:08.92 14 2:20.37 15
USA-2 Boris Said
David Dunn
Robert Crowley
Phil Duprey
Four-man 1:11.08 11 1:08.48 10 2:19.56 10

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Larry Damon 55:07.2 55
Bob Gray 53:24.8 48
Mike Elliott 52:40.8 41
Mike Gallagher 52:02.4 34
30 km Jon Lufkin 1'51:21.2 55
Charles Kellogg 1'50:03.7 51
Mike Elliott 1'42:22.6 29
Mike Gallagher 1'41:58.2 27
50 km Charles Kellogg 2'44:00.4 36
Larry Damon 2'41:25.2 32
Mike Elliott 2'40:38.5 30
Mike Gallagher 2'36:26.1 22
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Mike Gallagher
Mike Elliott
Bob Gray
John Bower
2'21:30.4 12

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
John Misha Petkevich 8 4 1806.2 56 6
Gary Visconti 6 5 1810.2 52 5
Tim Wood 2 3 1891.6 17 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Janet Lynn 14 16 1698.7 90 9
Albertina Noyes 5 7 1797.3 40 4
Peggy Fleming 1 1 1970.5 9 1st, gold medalist(s)
Pairs
Athletes SP FS Points Places Rank
JoJo Starbuck
Kenneth Shelley
14 12 176.0 121 13
Sandi Sweitzer
Roy Wagelein
8 6 294.5 64.5 7
Cynthia Kauffman
Ronald Kauffman
5 7 297.0 58 6

Ice hockey[edit]

Medal Round[edit]

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1  Soviet Union 7 6 1 0 48 10 12
2  Czechoslovakia 7 5 1 1 33 17 11
3  Canada 7 5 2 0 28 15 10
4  Sweden 7 4 2 1 23 18 9
5  Finland 7 3 3 1 17 23 7
6  United States 7 2 4 1 23 28 5
7  West Germany 7 1 6 0 13 39 2
8  East Germany 7 0 7 0 13 48 0

Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia – United States USA 5:1 (1:1, 2:0, 2:0)
Goalscorers: Suchý, Havel, Jiřík, Hejma, Jiří Holík – Volmar.
Referees: Dahlberg, Wiking (SWE)

Sweden Sweden – United States USA 4:3 (0:0, 4:2, 0:1)
Goalscorers: Nilsson, Wickberg, Hedlund, Bengsston – Falkman, Lilyholm, Nanne.
Referees: McEvoy, Kubinec (CAN)

Soviet Union USSR – United States USA 10:2 (6:0, 4:2, 0:0)
Goalscorers: Firsov 3, Blinov 2, Populanov 2, Kuzkin, Staršinov, Mojsejev – Ross, Morrison.
Referees: Dahlberg (SWE), Kubinec (CAN)

Canada Canada – United States USA 3:2 (1:2, 0:0, 2:0)
Goalscorers: Cadieux 2, Johnston – Pleau, Riutta.
Referees: Snětkov, Seglin (URS)

United States USA – Germany West Germany 8:1 (2:1, 4:0, 2:0)
Goalscorers: Volmar 2, Ross, Morrison, Nanne, Pleau, Cunnoff, P. Hurley – Funk.
Referees: McEvoy (CAN), Seglin (URS)

East Germany East Germany – United States USA 4:6 (1:3, 1:1, 2:2)
Goalscorers: Fuchs 2, Karrenbauer 2 – Stordahl 2, P. Hurley 2, Volmar, Lilyholm.
Referees: Kubinec (CAN), Seglin (URS)

United States USA – Finland Finland 1:1 (1:1, 0:0, 0:0)
Goalscorers: Volmar – Wahlsten.
Referees: Kubinec (CAN), Seglin (URS)

Leading scorer[edit]

Rk Team GP G A Pts
8th United States Jack Morrison 7 2 6 8

Contestants[edit]

6. United States
Goaltenders: Pat Rupp, James Logue.
Defence: Lou Nanne, Bob Paradise, Paul Hurley, Donald Ross, Bruce Riutta, Robert Gaudreau.
Forwards: Herb Brooks, Larry Pleau, John Cunniff, Doug Volmar, Leonard Lilyholm, Craig Falkman, Jack Morrison, Tom Hurley, Larry Stordahl, Jack Dale.
Coach: Murray Williamson.

Luge[edit]

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Robin Partch 1:30.36 47 59.78 28 59.53 25 3:29.67 46
James Murray 1:00.34 32 59.94 29 59.72 26 3:00.00 28
Mike Hessel 1:00.00 29 1:00.46 32 1:00.16 29 3:00.62 30
Kim Layton 59.73 27 59.45 23 59.46 24 2:58.64 26

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mike Hessel
Jim Moriarty
DNF DNF
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ellen Williams 51.67 16 51.09 16 52.39 19 2:35.15 16
Sheila Johansen 51.21 15 51.90 19 52.36 18 2:35.47 17
Kathleen Ann Roberts-Homstad 50.62 12 51.04 15 51.94 15 2:33.60 14

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
Tom Upham Individual 60.5 67.5 182.2 31 56:30.5 142.97 40 325.17 39
John Bower 69.5 69.5 205.2 14 51:00.1 205.96 16 411.16 13
Georg Krog 73.0 74.0 212.2 11 53:55.9 171.56 33 383.76 22
Jim Miller 67.5 67.5 171.6 35 50:56.0 206.78 15 378.38 26

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Jay Rand Normal hill 70.0 85.8 70.5 92.6 178.4 42
Adrian Watt 71.0 86.9 68.0 87.1 174.0 44
Bill Bakke 69.5 90.0 70.0 90.8 180.8 40
John Balfanz 72.5 97.8 68.5 91.9 189.7 33
Jay Martin Large hill 85.0 81.4 85.0 82.4 163.8 43
John Balfanz 84.5 83.7 85.5 86.1 169.8 42
Bill Bakke 90.5 90.1 87.5 85.4 175.5 34
Jay Rand 90.0 90.9 86.0 83.8 174.7 35

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Tom Gray 41.6 21
John Wurster 40.7 5
Neil Blatchford 40.7 5
Terry McDermott 40.5 2nd, silver medalist(s)
1500 m Roger Capan 2:13.6 34
Bill Lanigan 2:11.7 24
Wayne LeBombard 2:11.2 23
Richard Wurster 2:08.4 19
5000 m Wayne LeBombard 8:03.8 28
Bill Cox 7:58.1 25
Bill Lanigan 7:57.7 24
10,000 m Bill Cox 17:08.2 25
Bill Lanigan 16:50.1 21
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Mary Meyers 46.3 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Dianne Holum 46.3 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Jenny Fish 46.3 2nd, silver medalist(s)
1000 m Jenny Fish 1:38.4 23
Jeanne Ashworth 1:34.7 7
Dianne Holum 1:33.4 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
1500 m Jeanne Omelenchuk 2:35.5 25
Jeanne Ashworth 2:30.3 16
Dianne Holum 2:28.5 13
3000 m Toy Dorgan 5:17.6 14
Jeanne Omelenchuk 5:14.9 11
Jeanne Ashworth 5:14.0 10

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