United States at the 1968 Winter Olympics

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

United States at the
1968 Winter Olympics
Flag of the United States.svg
IOC codeUSA
NOCUnited States Olympic Committee
in Grenoble
Competitors96 (75 men, 21 women) in 10 sports
Flag bearerTerry McDermott
Medals
Ranked 9th
Gold
1
Silver
5
Bronze
1
Total
7
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

MedalistsEdit

The following U.S. competitors won medals at the games. In the by discipline sections below, medalists' names are bolded.

Alpine skiingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heat 1 Heat 2 Final
Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jim Barrows Downhill N/A DNF
Jere Elliott DNF
Billy Kidd 2:03.40 18
Dennis McCoy 2:04.82 21
Rick Chaffee Giant slalom N/A 1:46.44 13 1:49.75 14 3:36.19 15
Jimmy Heuga 1:45.46 7 1:48.43 9 3:33.89 10
Billy Kidd 1:45.91 8 1:46.46 1 3:32.37 5
Spider Sabich 1:46.34 12 1:49.81 15 3:36.15 14
Rick Chaffee Slalom 54.28 1 QF Bye 49.95 10 51.24 10 1:41.19 9
Jimmy Heuga 52.34 1 QF Bye 49.96 11 51.01 9 1:40.97 7
Billy Kidd 53.37 1 QF Bye DNF
Spider Sabich 53.52 2 QF Bye 49.75 4 50.74 7 1:40.49 5
Women
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Karen Budge Downhill N/A DNS
Suzy Chaffee 1:48.50 28
Kiki Cutter 1:44.94 17
Sandy Shellworth 1:46.53 21
Wendy Allen Giant slalom N/A 2:00.03 22
Suzy Chaffee 1:58.38 17
Kiki Cutter 1:59.52 21
Judy Nagel 1:57.39 12
Wendy Allen Slalom DSQ
Kiki Cutter DSQ
Rosie Fortna DSQ
Judy Nagel 40.19 1 DSQ

BiathlonEdit

Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Jonathan Chaffee Individual 1:34:21.1 11 (3+2+4+2) 49
Bill Spencer 1:30:17.7 10 (2+3+1+4) 37
Ralph Wakley 1:27:32.9 5 (1+1+3+0) 27
Edward Williams 1:32:24.5 9 (2+5+0+2) 45
John Ehrensbeck
Bill Spencer
Ralph Wakley
Edward Williams
Relay 2:28:35.5 8 8

BobsleighEdit

Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
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
Paul Lamey
Robert Huscher
1:11.30 8 1:11.54 4 1:11.04 6 1:12.15 9 4:46.03 6
Bill Hickey
Howard Clifton
Michael Luce
Paul Savage
Four-man 1:11.45 14 1:08.92 14 N/A 2:20.37 15
Boris Said
David Dunn
Robert Crowley
Phil Duprey
1:11.08 11 1:08.48 10 2:19.56 10

Cross-country skiingEdit

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

Figure skatingEdit

Individual
Athlete Event CF FS Total
Rank Rank Points Places Rank
John Misha Petkevich Men's singles 8 4 1806.2 56 6
Gary Visconti 6 5 1810.2 52 5
Tim Wood 2 3 1891.6 17  
Peggy Fleming Ladies' singles 1 1 1970.5 9  
Janet Lynn 14 6 1698.7 90 9
Albertina Noyes 5 7 1797.3 40 4
Pairs
Athlete Event SP FS Total
Rank Rank Points Places Rank
Cynthia Kauffman
Ronald Kauffman
Pairs 5 7 297.0 58 6
JoJo Starbuck
Kenneth Shelley
14 12 276.0 121 13
Sandi Sweitzer
Roy Wagelein
8 6 294.5 64.5 7

Ice hockeyEdit

Summary
Team Event First round Medal round
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
United States men Men's tournament Bye   Czechoslovakia
L 1–5
  Sweden
L 3–4
  Soviet Union
L 2–10
  Canada
L 2–3
  West Germany
W 8–1
  East Germany
W 6–4
  Finland
T 1–1
6
Roster

Coach: Murray Williamson

Pos. Name
G James Logue
G Pat Rupp
D Robert Gaudreau
D Paul Hurley
D Lou Nanne
D Bob Paradise
D Bruce Riutta
D Donald Ross
F Herb Brooks
F John Cunniff
F Jack Dale
F Craig Falkman
F Tom Hurley
F Leonard Lilyholm
F Jack Morrison
F Larry Pleau
F Larry Stordhal
F Doug Volmar
Medal Round
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 –   USA 5:1 (1:1, 2:0, 2:0)
Goalscorers: Suchý, Havel, Jiřík, Hejma, Jiří Holík – Volmar.
Referees: Dahlberg, Wiking (SWE)

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

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

  USA –   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 –   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)

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

LugeEdit

Men
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mike Hessel Singles 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
James Murray 1:00.34 32 59.94 29 59.72 26 3:00.00 28
Robin Partch 1:30.36 47 59.78 28 59.53 25 3:29.67 46
Mike Hessel
Jim Moriarty
Doubles DNS N/A DNS
Women
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sheila Johansen Singles 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
Ellen Williams 51.67 16 51.09 16 52.39 19 2:35.15 16

Nordic combinedEdit

Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Jump 1 Jump 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
John Bower Individual 104.2 101.0 205.2 14 51:00.1 205.96 16 411.16 13
Georg Krog 105.4 106.8 212.2 11 53:55.9 171.56 33 383.76 22
Jim Miller 85.1 86.5 171.6 35 50:56.0 206.78 15 378.38 26
Tom Upham 92.2 90.0 182.2 31 56:30.5 142.97 40 325.17 39

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Bill Bakke Normal hill 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 Rand 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 Large hill 90.5 90.1 87.5 85.4 175.5 34
John Balfanz 84.5 83.7 85.5 86.1 169.8 42
Jay Martin 85.0 81.4 85.0 82.4 163.8 43
Jay Rand 90.0 90.9 86.0 83.8 174.7 35

Speed skatingEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  • Official Olympic Reports
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2009-06-05.
  • Olympic Winter Games 1968, full results by sports-reference.com