United States at the
1936 Winter Olympics
US flag 48 stars.svg
IOC codeUSA
NOCUnited States Olympic Committee
in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Competitors55 (46 men, 9 women) in 8 sports
Flag bearerRolf Monsen
Medals
Ranked 8th
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
3
Total
4
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

The United States competed at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Photograph of the 1936 American Ice Hockey squad from the January 5, 1936 edition of The New York Times (Times Wide World Photos.)
Photograph of the 1936 American Ice Hockey squad from the January 5, 1936 edition of The New York Times (Times Wide World Photos.)

Medalists

Further information: 1936 Winter Olympics medal table

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

Alpine skiing

Main article: Alpine skiing at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Men

Athlete Event Downhill Slalom Total
Time Points Time 1 Time 2 Total Points Average points Rank
Dick Durrance Combined 5:16.2 90.89 1:26.4 (+0:06) 1:26.9 2:53.3 84.59 87.74 10
Robert Livermore 6:04.4 78.87 1:37.5 1:36.7 3:14.2 75.49 77.18 23
George Page 5:42.8 83.84 1:25.7 1:33.4 2:59.1 81.86 82.85 13
Albert Washburn 6:30.8 73.54 1:56.7 (+0:06) Did not advance

Women

Athlete Event Downhill Slalom Total
Time Points Time 1 Time 2 Total Points Average points Rank
Mary Bird Combined 8:32.4 59.41 2:38.9 Did not advance
Helen Boughton-Leigh 7:17.4 69.59 1:46.7 1:50.8 3:37.5 65.33 67.46 21
Clarita Heath 7:39.2 66.29 2:25.4 2:00.3 4:25.7 53.48 59.89 27
Elizabeth Woolsey 6:12.8 81.68 2:00.8 2:09.3 4:10.1 56.82 69.24 19

Bobsleigh

Main article: Bobsleigh at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ivan Brown
Alan Washbond
Two-man 1:22.50 1 1:21.02 2 1:25.39 3 1:20.38 2 5:29.29 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Gilbert Colgate
Richard Lawrence
1:25.06 2 1:21.94 3 1:24.80 2 1:22.16 3 5:33.96 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Hubert Stevens
Crawford Merkel
Robert Martin
John Shene
Four-man 1:25.61 8 1:19.17 2 1:20.51 3 1:18.84 2 5:24.13 4
Francis Tyler
James Bickford
Richard Lawrence
Max Bly
1:25.61 8 1:23.85 10 1:20.22 2 1:19.32 5 5:29.00 6

Cross-country skiing

Main article: Cross-country skiing at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Athlete Event Time Rank
Warren Chivers 18 km 1:30:25 48
Richard Parsons 1:30:09 46
Karl Magnus Satre 1:25:56 34
Berger Torrissen 1:29:08 45
Nils Backstrom 50 km 4:29:30 33
Richard Parsons 4:11:08 29
Karl Magnus Satre 3:58:45 18
Berger Torrissen 4:07:44 27
Warren Chivers
Richard Parsons
Karl Satre
Birger Torrissen
4 × 10 km relay 3:06:26 11

Figure skating

Main article: Figure skating at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Men

Athlete Event CF FS Total
Rank Rank Places Points Rank
George Hill Men's singles 18 23 148 325.1 22
Robin Lee 13 13 80 363.0 12
Erle Reiter 12 17 95 352.9 13

Women

Athlete Event CF FS Total
Rank Rank Places Points Rank
Audrey Peppe Ladies' singles 18 8 85 363.3 12
Maribel Vinson 6 7 39 388.7 5
Estelle Weigel 23 22 151 324.5 22
Louise Weigel 22 20 140 336.4 21

Mixed

Athlete Event Points Score Rank
Grace Madden
James Madden
Pairs 95 9.1 11
Maribel Vinson
George Hill
46.5 10.4 5

Ice hockey

Main article: Ice hockey at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Summary

Team Event First round Second round Medal round
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
United States men Men's tournament  Germany
W 1–0
  Switzerland
W 3–0
 Italy
L 1–2
2 Q  Czechoslovakia
W 2–0
 Austria
W 1–0
 Sweden
W 2–1
1 Q  Great Britain
T 0–0
 Canada
L 0–1
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)

Roster

Thomas Moone
Francis Shaughnessy
Philip LaBatte
Frank Stubbs
John Garrison
Paul Rowe
John Lax
Gordon Smith
Elbridge Ross
Francis Spain
August Kammer

First round
Top two teams advanced to semifinals

Pld W L T GF GA Pts
 Germany 3 2 1 0 5 1 4
 United States 3 2 1 0 5 2 4
 Italy 3 1 2 0 2 5 2
  Switzerland 3 1 2 0 1 5 2
6 February  Germany 0-1
(0-1,0-0,0-0)
 United States
7 February  United States 3-0
(0-0,3-0,0-0)
  Switzerland
8 February  United States 1-2
(0-0,0-0,1-1,0-0,0-1)
 Italy

Second round
Top two teams advanced to Medal Round

Pld W L T GF GA Pts
 United States 3 3 0 0 5 1 6
 Czechoslovakia 3 2 1 0 6 4 4
 Sweden 3 1 0 2 3 6 2
 Austria 3 0 3 0 1 4 0
11 February  United States 2-0
(0-0,2-0,0-0)
 Czechoslovakia
12 February  United States 1-0
(0-0,1-0,0-0)
 Austria
13 February  United States 2-1
(0-0,1-1,1-0)
 Sweden

Medal Round

Pld W L T GF GA Pts
 Great Britain 3 2 0 1 7 1 5
 Canada 3 2 1 0 9 2 4
 United States 3 1 1 1 2 1 3
 Czechoslovakia 3 0 3 0 0 14 0

Relevant results from the semifinal were carried over to the final

11 February  United States 2-0
(0-0, 2-0, 0-0)
 Czechoslovakia
15 February  Great Britain 0-0
(0-0,0-0,0-0,0-0,0-0,0-0)
 United States
16 February  Canada 1-0
(1-0,0-0,0-0)
 United States

Nordic combined

Main article: Nordic combined at the 1936 Winter Olympics

The cross-country skiing part of this event was combined with the 18 kilometer race of cross-country skiing. Those results can be found above in this article in the cross-country skiing section. Some athletes (but not all) entered in both the cross-country skiing and Nordic combined event; their time on the 18 km was used for both events.

The ski jumping (normal hill) event was held separate from the main medal event of ski jumping, results can be found in the table below.

Athlete Event Cross-country Ski Jumping Total
Time Points Rank Distance 1 Distance 2 Total points Rank Points Rank
Edward Blood Individual 1:33:45 142.5 42 44.0 43.0 183.1 26 325.5 37
Karl Magnus Satre 1:25:56 181.8 24 39.0 41.0 174.0 35 355.8 27
Paul Ottar Satre 1:36:27 129.4 45 48.5 53.0 144.5 44 273.9 44
Berger Torrissen 1:29:08 165.3 29 45.0 44.0 190.2 19 355.5 28

Ski jumping

Main article: Ski jumping at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Walter Bietila Normal hill 66.5 100.4 24 63.5 94.8 34 195.2 30
Sverre Fredheim 73.5 107.7 10 73.0 106.4 10 214.1 11
Roy Mikkelsen 69.5 102.0 18 68.0 100.6 25 202.6 23
Caspar Oimoen 71.5 100.5 23 72.5 107.1 9 207.6 13

Speed skating

Main article: Speed skating at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Athlete Event Time Rank
Leo Freisinger 500 m 44.0 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Del Lamb 44.2 5
Robert Petersen 45.0 11
Allan Potts 44.8 6
Leo Freisinger 1500 m 2:21.3 4
Robert Petersen 2:25.4 17
Allan Potts 2:31.2 32
Eddie Schroeder 2:24.3 12
Robert Petersen 5000 m 8:46.5 11
Eddie Schroeder 8:49.1 15
Robert Petersen 10,000 m DNF
Eddie Schroeder 17:52.0 8

References

  • 1936 United States Olympic Men's Ice Hockey at Fanbase
  • Peter von le Fort, ed. (1936). IV. Olympische Winterspiele 1936 Amtlicher Bericht (PDF) (in German). Berlin: Reichssportverlag. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  • Olympic Winter Games 1936, full results by sports-reference.com