United States at the
1984 Winter Olympics
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IOC codeUSA
NOCUnited States Olympic Committee
in Sarajevo
Competitors107 (77 men, 30 women) in 10 sports
Flag bearer Frank Masley (luge)
Medals
Ranked 3rd
Gold
4
Silver
4
Bronze
0
Total
8
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

The United States competed at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.

Medalists

Further information: 1984 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 1984 Winter Olympics

Men

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Bill Johnson Downhill 1:45.59 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Doug Lewis 1:48.49 24
Phil Mahre Giant slalom 1:22.09 10 1:21.16 7 2:43.25 8
Steve Mahre 1:23.43 18 1:22.60 18 2:46.03 17
Tiger Shaw DNF
Phil Mahre Slalom 51.55 3 47.86 2 1:39.41 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Steve Mahre 50.85 1 48.77 8 1:39.62 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Tiger Shaw 53.45 17 DNF

Women

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Debbie Armstrong Downhill 1:15.57 21
Holly Flanders 1:15.11 16
Maria Maricich 1:15.55 19
Debbie Armstrong Giant slalom 1:08.97 2 1:12.01 4 2:20.98 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Christin Cooper 1:08.97 1 1:12.51 7 2:21.38 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Tamara McKinney 1:10.11 8 1:11.72 1 2:21.83 4
Cindy Nelson 1:11.44 20 1:13.44 18 2:24.88 18
Christin Cooper Slalom DNF
Tamara McKinney DNF

Biathlon

Main article: Biathlon at the 1984 Winter Olympics

Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Glen Eberle Individual 1:22:15.0 4 33
Martin Hagen 1:30:19.8 12 53
Lyle Nelson 1:21:05.4 7 26
Bill Carow Sprint 33:05.8 0 20
Donald Nielsen 35:23.3 3 42
Josh Thompson 35:10.5 4 40
Bill Carow
Lyle Nelson
Donald Nielsen
Josh Thompson
Relay 1:44:31.9 12 (0+12) 11

Bobsleigh

Main article: Bobsleigh at the 1984 Winter Olympics

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Frederick Fritsch
Wayne DeAtley
Two-man 53.47 21 53.32 17 52.63 16 52.78 16 3:32.20 17
Brent Rushlaw
James Tyler
53.01 16 52.99 12 52.35 13 52.40 8 3:30.75 15
Jeff Jost
Joe Briski
Tom Barnes
Hal Hoye
Four-man 50.83 11 50.97 8 50.89 5 50.64 4 3:23.33 5
Brent Rushlaw
Ed Card
James Tyler
Frank Hansen
51.04 13 51.35 14 51.58 18 51.53 15 3:25.50 16

Cross-country skiing

Main article: Cross-country skiing at the 1984 Winter Olympics

Men

Athlete Event Time Rank
Todd Boonstra 15 km 46:36.5 54
Tim Caldwell 45:21.2 39
Bill Koch 43:53.7 27
Dan Simoneau 43:03.4 18
Kevin Brochman 30 km 1:39:24.6 47
Jim Galanes 1:37:21.2 36
Bill Koch 1:33:44.4 21
Dan Simoneau 1:35:50.7 29
Audun Endestad 50 km 2:24:14.4 18
Jim Galanes 2:28:00.7 31
Bill Koch 2:24:02.3 17
Dan Simoneau 2:25:43.1 26
Tim Caldwell
Jim Galanes
Bill Koch
Dan Simoneau
4 × 10 km relay 1:59:52.3 8

Women

Athlete Event Time Rank
Susan Long 5 km 19:28.5 38
Judy Rabinowitz 18:41.5 30
Patricia Ross 19:30.9 40
Lynn von der Heide-Spencer-Galanes 18:30.8 27
Susan Long 10 km 34:58.9 32
Judy Rabinowitz 34:35.1 26
Patricia Ross 35:41.3 39
Lynn von der Heide-Spencer-Galanes 35:47.4 40
Susan Long 20 km 1:07:25.9 28
Kelly Milligan 1:11:50.4 37
Judy Rabinowitz 1:07:11.4 27
Lynn von der Heide-Spencer-Galanes 1:08:25.0 33
Susan Long
Judy Rabinowitz
Patricia Ross
Lynn von der Heide-Spencer-Galanes
4 × 5 km relay 1:10:48.4 7

Figure skating

Main article: Figure skating at the 1984 Winter Olympics

Individual

Athlete Event CF SP FS Total
Rank Rank Rank TFP Rank
Brian Boitano Men's singles 8 3 5 11.0 5
Mark Cockerell 18 17 10 27.6 13
Scott Hamilton 1 2 2 3.4 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Tiffany Chin Ladies' singles 12 2 3 11.0 4
Rosalynn Sumners 1 5 2 4.6 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Elaine Zayak 13 6 4 14.2 6

Mixed

Athlete Event CD SP / OD FS / FD Total
Rank Rank Rank TFP Rank
Kitty Carruthers
Peter Carruthers
Pairs 2 2 3.0 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Lea Ann Miller
William Fauver
10 10 15.0 10
Jill Watson
Burt Lancon
8 6 10.0 6
Judy Blumberg
Michael Seibert
Ice dancing 3 3 4 7.0 4
Carol Fox
Richard Dalley
6 5 5 10.4 5
Elisa Spitz
Scott Gregory
10 10 10 20.0 10

Ice hockey

Main article: Ice hockey at the 1984 Winter Olympics

Summary

Team Event First round Consolation game Final round
Opposition
Score
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Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
United States men Men's tournament  Canada
L 2–4
 Czechoslovakia
L 1–4
 Norway
T 3–3
 Austria
W 7–3
 Finland
T 3–3
4 7th place game
 Poland
W 7–4
Did not advance 7
Roster

Head Coaches: Lou Vairo & Tim Taylor

First round
Top two teams (shaded ones) advanced to the medal round.

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Czechoslovakia 5 5 0 0 38 7 10
 Canada 5 4 1 0 24 10 8
 Finland 5 2 2 1 27 19 5
 United States 5 1 2 2 16 17 4
 Austria 5 1 4 0 13 37 2
 Norway 5 0 4 1 15 43 1
February 7, 1984United States 2–4
(1–2, 1–1, 0–1)
 Canada

February 9, 1984Czechoslovakia 4–1
(2–1, 1–0, 1–0)
 United States

February 11, 1984Norway 3–3
(1–2, 1–0, 1–1)
 United States

February 13, 1984United States 7–3
(2–1, 0–1, 5–1)
 Austria

February 15, 1984Finland 3–3
(1–0, 1–2, 1–1)
 United States

7th place game

February 17, 1984United States 7–4
(2–2, 4–2, 1–0)
 Poland

Luge

Main article: Luge at the 1984 Winter Olympics

Men

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
David Gilman Singles 47.341 17 48.178 26 47.151 15 47.187 16 3:09.857 17
Frank Masley 46.890 15 47.073 16 46.797 12 46.990 15 3:07.750 14
Timothy Nardiello 47.899 23 47.799 22 47.784 22 47.838 22 3:11.320 21
Raymond Bateman
Frank Masley
Doubles 43.047 12 43.284 13 1:26.331 13
Doug Bateman
Ronald Rossi
42.400 10 42.251 7 1:24.651 9

Women

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Toni Damigella Singles 45.170 25 43.187 15 45.579 24 43.045 17 2:56.981 20
Theresa Riedl 43.520 16 43.995 24 44.620 21 43.130 18 2:55.265 19
Bonny Warner 42.632 8 42.647 11 44.103 19 42.528 14 2:51.910 15

Nordic combined

Main article: Nordic combined at the 1984 Winter Olympics

Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Jump 1 Jump 2 Total Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Pat Ahern Individual 103.5 91.6 195.1 17 49:55.2 189.520 17 384.620 17
Kerry Lynch 95.9 85.9 181.8 22 48:02.9 206.365 3 388.165 13
Mike Randall 70.2 75.6 145.8 27 51:31.0 175.150 25 320.950 28

Ski jumping

Main article: Ski jumping at the 1984 Winter Olympics

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Landis Arnold Normal hill 81.0 92.6 79.0 89.4 182.0 28
Jeff Hastings 84.0 99.4 86.0 104.1 203.5 9
Mike Holland 81.0 90.6 87.0 73.7 164.3 41
Dennis McGrane 86.0 102.6 73.0 75.8 178.4 33
Jeff Hastings Large hill 102.5 95.7 107.0 105.5 201.2 4
Mike Holland 90.0 71.2 96.0 83.6 154.8 37
Dennis McGrane 71.0 7.1 89.0 72.8 79.9 53
Reed Zuehlke 96.0 85.6 95.5 82.9 168.5 29

Speed skating

Main article: Speed skating at the 1984 Winter Olympics

Men

Athlete Event Time Rank
Erik Henriksen 500 m 39.45 20
Dan Jansen 38.55 4
Nick Thometz 38.56 5
Erik Henriksen 1000 m 1:17.64 11
Dan Jansen 1:18.73 16
Nick Thometz 1:16.85 4
Erik Henriksen 1500 m 2:02.20 21
Mark Mitchell 2:04.26 33
Nick Thometz 2:00.77 14
Mark Huck 5000 m 7:46.91 35
Mark Mitchell 7:34.32 21
Mike Woods 7:24.81 12
Mark Mitchell 10,000 m 15:21.24 21
Mike Woods 14:57.30 7

Women

Athlete Event Time Rank
Bonnie Blair 500 m 42.53 8
Katie Class 42.97 10
Connie Paraskevin-Young 43.05 13
Katie Class 1000 m 1:27.57 17
Mary Docter 1:28.55 24
Lydia Stephans 1:26.73 13
Mary Docter 1500 m 2:12.14 14
Jane Goldman 2:12.94 17
Nancy Swider-Peltz 2:13.74 18
Mary Docter 3000 m 4:36.25 6
Jane Goldman 4:42.49 12
Nancy Swider-Peltz 4:40.10 10

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