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United States at the 1928 Winter Olympics

The United States competed at the 1928 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland.


Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Fiske, BillyBilly Fiske
Clifford Grey
Geoffrey Mason
Richard Parke
Nion Tocker
Bobsleigh Men's five-man
 Gold Heaton, JennisonJennison Heaton Skeleton Men's individual
 Silver Doe, ThomasThomas Doe
David Granger
Jennison Heaton
Lyman Hine
Jay O'Brien
Bobsleigh Men's five-man
 Silver Heaton, JohnJohn Heaton Skeleton Men's individual
 Bronze Loughran, BeatrixBeatrix Loughran Figure skating Ladies' singles
 Bronze Farrell, JohnJohn Farrell Speed skating Men's 500 metres


Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
USA-1 Jennison Heaton
David Granger
Lyman Hine
Jay O'Brien
Thomas Doe
Five-man 1:42.3 8 1:38.7 1 3:21.0 2nd
USA-2 Billy Fiske
Nion Tocker
Geoffrey Mason
Clifford Grey
Richard Parke
Five-man 1:38.9 1 1:41.6 5 3:20.5 1st

Cross-country skiing

Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
18 km Rolf Monsen 2'48:00 45
Charles Proctor 2'35:00 44
Anders Haugen 2'30:30 43

Figure skating

Athlete Event CF FS Places Points Final rank
Nathaniel Niles Men's singles 16 13 103 1154.25 15
Sherwin Badger 13 9 73 1324.00 11
Roger Turner 9 12 67 1363.50 10
Athlete Event CF FS Places Points Final rank
Theresa Blanchard Women's singles 9 13 77 1970.25 10
Maribel Vinson 3 6 32 2224.50 4
Beatrix Loughran 4 4 28 2254.52 3rd
Athletes Points Score Final rank
Theresa Blanchard
Nathaniel Niles
79.5 69.00 9
Beatrix Loughran
Sherwin Badger
43 87.50 4

Nordic combined


  • 18 km cross-country skiing
  • normal hill ski jumping

The cross-country skiing part of this event was combined with the main medal event 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. One would expect that athletes competing at the Nordic combined event, would participate in the cross-country skiing event as well, as they would have the opportunity to win more than one medal. This was not always the case due to the maximum number of athletes that could represent a country per event.

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
Rolf Monsen Individual DNF DNF
Charles Proctor 2'35:00 0.000 28 47.0 51.5 14.417 15 7.208 26
Anders Haugen 2'30:30 0.000 27 51.0 49.0 14.895 13 7.447 25


Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jack Heaton 1:01.4 2 1:00.4 2 1:01.4 2 3:02.8 2nd
Jennison Heaton 1:00.2 1 1:00.2 1 1:01.0 1 3:01.8 1st

Ski jumping

Athlete Event Jump 1 (Dist.) Jump 2 (Dist.) Total
Points Rank
Charles Proctor Normal hill 49.0 56.0 15.583 14
Anders Haugen 51.0 53.0 15.291 18
Rolf Monsen 53.0 59.5 16.687 6

Speed skating

Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Valentine Bialas 46.5 17
Irving Jaffee 45.2 11
Eddie Murphy 44.9 10
John Farrell 43.6 3rd
1500 m John Farrell 2:26.8 8
Irving Jaffee 2:26.7 7
Valentine Bialas 2:26.3 6
Eddie Murphy 2:25.9 5
5000 m John Farrell 9:29.2 17
Eddie Murphy 9:19.5 14
Valentine Bialas 9:06.3 6
Irving Jaffee 9:01.3 4


  • Olympic Winter Games 1928, full results by

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