Dartmouth in Vancouver


Dartmouth holds the distinction of having sent more alumni to the Winter Olympics than any other Ivy League school, with 110 total appearances as of Torino 2006, compared to runner-up Harvard’s 71. This year, the nine athletes listed below represented four countries in the Vancouver Games. Highlights from results as of press time are below. For the latest updates visit www.vancouver2010.com.

Patrick Biggs ’06 (alpine skiing, Canada) Thomas Ford ’12 (alpine skiing, United States) Andrew Weibrecht ’09 (alpine skiing, United States)Bronze medal in men’s Super G, February 19

Laura Spector ’10 (biathlon, United States)65th in the women’s 15 kilometer, third-highest American placing, February 18Sara Studebaker ’07 (biathlon, United States)34th in the women’s 15 kilometer, second-highest American placing, February 18

Benjamin Koons ’08 (cross-country skiing, New Zealand) Tucker Murphy ’04 (cross-country skiing, Bermuda)88th in men’s 15-kilometer freestyle cross-country, February 15

Gillian Apps ’06 (women’s ice hockey, Canada)Three goals, four assists in wins over Slovakia, Switzerland, and SwedenCherie Piper ’06 (women’s ice hockey, Canada)Four goals, five assists in wins over Slovakia, Switzerland, and Sweden

Dartmouth was also represented behind the scenes in Vancouver. Stephen Wilson ’55, a biathlon official who trained under Dartmouth ski coaches Walter Prager and Al Merrill, participated in his third consecutive Winter Olympics. He says, “I like contributing to the fairness of the sport and witnessing how well Dartmouth athletes do on the world scene.” Did we leave someone off the list below? Let us know and we’ll update the story: dartmouth.now@dartmouth.edu.

Hank Amon ’65, volunteer at the Whistler Media Center

Emily Baxter ’11, NBC intern at the International Media Center

Scott Blackmun ’79, chief executive of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC)

Gordon Campbell ’70, British Columbia Premier who helped bring the games to Vancouver

Max Cobb ’87, executive director of U.S. Biathlon

JP Daigneault ’97, French Language Alpine skiing announcer for the Vancouver Olympic Committee (VOC)

Chris Grover ’93, U.S. Ski Team Cross Country coach

Jeff Hastings, Tuck ’90, NBC broadcaster for ski jumping

Paul Hochman ’86, NBC Today Show gear and technology editor

Chiharu Igaya ’57, International Olympic Committee member and the 1956 alpine skiing silver medalist

Nina Kemppel ’92, Tuck ’05, a vice-chair of the USOC Athletes’ Advisory Council

Sarah Konrad ’89, a biathlon representative to the USOC Athletes’ Advisory Council

Edward Merrens ’88, DMS ’94, a U.S. team physician

Max Saenger ’88, sport director for biathlon for the VOC

Stephen Wilson ’55, an Olympic official for biathlon

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