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Ray Bateman, Jr.

Full name: Raymond Henry "Ray" Bateman, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: August 9, 1955 in Somerville, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 1, 1990 in Bridgewater, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: U.S. Luge Association
Country: USA United States
Sport: Luge

Related Olympians: Brother of Doug Bateman.

Biography

Ray Bateman was the 1980, 1983, and 1984 US doubles luge champ, with Frank Masley. He was a graduate of the University of Vermont, where he played rugby and soccer, and studied economics. Bateman later became an insurance broker, working with his cousin at the Bateman Agency in Somerville, New Jersey. But he was better known in his native Jersey for his hobby, as he was a successful race car driver on local dirt tracks. He also became a top squash player and was a regional champion in New Jersey.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Winter 24 Lake Placid Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles United States-2 USA 18
1984 Winter 28 Sarajevo Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles United States-2 USA 13

Mixed (Men)'s Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1980 Winter 24 Lake Placid Luge United States-2 USA Frank Masley Final Standings 18
1980 Winter 24 Lake Placid Luge United States-2 USA Frank Masley Run 1 19
1980 Winter 24 Lake Placid Luge United States-2 USA Frank Masley Run 2 11
1984 Winter 28 Sarajevo Luge United States-2 USA Frank Masley Final Standings 13
1984 Winter 28 Sarajevo Luge United States-2 USA Frank Masley Run 1 12T
1984 Winter 28 Sarajevo Luge United States-2 USA Frank Masley Run 2 13
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