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Dave Besteman

Full name: David Robert "Dave" Besteman
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: February 2, 1963 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Affiliations: Milwaukee
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

Dave Besteman was a pure sprinter. He started out in short-track and competed at the 1988 Winter Olympics in the short-track speed skating demonstration competition. Besteman skated at three World Sprint Championships, in 1990-91 and 1993. On the World Cup circuit from 1988-92, he had one podium finish, a third in a 1,000 in Asama, Japan in December 1990. Besteman later became a coach with the West Allis Speedskating Club. In 2003 he was named given the Coach of the Year Award by US Speedskating.

Personal Bests: 500 – 36.5 (1991); 1000 – 1:14.12 (1991); 1500 – 1:55.90 (1990); 5000 – 7:19.68 (1989).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Winter 29 Albertville Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres United States USA 20
1994 Winter 31 Lillehammer Speed Skating Men's 500 metres United States USA 27
1994 Winter 31 Lillehammer Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres United States USA 30T

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1994 Winter 31 Lillehammer Speed Skating United States Final Standings 27 37.68 10.19

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1992 Winter 29 Albertville Speed Skating United States Final Standings 20 1:16.57 17.57 45.62
1994 Winter 31 Lillehammer Speed Skating United States Final Standings 30T 1:15.62 17.52 45.21
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