Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  > John Bower

John Bower

Full name: John Ford Bower
Gender: Male
Height: 14-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Born: November 8, 1940 in Lewiston, Maine, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Cross Country Skiing, Nordic Combined

Biography

John Bower attended Middlebury College in Vermont, winning the 1961 NCAA cross-country championship. After graduation in 1963, Bower served in the US Army thru the mid-60s, and won the US title in Nordic combined four times (1963, 1966-68). In 1968 he became the first American to ever win an event at Holmenkollen, winning the Nordic combined. Bower retired from major competition after the 1968 Winter Olympics, but coached the US national team, including at the 1976 and 1980 Winter Olympics. He and wife later moved to Park City, Utah, where Bower started the Park City Winter School, and became the first director of the Utah Olympic Park when it opened in 1989. His son, Ricky Bower, won the 1999 World Championship in halfpipe snowboarding.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Nordic Combined Men's Individual United States USA 15
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay United States USA 13
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Nordic Combined Men's Individual United States USA 13
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay United States USA 12

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Nordic Combined United States Final Standings 15 403.76
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Nordic Combined United States Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 21 191.1
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Nordic Combined United States Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 23 90.9 61.0 42.0 48.9 14.5 15.0 14.0 13.5 15.5
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Nordic Combined United States Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 22 non-scoring 90.8 62.5 44.3 46.5 14.0 14.5 13.5 14.0 14.5
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Nordic Combined United States Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 3 13T 100.2 62.0 47.3 52.9 14.5 15.5 15.0 15.0 15.0
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Nordic Combined United States Cross Country Skiing, 15 kilometres 9 212.66 52:26.4 19:31 12 37:41 10
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Nordic Combined United States Final Standings 13 411.16
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Nordic Combined United States Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 14 205.2
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Nordic Combined United States Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 11T 104.2 69.5 60.7 43.5 14.5 13.5 15.0 14.0 15.5
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Nordic Combined United States Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 14 101.0 69.5 58.0 43.0 15.5 13.5 15.0 13.0 14.5
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Nordic Combined United States Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 3 12T non-scoring 99.4 70.0 56.9 42.5 14.0 14.0 15.5 14.0 14.5
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Nordic Combined United States Cross Country Skiing, 15 kilometres 16 205.96 51:00.1 17:34.2 14 36:36.8 15

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing United States USA Final Standings 13 40:15.2 2-39:17.3 13
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing United States USA Final Standings 12 37:03.1 2-21:30.4 12
id: 84,302