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Rick Chaffee

Full name: Frederick Stoddard "Rick" Chaffee, II
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: January 10, 1945 in Rutland, Vermont, United States
Affiliations: Denver Pioneers, Denver (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Related Olympians: Brother of Suzy Chaffee; Cousin of Jon Chaffee.

Biography

Rick Chaffee skied for the US for six years on the World Cup circuit. During that time he had three podium finishes in World Cup events, all in the slalom, and 23 top tens, all in the technical events. In March 1970 he placed second at a World Cup slalom in Heavenly Valley, California, his best finish ever, after two third places in 1968. As a student at the University of Denver, Chaffee won NCAA slalom titles in 1965 and 1967. He came from a prominent skiing family. His sister, Suzy Chaffee, skied for the US at the 1968 Winter Olympics. His cousin, Jon Chaffee, competed in biathlon at the Olympics, and he and his brother, Kim Chaffee, both skied for Harvard.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom United States USA 15
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom United States USA 9
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom United States USA 30
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom United States USA AC DNF

Men's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings 15 3:36.19
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Alpine Skiing United States Run 1 13 1:46.44
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Alpine Skiing United States Run 2 14 1:49.75
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings 30 3:24.32
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Alpine Skiing United States Run 1 36 1:39.23
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Alpine Skiing United States Run 2 31 1:45.09

Men's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Alpine Skiing United States Final Round 9 1:41.19
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Alpine Skiing United States Final Round Run 1 10 49.95
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Alpine Skiing United States Final Round Run 2 10 51.24
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Alpine Skiing United States Qualifying Round One Heat N 1 Q 54.28
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Alpine Skiing United States Final Round AC DNF
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Alpine Skiing United States Final Round Run 1 AC DNF
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Alpine Skiing United States Classification Group Three 3 1:47.81
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Alpine Skiing United States Classification Group Three 3 46.09
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Alpine Skiing United States Classification Group Three 3 1:01.72
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