Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Graduating from the Naval Academy in 1954, Wayne Frye was on the winning eight at the Olympic Games, three IRA Regattas, and two Eastern Sprints. Unlike many U.S. Naval Academy rowers, he went on to win other titles after graduation, taking national titles in both the association single sculls and the quad sculls while rowing for the Potomac BC. Frye became a career officer in the air force. During the Vietnam War, he flew 266 combat missions, earning two Silver Stars, five Distinguished Flying Crosses, 15 Air Medals, and the Purple Heart. He retired from the navy air force as a colonel and went into aerospace management.
|1952 Summer||21||Helsinki||Rowing||Men's Coxed Eights||United States||USA||1||Gold|