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Mark Grimmette

Full name: Mark R. Grimmette
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: January 23, 1971 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: Plattsburgh State Cardinals, Plattsburgh (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Luge

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Mark Grimmette has been the front driver for the best American luge doubles team ever, partnering with Brian Martin. Together they have won over 75 international medals, but have had difficulty reaching the top step of the podium in major internationals. In addition to their silver and bronze medals at the Olympics, at the World Championships they have won nine medals – two silvers in mixed team in 2004-2005, and seven bronzes, with six in doubles in 1999-2000, 2004-2005, 2007, and 2009. They did win the season World Cup title in 1998, 1999, and 2003. Grimmette has been front driver for six US doubles titles, and they also won the 2000 Winter Goodwill Games. Grimmette also competed at the 1994 Winter Olympics with his first partner, Jonathan Edwards, just missing a medal in fourth place.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles United States-1 USA 4
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles United States-2 USA 3 Bronze
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles United States-2 USA 2 Silver
2006 Winter 35 Torino Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles United States-2 USA AC
2010 Winter 39 Vancouver Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles United States-2 USA 13

Mixed (Men)'s Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Luge United States-1 USA Jonathan Edwards Final Standings 4
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Luge United States-1 USA Jonathan Edwards Run 1 5
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Luge United States-1 USA Jonathan Edwards Run 2 4
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Luge United States-2 USA Brian Martin Final Standings 3
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Luge United States-2 USA Brian Martin Run 1 3
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Luge United States-2 USA Brian Martin Run 2 2
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Luge United States-2 USA Brian Martin Final Standings 2
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Luge United States-2 USA Brian Martin Run 1 3
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Luge United States-2 USA Brian Martin Run 2 1
2006 Winter 35 Torino Luge United States-2 USA Brian Martin Final Standings AC
2006 Winter 35 Torino Luge United States-2 USA Brian Martin Run 1 AC
2010 Winter 39 Vancouver Luge United States-2 USA Brian Martin Final Standings 13
2010 Winter 39 Vancouver Luge United States-2 USA Brian Martin Run 1 11
2010 Winter 39 Vancouver Luge United States-2 USA Brian Martin Run 2 16