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Jennison Heaton

Full name: Jennison Heaton
Gender: Male
Born: April 16, 1904 in New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: August 6, 1971 in Burlingame, California, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Bobsleigh, Skeleton

Related Olympians: Brother-in-law of Billy Fiske; Brother of Jack Heaton.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Jennison Heaton was one of three brothers from a wealthy New Haven, Connecticut family who spent much of their time in Europe. The brothers, Jennison, Jack, and the non-Olympian, Trowbridge, were enthusiastic supporters of bobsiedding and of the Cresta Run in particular. In the 1930-31 season they donated the Heaton Cup which is one of the most sought after trophies of the St. Moritz Tobogganing Club. Although Jennison was not considered to be as accomplished a rider as younger brother, Jack, it was Jennison who won the 1928 Olympic title with Jack taking the silver medal. Jennison Heaton later married Beulah Fiske, becoming the brother-in-law of Olympic sledder Billy Fiske).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Skeleton Men's Skeleton United States USA 1 Gold
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Men's Four/Five United States-1 USA 2 Silver

Men's Skeleton

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Skeleton United States USA Final Standings 1 3:01.8
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Skeleton United States USA Run 1 1 1:00.2
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Skeleton United States USA Run 2 1 1:00.2
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Skeleton United States USA Run 3 2T 1:01.4

Men's Four/Five

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Final Standings
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 1
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 2
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