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Pete Patterson

Full name: James Peter "Pete" Patterson
Gender: Male
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: January 4, 1957 in Sun Valley, Idaho, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Related Olympians: Brother of Susan Patterson.

Biography

Pete Patterson skied on the World Cup circuit in 1975-76 and then in 1978-81. His best meet was the 1978 World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, where he placed third in combined and eighth in giant slalom, but his 1980 Olympic downhill fifth place was another top finish. After his ski career ended, Patterson returned to his native Ketchum and Sun Valley, Idaho. He began a career as a mountain guide with Sawtooth Mountain Guides and has worked for Sun Valley Heli-Ski. He and his wife, Kim Jacobs, started Mountain Spirits, and adventure travel company that specializes in heli-skiing and treks in Nepal.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 19 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill United States USA 13
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill United States USA 5
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom United States USA AC DNF
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom United States USA AC DNF

Men's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Winter 19 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings 13 1:47.94
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings 5 1:47.04

Men's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings AC DNF
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing United States Run 1 AC DNF

Men's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings AC DNF
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing United States Run 1 AC DNF