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Ansten Samuelstuen

Full name: Ansten Samuelstuen
Other name(s): Anstein Samuelstuen
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: May 7, 1929 in Brøttum, Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway
Died: August 18, 2012 in Greeley, Colorado, United States
Affiliations: SSWSC, Steamboat Springs (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Ski Jumping

Biography

Ansten Samuelstuen emigrated to the US from Norway in 1954, became a US citizen in 1957 and competed for the US at two Winter Olympics. Samuelstuen had been in the Norwegian Air Force and trained at Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1950-51. Samuelstuen was US champion in 1957, 1961, and 1962 and North American Champion in 1954-55, 1957, and 1964. He won two FIS-sanctioned events at Lillestrøm and Lillehammer in 1956, and placed fifth at Holmenkollen in 1956. He attended the University of Denver and later coached the ski jumpers at Denver. While representing the Steamboat Winter Sports Club, Samuelstuen’s career was in electronics, mostly with Ball Aerospace in Colorado and New Mexico, retiring in 1994. He retired from international competition in 1965, but continued to ski jump recreationally throughout his life, and coached jumpers for many years. He was inducted into the United States Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in 2009.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Winter 30 Squaw Valley Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual United States USA 7
1964 Winter 34 Innsbruck Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual United States USA 24
1964 Winter 34 Innsbruck Ski Jumping Men's Large Hill, Individual United States USA 33

Men's Normal Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1960 Winter 30 Squaw Valley Ski Jumping United States Final Standings 7 211.5
1960 Winter 30 Squaw Valley Ski Jumping United States Jump 1 5 OB 107.8 90.0 56.8 51.0 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.5
1960 Winter 30 Squaw Valley Ski Jumping United States Jump 2 13 103.7 79.0 55.2 48.5 16.5 15.0 16.0 16.0 16.5
1964 Winter 34 Innsbruck Ski Jumping United States Final Standings 24 200.4
1964 Winter 34 Innsbruck Ski Jumping United States Jump 1 16 100.1 72.5 49.6 50.5 16.0 17.0 16.5 17.0 17.0
1964 Winter 34 Innsbruck Ski Jumping United States Jump 2 17 100.3 73.0 50.3 50.0 16.0 16.5 16.5 17.0 17.0
1964 Winter 34 Innsbruck Ski Jumping United States Jump 3 23T 98.8 72.5 50.3 48.5 16.0 16.5 16.0 16.5 16.0

Men's Large Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1964 Winter 34 Innsbruck Ski Jumping United States Final Standings 33 189.0
1964 Winter 34 Innsbruck Ski Jumping United States Jump 1 34T 93.0 81.5 44.0 49.0 16.0 16.0 16.5 16.5 16.5
1964 Winter 34 Innsbruck Ski Jumping United States Jump 2 30 96.0 80.5 47.0 49.0 16.0 16.5 16.5 16.0 16.5
1964 Winter 34 Innsbruck Ski Jumping United States Jump 3 27T 90.9 73.5 42.9 48.0 15.5 16.5 16.0 16.0 16.0