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Gordy Sheer

Full name: Gordon M. "Gordy" Sheer
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: June 9, 1971 in White Plains, New York, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Luge

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Gordy Sheer competed in three Winter Olympics as a luger, partnering Chris Thorpe, and the two improved each time, placing 12th at the 1992 Albertville Games, 5th at the 1994 Lillehammer Games, and winning a silver medal in Nagano in 1998. The silver medal was the first Olympic medal ever won by a US luger. Sheer and Thorpe also won two silver medals at the 1995 and 1996 World Championships and won the season World Cup in 1997. Sheer studied communications at Ohio State and now serves as the marketing director for the US Luge Association. He began his luge career after he saw the US Luge van while on a family vacation and copied down the telephone number.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Winter 20 Albertville Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles United States-2 USA 12
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles United States-2 USA 5
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles United States-1 USA 2 Silver

Mixed (Men)'s Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1992 Winter 20 Albertville Luge United States-2 USA Chris Thorpe Final Standings 12
1992 Winter 20 Albertville Luge United States-2 USA Chris Thorpe Run 1 12
1992 Winter 20 Albertville Luge United States-2 USA Chris Thorpe Run 2 12
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Luge United States-2 USA Chris Thorpe Final Standings 5
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Luge United States-2 USA Chris Thorpe Run 1 4
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Luge United States-2 USA Chris Thorpe Run 2 6
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Luge United States-1 USA Chris Thorpe Final Standings 2
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Luge United States-1 USA Chris Thorpe Run 1 2
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Luge United States-1 USA Chris Thorpe Run 2 1
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