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Howard Siler, Jr.

Full name: Howard Banford Siler, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 201 lbs (91 kg)
Born: June 18, 1945 in Newport News, Virginia, United States
Affiliations: Lake Placid BC, Lake Placid (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Bobsleigh

Biography

Howard Siler was a nine-time national champion in bobsledding. Siler also won a bronze medal in the 4-man event at the 1969 World Championships. He represented the Lake Placid Bobsled Club throughout his career. Siler’s business career was as an insurance agent for Combined Life of New York. He later achieved some fame as the coach of the 1988 Jamaican bobsled team that was portrayed in the movie Cool Runnings. Siler was the inspiration for the John Candy character in the movie that coached the Jamaican bobsledders.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Bobsleigh Men's Two United States-1 USA 16
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Bobsleigh Men's Four United States-1 USA AC
1980 Winter 34 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Men's Two United States-2 USA 5
1980 Winter 34 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Men's Four United States-2 USA 13

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Paul Lamey Final Standings
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Paul Lamey Run 1
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Paul Lamey Run 2
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Paul Lamey Run 3
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Paul Lamey Run 4
1980 Winter 34 Lake Placid Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Dick Nalley Final Standings
1980 Winter 34 Lake Placid Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Dick Nalley Run 1
1980 Winter 34 Lake Placid Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Dick Nalley Run 2
1980 Winter 34 Lake Placid Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Dick Nalley Run 3
1980 Winter 34 Lake Placid Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Dick Nalley Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Final Standings
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 1
1980 Winter 34 Lake Placid Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Final Standings
1980 Winter 34 Lake Placid Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 1
1980 Winter 34 Lake Placid Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 2
1980 Winter 34 Lake Placid Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 3
1980 Winter 34 Lake Placid Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 4
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