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Bob Swenning

Full name: Robert Joseph "Bob" Swenning
Gender: Male
Born: July 25, 1924 in Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
Died: November 8, 2012 in Fresno, California, United States
Affiliations: Skating Club of New York, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Figure Skating

Biography

Robert Swenning started out as an ice dancer, winning the 1945 US ice dance title with Kathe Mehl Williams, but later switched to pairs skating with Yvonne Sherman. Together they won the 1947 US Championship in pairs, were second at the 1947 North American and US Championships, and placed fifth at the 1948 World Championships. He later paired with Agnes Tyson and they placed third at the 1955 Nationals. In 1950 he became a skating coach at Berkeley Iceland but, after the crash of the 1961 USA Figure Skating team, he lost interest in skating, having lost so many friends. He and his wife divorced and he partnered with Dr. Sam Castro. Together they raised horses and entered many of them in show jumping competitions. Swenning also earned his trainer’s license and began training race horses. Together with Castro they bought 50 acres in St. Helena, California and started Big Tree Ranch, although they later moved the operation to Clovis, California.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Mixed Pairs United States-1 USA 4

Mixed Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1948 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States-1 USA Yvonne Sherman Final Standings 4
1948 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States-1 USA Yvonne Sherman Final Standings Judge #1 5
1948 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States-1 USA Yvonne Sherman Final Standings Judge #2 3
1948 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States-1 USA Yvonne Sherman Final Standings Judge #3 9
1948 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States-1 USA Yvonne Sherman Final Standings Judge #4 5
1948 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States-1 USA Yvonne Sherman Final Standings Judge #5 4
1948 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States-1 USA Yvonne Sherman Final Standings Judge #6 5
1948 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States-1 USA Yvonne Sherman Final Standings Judge #7 5
1948 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States-1 USA Yvonne Sherman Final Standings Judge #8 4T
1948 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States-1 USA Yvonne Sherman Final Standings Judge #9 4T
1948 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States-1 USA Yvonne Sherman Final Standings Judge #10 5
1948 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States-1 USA Yvonne Sherman Final Standings Judge #11 3