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Phil Verchota

Full name: Philip John "Phil" Verchota
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89 kg)
Born: December 28, 1956 in Preston, Minnesota, United States
Affiliations: Minnesota Golden Gophers, Saint Paul (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Ice Hockey

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

At Duluth East High School, Phil Verchota was a fine all-around athlete. He made all-state in both hockey and football (tight end and linebacker), and threw the discus for the track team. But at the University of Minnesota he played only hockey and helped the Gophers win two national titles, in 1976 and 1979. He was also an excellent student, twice winning the John Mayasich Award, given to the school’s top student-athlete. After the Olympics, Verchota signed with Jokerit of the Finnish elite league and played for one year in Finland. He then returned to Minnesota to finish his degree requirements and later rejoined the U.S. National team. He never played in the NHL and eventually became a successful banking executive.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey United States USA 1 Gold
1984 Winter 27 Sarajevo Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey United States USA 7

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Ice Hockey United States USA Final Standings 1 1980-02-12 3 2 8
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Ice Hockey United States USA Final Round Match #1 1 1980-02-22 USA 4, URS 3 0 0 0
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Ice Hockey United States USA Final Round Match #3 1 1980-02-24 USA 4, FIN 2 1 0 2
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Ice Hockey United States USA Group B Match #3 1T 1980-02-12 USA 2, SWE 2 0 0 0
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Ice Hockey United States USA Group B Match #6 1 1980-02-14 USA 7, TCH 3 1 0 2
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Ice Hockey United States USA Group B Match #8 1 1980-02-16 USA 5, NOR 1 0 1 2
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Ice Hockey United States USA Group B Match #12 1 1980-02-18 USA 7, ROU 2 0 1 0
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Ice Hockey United States USA Group B Match #15 1 1980-02-20 USA 4, FRG 2 1 0 2
1984 Winter 27 Sarajevo Ice Hockey United States USA Final Standings 7 1984-02-07 2 2 0
1984 Winter 27 Sarajevo Ice Hockey United States USA Classification Round Match 7/8 1 1984-02-17 USA 7, POL 4 1 1 0
1984 Winter 27 Sarajevo Ice Hockey United States USA Group B Match #2 2 1984-02-07 CAN 4, USA 2 0 0 0
1984 Winter 27 Sarajevo Ice Hockey United States USA Group B Match #5 2 1984-02-09 TCH 4, USA 1 0 0 0
1984 Winter 27 Sarajevo Ice Hockey United States USA Group B Match #8 1T 1984-02-11 USA 3, NOR 3 0 0 0
1984 Winter 27 Sarajevo Ice Hockey United States USA Group B Match #11 1 1984-02-13 USA 7, AUT 3 0 0 0
1984 Winter 27 Sarajevo Ice Hockey United States USA Group B Match #14 1T 1984-02-15 USA 3, FIN 3 1 1 0