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Brian Wanek

Full name: Brian Neal Wanek
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: May 25, 1967 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Affiliations: Mequon
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

Brian Wanek competed at the World Championships in 1988, 1991, and 1993-94, in addition to his two Winter Olympic appearances. Wanek was on the World Cup circuit in 1987-88, and 1990-94. His best international placements came at the 1985 World Junior Championship, when he was seventh in all-around, and fourth in the 3,000 m. Wanek graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee in 1990 with an honors degree in computer science, and worked as a computer programmer during much of his speedskating career. But he later returned to school at the University of Chicago Law School, earning his law degree. He then became a partner with Foley & Lardner, practicing in their Tampa office and specializing in real estate law, especially in the energy industry. Wanek's brother Brad was also a speedskater, but was a West Point grad and later became an Army helicopter pilot.

Personal Bests: 500 – 38.65 (1992); 1000 – 1:15.44 (1992); 1500 – 1:55.15 (1992); 5000 – 6:58.60 (1992); 10000 – 14:51.34 (1992).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 19
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres United States USA 12
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres United States USA 22
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 32
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres United States USA 30

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Speed Skating United States Final Standings 19 1:58.50 25.51 55.12 1:26.10
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Speed Skating United States Final Standings 32 1:57.09 25.26 54.27 1:24.92

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Speed Skating United States Final Standings 12 7:13.35 19.41 50.79 1:22.84 1:55.82 2:29.03 3:03.07 3:37.72 4:12.81 4:48.52 5:24.64 6:01.39 6:37.56
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Speed Skating United States Final Standings 30 7:05.95 19.10 51.55 1:24.91 1:57.84 2:30.67 3:03.90 3:37.43 4:11.62 4:46.27 5:21.02 5:56.04 6:31.05

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 4c 8c 1.2k 1.6k 2k 2.4k 2.8k 3.2k 3.6k 4k 4.4k 4.8k 5.2k 5.6k 6k 6.4k 6.8k 7.2k 7.6k 8k 8.4k 8.8k 9.2k 9.6k
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Speed Skating United States Final Standings 22 14:51.34 37.54 1:12.32 1:46.64 2:20.65 2:54.91 3:29.58 4:04.09 4:38.46 5:12.46 5:47.29 6:22.81 6:59.13 7:35.46 8:11.43 8:46.60 9:21.89 9:57.72 10:34.69 11:12.20 11:49.50 12:26.59 13:03.59 13:40.09 14:16.05
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