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Hank Whisher

Full name: Floyd Edward "Hank" Whisher
Gender: Male
Height: 6-5 (196 cm)
Weight: 320 lbs (145 kg)
Born: June 23, 1927 in Au Sable Forks, New York, United States
Died: October 26, 1991 in Houston, Texas, United States
Affiliations: Au Sable Bobsled Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Bobsleigh

Biography

Hank Whisher was not originally chosen for the 1952 bobsled team, but braked for Fred Fortune when his original brakeman, Jack Helmer, was injured. A huge man at 6-5 (196 cm) and 320 lbs. (145 kg), Whisher played football at Ithaca College, graduating in 1951 and is a member of the Ithaca College Hall of Fame. He later earned a masters’ degree from Ithaca in 1958. Whisher was the 1947 North American 2-man champion with driver Joseph Meconi, representing the AuSable Forks American Legion Bobsled Club. Whisher had a brief try-out for pro football with the Philadelphia Eagles, but later became a teacher and track coach at Niskayuna High School in Niskayuna, New York. A track meet was named in his honor at the school.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Winter 24 Oslo Bobsleigh Men's Two United States-2 USA 7

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1952 Winter 24 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Fred Fortune, Jr. Final Standings
1952 Winter 24 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Fred Fortune, Jr. Run 1
1952 Winter 24 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Fred Fortune, Jr. Run 2
1952 Winter 24 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Fred Fortune, Jr. Run 3
1952 Winter 24 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Fred Fortune, Jr. Run 4
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