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John Wurster

Full name: John Frederic Wurster
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: January 12, 1948 in Schenectady, New York, United States
Affiliations: US Air Force, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Related Olympians: Brother of Richie Wurster.

Biography

John Wurster won the 1963 US Junior Boys title, but his next US championship would come 13 years later, when he won the 1976 US Senior title. In between he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and then obtained an MBA. He later became President of Orion Issues Management, which specializes in commercializing new environmental technology. His brother, Richie, also competed in speed skating for the US at the 1968 Winter Olympics.

Personal Bests: 500 – 39.0 (1972); 1000 – 1:23.2 (1972); 1500 – 2:17.38 (1976); 5000 – 9:36.5 (1972); 10000 – 20:04.9 (1972).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 20 Grenoble Speed Skating Men's 500 metres United States USA 5T
1972 Winter 24 Sapporo Speed Skating Men's 500 metres United States USA AC DNF

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Winter 20 Grenoble Speed Skating United States Final Standings 5T 40.7
1972 Winter 24 Sapporo Speed Skating United States Final Standings AC DNF
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