Full name: David Robert "Dave" Besteman
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: February 2, 1963 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Affiliations: Madison Speed Skating Club, Madison (USA)
Country: United States
Sport: Speed Skating
Dave Besteman was a pure sprinter. He started out in short-track and competed at the 1988 Winter Olympics in the short-track speed skating demonstration competition. Besteman skated at three World Sprint Championships, in 1990-91 and 1993. On the World Cup circuit from 1988-92, he had one podium finish, a third in a 1,000 in Asama, Japan in December 1990. Besteman later became a coach with the West Allis Speedskating Club. In 2003 he was named given the Coach of the Year Award by US Speedskating.
Personal Bests: 500 â 36.5 (1991); 1000 â 1:14.12 (1991); 1500 â 1:55.90 (1990); 5000 â 7:19.68 (1989).
|1992 Winter||29||Albertville||Speed Skating||Men's 1,000 metres||United States||USA||20|
|1994 Winter||31||Lillehammer||Speed Skating||Men's 500 metres||United States||USA||27|
|1994 Winter||31||Lillehammer||Speed Skating||Men's 1,000 metres||United States||USA||30T|
|1994 Winter||31||Lillehammer||Speed Skating||United States||Final Standings||27||37.68||10.19|
|1992 Winter||29||Albertville||Speed Skating||United States||Final Standings||20||1:16.57||17.57||45.62|
|1994 Winter||31||Lillehammer||Speed Skating||United States||Final Standings||30T||1:15.62||17.52||45.21|