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John Burritt

Full name: John Ray Burritt
Gender: Male
Born: June 23, 1934 in Cedaredge, Colorado, United States
Died: January 7, 2015 in Cedaredge, Colorado, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Biathlon


John Burritt was a top athlete, playing on the 1951 Colorado state high school football champions from Hotchkiss. He also wrestled, ran track and was the Western Slope 156-lb. boxing champion during high school. He then attended Western State College, where he ran cross-country and took up skiing, competing for Western at the 1955 and 1956 NCAA Championships. He later worked as a lab and x-ray supervisor at Delta Memorial Hospital in Delta, Colorado. In addition to his Olympic appearance, Burritt competed at the 1959 World Championships and the 1959 Pre-Olympic test at Squaw Valley. In 1980 Burritt retired to tend to the family farm, but then built a ski lodge and alpine hill on Grand Mesa, and has spent much of his adult life teaching skiing to children and young adults.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Winter 25 Squaw Valley Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres United States USA 14

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT M ST SR S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R S3M S3T S3R S4M S4T S4R
1960 Winter 25 Squaw Valley Biathlon United States Final Standings 14 1-46:36.8 5 1-36:36.8 25 0 26:35 7 1 42:46 8 3 1-06:48 13 1 1-24:13 12
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