Erik Henriksen was from Milwaukee. He competed internationally for the US from 1979-88, although he did come out of retirement to skate one World Cup event in Milwaukee in January 1994. A pure sprinter, Henriksen competed at the World Sprint Championship every year from 1981-88. He was at his best in the 1,000, and although he never won a major international race, he had 10 podium finishes in the 1,000 and three in the 500. Henriksen attended the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, studying pre-law, but he never practiced law, instead becoming a writer.
Personal Bests: 500 â 37.40 (1987); 1000 â 1:14.53 (1987); 1500 â 1:56.21 (1987); 5000 â 7:51.43 (1983).
|1984 Winter||25||Sarajevo||Speed Skating||Men's 500 metres||United States||USA||20T|
|1984 Winter||25||Sarajevo||Speed Skating||Men's 1,000 metres||United States||USA||11|
|1984 Winter||25||Sarajevo||Speed Skating||Men's 1,500 metres||United States||USA||21|
|1988 Winter||29||Calgary||Speed Skating||Men's 500 metres||United States||USA||15|
|1984 Winter||25||Sarajevo||Speed Skating||United States||Final Standings||20T||39.45||10.70|
|1988 Winter||29||Calgary||Speed Skating||United States||Final Standings||15||37.50||10.31|
|1984 Winter||25||Sarajevo||Speed Skating||United States||Final Standings||11||1:17.64||17.89||46.52|
|1984 Winter||25||Sarajevo||Speed Skating||United States||Final Standings||21||2:02.20||25.41||55.37||1:27.58|