United States at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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United States at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  USA
NOC United States Olympic Committee
Website www.teamusa.org
At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin
Competitors 211 in 15 sports
Flag bearer Chris Witty (opening)1
Joey Cheek (closing)2
Medals
Rank: 2
Gold
9
Silver
9
Bronze
7
Total
25
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

The United States Olympic Committee (abbreviated USOC) sent 211 athletes (122 men, 89 women) to the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. Chris Witty, a four-time Olympian, who competed in both Summer and Winter games, and won a gold medal in speed skating at the 2002 Games, served as the flag bearer at the opening ceremonies. Speed skater Joey Cheek, who won gold in the 500 m and silver in the 1000 m, was the flag bearer at the closing ceremonies. One athlete, Sarah Konrad, became the first American woman to compete in two different disciplines at the same Winter Olympics – biathlon and cross-country skiing.

While the United States' total medal count was down from the 2002 Winter Olympics, there were many highlights to the Games. Pete Fenson led the U.S. Curling team to a bronze medal, their first curling medal ever won. Speed skater Shani Davis became the first athlete of African descent from any country to win an individual gold medal. He won gold in the 1,000 m and followed that with a silver medal in the 1,500 m. Ice dancers Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto won America's first figure skating ice dancing medal in 30 years.

Medalists

Alpine skiing

The American alpine ski team fell short of its self-proclaimed goal of eight medals, earning only two in Turin, both gold.3 Bode Miller, who won two gold medals at the 2005 World Championships, failed to medal in Turin, but the men's team still earned a gold medal, as Ted Ligety took a surprise victory in the combined.4 The other medal came from Julia Mancuso, who put together two strong runs to win the women's giant slalom.5

Men
Athlete5 Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total Rank
Scott Macartney Downhill 1:50.68 N/A 15
Bode Miller 1:49.93 N/A 5
Steven Nyman 1:50.88 N/A 19
Daron Rahlves 1:50.33 N/A 10
Ted Ligety Combined 1:41.42 44.09 43.84 3:09.35 1
Scott Macartney 1:40.06 46.82 46.17 3:13.05 16
Bode Miller 1:38.36 DSQ
Steven Nyman 1:40.19 47.14 55.35 3:22.68 29
Scott Macartney Super-G 1:31.23 N/A 7
Bode Miller DNF N/A DNF
Steven Nyman 1:36.22 N/A 43
Daron Rahlves 1:31.37 N/A 9
Ted Ligety Giant slalom DNF N/A DNF
Bode Miller 1:17.58 1:18.48 N/A 2:36.06 6
Daron Rahlves DNF N/A DNF
Erik Schlopy 1:18.34 1:19.22 N/A 2:37.56 13
James Cochran Slalom 54.49 51.19 N/A 1:45.68 12
Chip Knight 54.71 51.55 N/A 1:46.26 18
Ted Ligety DSQ N/A DSQ
Bode Miller DNF N/A DNF
Women
Athlete5 Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total Rank
Kirsten Clark Downhill 1:59.07 N/A 21
Stacey Cook 1:58.70 N/A 19
Lindsey Kildow 1:57.78 N/A 8
Julia Mancuso 1:57.71 N/A 7
Lindsey Kildow Combined 39.86 DNF
Julia Mancuso 39.79 44.81 1:30.84 2:55.44 9
Kaylin Richardson 40.45 44.55 1:31.83 2:56.83 17
Resi Stiegler 39.08 44.36 1:32.35 2:55.79 11
Kirsten Clark Super-G 1:33.98 N/A 14
Lindsey Kildow 1:33.42 N/A 7
Libby Ludlow 1:35.01 N/A 28
Julia Mancuso 1:33.72 N/A 11
Stacey Cook Giant slalom 1:03.35 1:11.09 N/A 2:14.44 23
Lindsey Kildow DNS N/A DNS
Julia Mancuso 1:00.89 1:08.30 N/A 2:09.19 1
Sarah Schleper 1:02.01 DNF N/A DNF
Lindsey Kildow Slalom 43.92 47.66 N/A 1:31.58 14
Kristina Koznick 45.72 DNS N/A DNF
Sarah Schleper 43.61 47.77 N/A 1:31.38 10
Resi Stiegler 44.15 47.33 N/A 1:31.48 12

Biathlon

The top finish from the U.S. biathlon team came from Jay Hakkinen, who was 10th in the men's individual event.6

Men
Athlete6 Event Time Misses Rank
Lowell Bailey Sprint 29:02.0 3 47
Tim Burke 28:27.8 3 36
Jay Hakkinen 31:22.2 6 79
Jeremy Teela 29:32.7 4 61
Lowell Bailey Pursuit 41:31.30 9 48
Tim Burke 39:17.66 7 36
Lowell Bailey Individual 58:45.1 3 27
Tim Burke 1:01:55.0 7 58
Jay Hakkinen 56:10.9 3 10
Jeremy Teela 1:01:03.3 5 51
Jay Hakkinen Mass start 48:29.66 1 13
Lowell Bailey
Tim Burke
Jay Hakkinen
Jeremy Teela
Relay 1:24:23.4 18 9
Women
Athlete6 Event Time Misses Rank
Tracy Barnes Sprint 26:47.9 2 71
Sarah Konrad 27:30.6 8 75
Rachel Steer 24:29.6 1 35
Carolyn Treacy 28:18.7 4 80
Rachel Steer Pursuit 43:32.83 3 39
Lanny Barnes Individual 59:46.2 4 64
Tracy Barnes 57:58.0 1 57
Sarah Konrad 59:33.1 10 62
Rachel Steer 55:48.3 3 41
Lanny Barnes
Tracy Barnes
Rachel Steer
Carolyn Treacy
Relay 1:25:20.3 11 15

Bobsleigh

Shauna Rohbock and Valerie Fleming, bronze medalists at the 2005 World Championships, had four strong runs to earn the United States' only bobsleigh medal in Turin.7

Athlete7 Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Todd Hays
Pavle Jovanovic
Two-man 55.81 7 55.72 3 56.31 7 56.88 7 3:44.72 7
Steve Holcomb
Bill Schuffenhauer
56.16 13 55.96 12 57.05 17 57.04 12 3:46.21 14
Jean Prahm
Vonetta Flowers
Two-woman 57.97 10 57.67 4 57.81 4 58.33 7 3:51.78 6
Shauna Rohbock
Valerie Fleming
57.37 3 57.65 2 57.78 3 57.89 3 3:50.69 2
Todd Hays
Pavle Jovanovic
Steve Mesler
Brock Kreitzburg
Four-man 55.43 5 55.56 7 55.04 6 55.41 10 3:41.44 7
Steve Holcomb
Curtis Tomasevicz
Bill Schuffenhauer
Lorenzo Smith III
55.46 6 55.50 6 55.14 7 55.26 6 3:41.36 6

Cross-country skiing

Two skiers, Kikkan Randall and Leif-Orin Zimmermann, were suspended due to health reasons for the first five days of competition after showing abnormally high values of hemoglobin in their blood.8 Randall eventually was cleared to compete, participating in the women's relay and finishing 53rd in the 10 kilometre classical race.9

Men
Athlete9 Event Time Rank
Lars Flora 15 km classical 41:53.1 50
Justin Freeman 42:00.9 52
Kris Freeman 39:57.4 21
Andrew Johnson 41:53.9 51
Lars Flora 30 km pursuit 1:22:31.2 49
Andrew Johnson 1:21:16.8 43
James Southam 1:22:05.8 44
Carl Swenson 1:21.08.0 40
Kris Freeman 50 km freestyle 2:15:32.6 61
Andrew Johnson 2:07:56.3 34
James Southam DNF
Carl Swenson DNF
Lars Flora
Kris Freeman
Andrew Johnson
Carl Swenson
4 x 10 km relay 1:48:44.2 12
Women
Athlete9 Event Time Rank
Abby Larson 10 km classical 32:09.0 57
Kikkan Randall 31:49.7 53
Wendy Kay Wagner 31:41.0 50
Lindsey Weier 32:43.3 59
Rebecca Dussault 15 km pursuit 47:53.7 48
Abby Larson 48:47.5 56
Lindsey Weier 48:45.0 55
Lindsey Williams 50:49.7 62
Rebecca Dussault 30 km freestyle 1:31:43.3 43
Sarah Konrad 1:28:39.2 32
Abby Larson 1:32:51.9 47
Lindsey Weier DNF
Wendy Kay Wagner
Kikkan Randall
Sarah Konrad
Rebecca Dussault
4 x 5 km relay 57:58.4 14
Sprint
Men
Athlete9 Event Qualifying Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Chris Cook Sprint 2:18.46 16 Q 2:27.9 5 Did not advance
Lars Flora 2:23.02 46 Did not advance
Torin Koos 2:21.47 36 Did not advance
Andrew Newell 2:14.79 2 Q 2:24.3 4 Did not advance
Chris Cook
Andrew Newell
Team sprint N/A 17:54.9 7 Did not advance 13
Women
Athlete9 Event Qualifying Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kikkan Randall Sprint 2:15.63 10 Q 2:17.8 2 Q 2:19.1 5 Did not advance
Wendy Kay Wagner 2:19.71 35 Did not advance
Lindsey Williams 2:20.28 38 Did not advance
Kikkan Randall
Wendy Kay Wagner
Team sprint N/A 17:51.4 5 Q 18:04.9 10

Curling pictogram.svg Curling

In the men's event, Pete Fenson, who led his team to 4th place at the a 2006 World Championships, started inconsistently, with a 2–2 record that included a win over the defending gold medalists from Norway. A stretch of four straight wins, however, guaranteed them a spot in the medal round going into a final round-robin game with Canada. The Americans lost that game, meaning they would face Canada again in the semifinals. They also lost this second meeting, but recovered to win the United States' first ever curling medal by beating Great Britain 8–6 in the bronze medal game.10

On the women's side, Cassandra Johnson, the 2005 World Championship silver medalist, struggled winning only two games and finishing well short of the mark needed to make the medal round.10

Men's tournament

Bronze medal icon.svg: Pete Fenson (skip), Shawn Rojeski, Joseph Polo, John Shuster, Scott Baird (alternate)

Round-robin
Draw 1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Norway (Trulsen) 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 X X 5
United States (Fenson) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 5 X X 11
Draw 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Finland (Uusipaavalniemi) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
United States (Fenson) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
Draw 3
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
United States (Fenson) 0 2 2 0 2 1 0 3 X X 10
New Zealand (Becker) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 X X 4
Draw 5
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
United States (Fenson) 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 5
Italy (Retornaz) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 6
Draw 6
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
United States (Fenson) 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 2 2 10
Sweden (Lindholm) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6
Draw 8
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
United States (Fenson) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 7
Switzerland (Stöckli) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 3
Draw 9
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Germany (Kapp) 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 X 5
United States (Fenson) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 X 8
Draw 10
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Great Britain (Murdoch) 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 8
United States (Fenson) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 9
Draw 12
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Canada (Gushue) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 6
United States (Fenson) 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
Standings
Rank Team Skip Won Lost
1 Finland Markku Uusipaavalniemi 7 2
2 Canada Brad Gushue 6 3
3 United States Pete Fenson 6 3
4 Great Britain David Murdoch 6 3
5 Norway Pål Trulsen 5 4
6 Switzerland Ralph Stöckli 5 4
7 Italy Joel Retornaz 4 5
8 Sweden Peter Lindholm 3 6
9 Germany Andy Kapp 3 6
10 New Zealand Sean Becker 0 9
Playoffs
Semifinal
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Canada (Gushue) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 5 X 11
United States (Fenson) 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 X 5
Bronze medal final
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
United States (Fenson) Hammer (Last Stone First End) Bronze medal icon.svg 1 0 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 8
Great Britain (Murdoch) 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 6

Women's tournament

Team: Cassandra Johnson (skip), Jamie Johnson, Jessica Schultz, Maureen Brunt, Courtney George (alternate)

Round-robin
Draw 1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Norway (Nordby) 0 1 0 0 3 0 3 2 1 1 11
United States (Johnson) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 6
Draw 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
United States (Johnson) 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 X X 5
Canada (Kleibrink) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 5 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 X X 11
Draw 3
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
United States (Johnson) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 5
Japan (Onodera) 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 6
Draw 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Denmark (Holm) 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
United States (Johnson) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 2 8
Draw 6
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
Sweden (Norberg) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 5
United States (Johnson) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 4
Draw 7
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
United States (Johnson) 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 7
Russia (Privivkova) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 8
Draw 9
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Italy (Gaspari) 0 0 0 0 3 0 X X X X 3
United States (Johnson) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 2 3 2 0 4 X X X X 11
Draw 10
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Switzerland (Ott) 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 9
United States (Johnson) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 8
Draw 12
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
United States (Johnson) 0 1 0 3 0 0 X X X X 4
Great Britain (Martin) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 4 0 3 1 X X X X 10
Standings
Rank Team Skip Won Lost
1 Sweden Anette Norberg 7 2
2 Switzerland Mirjam Ott 7 2
3 Canada Shannon Kleibrink 6 3
4 Norway Dordi Nordby 6 3
5 Great Britain Rhona Martin 5 4
6 Russia Ludmila Privivkova 5 4
7 Japan Ayumi Onodera 4 5
8 Denmark Dorthe Holm 2 7
9 United States Cassandra Johnson 2 7
10 Italy Diana Gaspari 1 8

Key: The hammer indicates which team had the last stone in the first end.

Figure skating

The American figure skating team won two medals in Turin, both silver. Sasha Cohen led the ladies' singles event after the short program, but an early fall in the free skate left her in second place.11 In the ice dance, the team of Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto sat just sixth after the compulsory dance, but moved up the standings in the original dance, claiming the second silver medal.12 Michelle Kwan, an Olympic medalist in Nagano and Salt Lake, planned to compete in Turin, but pulled out due to a severe groin strain. Emily Hughes competed in place of Kwan.13

Athlete12 Event CD SP/OD FS/FD Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Evan Lysacek Men's N/A 67.55 10 Q 152.58 3 220.13 4
Matthew Savoie N/A 69.15 8 Q 137.52 5 206.67 7
Johnny Weir N/A 80.00 2 Q 136.63 6 216.63 5
Sasha Cohen Ladies' N/A 66.73 1 Q 116.63 2 183.36 2
Emily Hughes N/A 57.08 7 Q 103.79 7 106.87 7
Kimmie Meissner N/A 59.40 5 Q 106.31 6 165.71 6
Rena Inoue
John Baldwin Jr.
Pairs N/A 61.27 4 113.74 7 175.01 7
Marcy Hinzmann
Aaron Parchem
N/A 49.58 13 97.47 13 147.05 13
Tanith Belbin
Benjamin Agosto
Ice dance 37.36 6 60.53 2 98.17 4 196.06 2
Melissa Gregory
Denis Petukhov
30.51 15 47.00 14 81.64 14 159.15 14
Jamie Silverstein
Ryan O'Meara
27.53 18 46.00 16 76.87 18 150.40 16

Freestyle skiing

The American freestyle skiing team in Turin boasted several medalists from previous Olympics, including 1998 aerials gold medalist Eric Bergoust. Two other skiers had won gold medals at the World Championships, Jeremy Bloom and Hannah Kearney. Despite this strong roster, the U.S. team won just a single medal in Turin, as Toby Dawson rose from 6th place in qualification to take bronze in the men's moguls.14 Kearney's failure to even advance from the qualifiers in the women's moguls was considering one of the team's disappointing performances.15

Aerials
Athlete14 Event Qualifying Final
Jump 1 Jump 2 Total Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Eric Bergoust Men's aerials 113.72 14 92.13 20 205.85 17 Did not advance
Joe Pack 97.57 20 113.76 8 211.33 15 Did not advance
Jeret Peterson 114.38 11 112.83 9 227.21 8 Q 124.78 3 112.70 8 237.48 7
Ryan St. Onge 97.35 21 110.40 11 207.75 16 Did not advance
Emily Cook Women's aerials 60.32 22 84.10 7 144.42 19 Did not advance
Jana Lindsey 79.38 15 70.85 18 150.23 16 Did not advance
Moguls
Men
Athlete14 Event Qualifying Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Jeremy Bloom Moguls 24.51 4 Q 25.17 6
Travis Cabral 24.88 2 Q 24.38 9
Toby Dawson 24.20 6 Q 26.30 3
Travis Mayer 24.04 7 Q 24.91 7
Women
Athlete14 Event Qualifying Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Shannon Bahrke Moguls 22.07 18 Q 22.82 10
Hannah Kearney 20.80 22 Did not advance
Michelle Roark 24.45 4 Q 20.04 18
Jillian Vogtli 21.79 20 Q 22.72 11

Ice hockey

The U.S. men's team, which won a silver medal on home ice in Salt Lake City, had a poor start when they suffered a surprising 3–3 tie against Latvia.16 They did rebound with a win over Kazakhstan, but further losses to Slovakia, Sweden and Russia meant that the Americans finished fourth in their group, with the lowest point total of any team advancing to the medal round. In their quarterfinal against undefeated Finland, the Americans quickly fell behind 2–0, but managed to tie the game early in the second period. However, the Finns again took a two-goal lead later in the second, and while the Americans managed to score once more, they could not get closer than a 4–3 loss.17

The women's team, also defending silver medalists, had a very strong round-robin showing, winning their three games by a combined score of 18–3. This, combined with Canada's domination of the other group, raised much discussion about the competitiveness of women's hockey.18 In the semifinals, the U.S. team played Sweden, with the favoured Americans taking a 2–0 lead early in the second period. However, the Swedes then rallied, scoring twice to tie the game, and holding off the American attack and forcing a shootout to decide the game. Swedish goaltender Kim Martin stopped four American shooters, while Pernilla Winberg and Maria Rooth scored for Sweden.17 Prior to this game, the US had never lost to a team other than Canada, and had won each of their previous 25 encounters with Sweden.19 The American women bounced back from this loss in the bronze medal game, beating Finland 4–0.

Men's tournament

Players
No. Pos.
Name
Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2005–06 team
29 G DiPietro, RickRick DiPietro 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) September 19, 1981 Winthrop, MA New York Islanders (NHL)
42 G Esche, RobertRobert Esche 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) January 22, 1978 Utica, NY Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
47 G Grahame, JohnJohn Grahame 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) August 31, 1975 Denver, CO Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
24 D Chelios, ChrisChris CheliosC 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) January 25, 1962 Chicago, IL Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
2 D Hatcher, DerianDerian Hatcher 196 cm (6 ft 5 in) 7002107000000000000107 kg (236 lb) June 4, 1972 Sterling Heights, MI Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
4 D Leopold, JordanJordan Leopold 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) August 3, 1980 Golden Valley, MN Calgary Flames (NHL)
27 D Liles, John-MichaelJohn-Michael Liles 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) November 25, 1980 Zionsville, IN Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
3 D Miller, AaronAaron Miller 193 cm (6 ft 4 in) 700199000000000000099 kg (218 lb) August 11, 1971 Buffalo, NY Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
28 D Rafalski, BrianBrian Rafalski 175 cm (5 ft 9 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) September 28, 1973 Dearborn, MI New Jersey Devils (NHL)
23 D Schneider, MathieuMathieu Schneider 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) June 12, 1969 New York, NY Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
55 F Blake, JasonJason Blake 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) September 2, 1973 Moorhead, MN New York Islanders (NHL)
26 F Cole, ErikErik Cole 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) November 6, 1978 Oswego, NY Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
22 F Conroy, CraigCraig Conroy 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) September 4, 1971 Potsdam, NY Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
18 F Drury, ChrisChris Drury 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) August 20, 1976 Trumbull, CT Buffalo Sabres (NHL)
14 F Gionta, BrianBrian Gionta 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) 700179000000000000079 kg (174 lb) January 18, 1979 Rochester, NY New Jersey Devils (NHL)
11 F Gomez, ScottScott Gomez 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) December 23, 1979 Anchorage, AK New Jersey Devils (NHL)
13 F Guerin, BillBill Guerin 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) November 9, 1970 Wilbraham, MA Dallas Stars (NHL)
21 F Knuble, MikeMike Knuble 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 7002103000000000000103 kg (227 lb) July 4, 1972 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
9 F Modano, MikeMike Modano 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) June 7, 1970 Livonia, MI Dallas Stars (NHL)
37 F Parrish, MarkMark Parrish 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) February 2, 1977 Minneapolis, MN New York Islanders (NHL)
12 F Rolston, BrianBrian Rolston 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) February 21, 1973 Flint, MI Minnesota Wild (NHL)
7 F Tkachuk, KeithKeith Tkachuk 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 7002102000000000000102 kg (225 lb) March 28, 1972 Melrose, MA St. Louis Blues (NHL)
39 F Weight, DougDoug Weight 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) January 21, 1971 Warren, MI St. Louis Blues (NHL)

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Results

Men's game results

15 February 2006 v
21:05
 Latvia 3 – 3
(1–2, 2–0, 0–1)
 United States Palasport Olimpico
Attendance: 7,851
16 February 2006 v
21:05
 United States 4 – 1
(3–0, 0–0, 1–1)
 Kazakhstan Torino Esposizioni
Attendance: 3,400
18 February 2006 v
20:05
 Slovakia 2 – 1
(0–0, 1–1, 1–0)
 United States Torino Esposizioni
Attendance: 4,697
19 February 2006 v
17:05
 United States 1 – 2
(1–1, 0–0, 0–1)
 Sweden Torino Esposizioni
Attendance: 4,450
21 February 2006 v
20:35
 United States 4 – 5
(1–2, 1–1, 2–2)
 Russia Palasport Olimpico
Attendance: 9,378
Standings
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 Slovakia 5 5 0 0 18 8 10
 Russia 5 4 1 0 23 11 8
 Sweden 5 3 2 0 15 12 6
 United States 5 1 3 1 13 13 3
 Kazakhstan 5 1 4 0 9 16 2
 Latvia 5 0 4 1 11 29 1
Quarterfinal
22 February 2006
17:35
 Finland 4 – 3
(2-1, 2-1, 0-1)
 United States Palasport Olimpico
Attendance: 6691

Women's tournament

Players
No. Position Name S / C Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2004-05 team
8 D Caitlin Cahow L 162 70 05/20/85 New Haven, Connecticut Harvard University
13 F Julie Chu R 173 68 03/13/82 Fairfield, Connecticut Harvard University
22 F Natalie Darwitz R 160 64 10/13/83 Eagan, Minnesota University of Minnesota
31 G Pam Dreyer L 165 70 08/09/81 Eagle River, Alaska Brown University
25 F Tricia Dunn-Luoma L 173 66 04/25/75 Derry, New Hampshire University of New Hampshire
9 D Molly Engstrom R 175 77 03/01/83 Siren, Wisconsin University of Wisconsin–Madison
30 G Chanda Gunn L 170 63 01/27/80 Huntington Beach, California Northeastern University
11 D Jamie Hagerman R 175 77 05/07/81 North Andover, Massachusetts Harvard University
10 F Kim Insalaco L 165 59 11/04/80 Rochester, New York Brown University
18 F Kathleen Kauth L 173 68 03/28/79 Saratoga Springs, New York Brown University
3 D Courtney Kennedy L 175 86 03/29/79 Woburn, Massachusetts University of Minnesota
20 F Katie King L 175 77 05/24/75 Salem, New Hampshire Brown University
19 F Kristin King R 163 61 07/21/79 Piqua, Ohio Dartmouth College
27 F Sarah Parsons R 173 64 07/27/87 Dover, Massachusetts Noble & Greenough High School
12 F Jenny Potter L 163 66 01/12/79 Edina, Minnesota University of Minnesota-Duluth
6 D Helen Resor L 178 70 10/18/85 Greenwich, Connecticut Yale University
4 D Angela Ruggiero - A R 175 84 01/03/80 Harper Woods, Michigan Harvard University
14 F Kelly Stephens R 168 59 06/04/83 Seattle, Washington University of Minnesota
5 D Lyndsay Wall L 173 70 05/12/85 Churchville, New York University of Minnesota
7 F Krissy Wendell - C L 168 70 09/12/81 Brooklyn Park, Minnesota University of Minnesota
Results
Round-robin
11 February 2006 v
18:05
United States  6 – 0
(1–0, 1–0, 4–0)
  Switzerland Torino Esposizioni
Attendance: 2,900
12 February 2006 v
19:05
Germany  0 – 5
(0–2, 0–2, 0–1)
 United States Palasport Olimpico
Attendance: 7,794
14 February 2006 v
20:35
United States  7 – 3
(1–2, 1–1, 5–0)
 Finland Palasport Olimpico
Attendance: 7,697
Standings
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 United States 3 3 0 0 18 3 6
 Finland 3 2 1 0 10 7 4
 Germany 3 1 2 0 2 9 2
  Switzerland 3 0 3 0 1 12 0
Playoffs
Semifinal
17 February 2006 v
17:05
United States  2 – 3
(1–0, 1–2, 0–0, 0–0, 0–1)
 Sweden Palasport Olimpico
Attendance: 5,654
Bronze medal game
20 February 2006 v
16:35
Finland  0 – 4
(0–3, 0–1, 0–0)
 United States Bronze medal icon.svg Palasport Olimpico
Attendance: 5,150

Luge

Tony Benshoof was in position to win America's first singles luge medal after the first two runs, but two slower efforts on the final two runs left him in fourth place. Courtney Zablocki had a similar story in the women's event, with a pair of slow runs dropping her well off the medal pace after being in contention for bronze early.21

Men
Athlete21 Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Tony Benshoof Singles 51.907 4 51.458 2 51.674 7 51.559 5 3:26.598 4
Jonathan Myles 52.579 18 52.267 20 52.230 16 52.332 20 3:29.408 18
Christian Niccum 53.669 29 52.675 26 52.306 19 52.539 25 3:31.189 23
Preston Griffal
Dan Joye
Doubles 47.722 11 47.688 4 N/A 1:35.410 8
Mark Grimmette
Brian Martin
DNF N/A DNF
Women
Athlete21 Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Erin Hamlin Singles 48.660 20 47.816 14 47.534 12 47.280 8 3:11.290 12
Samantha Retrosi 47.861 13 DNF
Courtney Zablocki 47.253 3 47.129 3 47.234 5 47.236 6 3:08.852 4

Nordic combined

Todd Lodwick, who had the United States' best Nordic combined performance in Olympic history in Salt Lake City, finished in the top 10 in both individual events, with his 8th place in the Individual Gundersen the best showing for the U.S. in Turin.

22 22

Athlete22 Event Ski jumping Cross-country
Points Rank Deficit Time Rank
Eric Camerota Sprint 94.5 40 2:05 21:04.8 39
Bill Demong 102.2 30 1:34 20:03.7 25
Todd Lodwick 107.3 19 1:14 19:11.4 9
Johnny Spillane 109.5 14 1:05 19:15.2 10
Brett Camerota Individual Gundersen 203.5 33 3:56 44:59.6 38
Bill Demong 220.0 19 2:50 42:08.5 15
Todd Lodwick 232.0 13 2:02 40:56.6 8
Johnny Spillane 220.0 19 2:50 44:27.6 30
Bill Demong
Todd Lodwick
Johnny Spillane
Carl Van Loan
Team 820.6 8 1:33 51:52.5 7

Short track speed skating

Apolo Anton Ohno became the fourth US Winter Olympian to win three medals in a single games, taking gold in the 500 metres to go with two bronze medals.23 The only other American to make an 'A-Final' in Turin was Rusty Smith, who set an Olympic record time in the quarterfinals of the 1000 metres, but ended up fourth in the final.24

Apolo Ohno won gold in short track (500 m)
Men
Athlete24 Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Anthony Lobello 500 m 1:13.722 4 Did not advance
Apolo Ohno 42.836 1 Q 42.020 1 Q 42.400 2 Q 41.935 1
Apolo Ohno 1000 m 1:36.120 1 Q 1:29.650 1 Q 1:28.080 2 Q 1:26.927 3
Rusty Smith 1:27.508 2 Q 1:27.000 OR 1 Q 1:29.515 2 Q 1:27.435 4
Alex Izykowski 1500 m 2:19.731 3 Q N/A 2:18.610 5 Did not advance
Apolo Ohno 2:23.668 1 Q N/A 2:20.346 4 Final B
2:24.789
8
Alex Izykowski
J. P. Kepka
Apolo Ohno
Rusty Smith
5000 m relay N/A 6:55.082 1 Q 6:47.990 3
Women
Athlete24 Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Allison Baver 500 m 45.998 1 Q 53.135 2 Q 45.512 3 Final B
55.689
7
Hyo-Jung Kim 46.077 2 Q 45.339 4 Did not advance
Kimberly Derrick 1000 m 1:33.812 2 Q DSQ Did not advance
Hyo-Jung Kim 1:36.182 1 Q 1:34.164 1 Q 1:54.187 5 Did not advance
Allison Baver 1500 m 2:27.635 1 Q N/A 2:23.490 5 Did not advance
Hyo-Jung Kim 2:27.460 2 Q N/A 2:32.527 3 Final B
2:29.978
3
Allison Baver
Kimberly Derrick
Maria Garcia
Caroline Hallisey
Hyo-Jung Kim
3000 m relay N/A 4:18.333 5 Final B
4:18.740
4

Skeleton

Zach Lund, considered the U.S.'s primary medal threat in the skeleton events, did not compete in the games after testing positive for finasteride. Lund contested the test at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), but had his claim rejected. His ban was reduced from two years to one, but this still left in ineligible in Turin.25 In Lund's absence, the best finishes were a pair of 6ths, from Eric Bernotas and Katie Uhlaender in the men's and women's events, respectively.26

Athlete26 Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Total Rank
Eric Bernotas Men 58.43 58.76 1:57.19 6
Kevin Ellis 59.46 59.75 1:59.21 17
Chris Soule 1:00.33 1:00.90 2:01.23 25
Katie Uhlaender Women 1:00.87 1:01.43 2:02.30 6

Ski jumping

No American ski jumper qualified for a final jump in Turin, though Alan Alborn advanced to the first round in both the large and normal hill events.27

Athlete27 Event Qualifying First round Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Total Rank
Alan Alborn Normal hill 117.0 16 Q 106.5 40 Did not advance 40
Jim Denney 91.5 46 Did not advance 46
Clint Jones 104.5 35 Q 97.5 47 Did not advance 47
Tommy Schwall 103.0 38 Did not advance 38
Alan Alborn Large hill 86.7 21 Q 79.9 43 Did not advance 43
Jim Denney 53.5 47 Did not advance 47
Clint Jones 64.9 39 Did not advance 39
Tommy Schwall 63.4 42 Did not advance 42
Alan Alborn
Anders Johnson
Clint Jones
Tommy Schwall
Large hill team N/A 286.8 14 Did not advance 14

Snowboarding

The United States was the dominant nation in the Snowboarding events in Turin. The U.S. won seven medals, easily the most of any country, including three golds, from Shaun White and Hannah Teter in the men's and women's halfpipe and from Seth Wescott in men's snowboard cross.28 Lindsey Jacobellis was poised to give the Americans a fourth gold medal in the women's snowboard cross, but fell on the final hill while attempting a grab, was passed, and ended up with silver.29

Alpine
Athlete28 Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Tyler Jewell Men's parallel giant slalom 1:11.13 9 Q  Kosir (SLO) (8)
L +0.30 (-0.29 +0.59)
Did not advance 9
Rosey Fletcher Women's parallel giant slalom 1:20.88 2 Q  Posch (ITA) (15)
W -0.96 (-0.47 -0.49)
 Bruhin (SUI) (7)
W -0.15 (-0.12 -0.03)
 Meuli (SUI) (6)
L +3.70 (-0.24 +3.94)
Bronze Final
 Guenther (AUT) (8)
W -0.69 (-1.50 +0.81)
3
Michelle Gorgone 1:24.43 22 Did not advance 22
Freestyle
Men
Athlete28 Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2
Points Rank Points Rank Run 1 Run 2 Rank
Mason Aguirre Halfpipe 43.4 3 Q Bye 40.3 37.1 4
Andy Finch 43.1 4 Q Bye 9.6 24.7 12
Daniel Kass 43.8 1 Q Bye 20.8 44.0 2
Shaun White 37.7 7 45.3 1 Q 46.8 26.6 1
Women
Athlete28 Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2
Points Rank Points Rank Run 1 Run 2 Rank
Gretchen Bleiler Halfpipe 41.6 2 Q Bye 41.5 43.4 2
Kelly Clark 44.9 1 Q Bye 41.1 38.1 4
Elena Hight 33.1 8 36.8 4 Q 29.4 37.8 6
Hannah Teter 39.9 3 Q Bye 44.6 46.4 1
Snowboard cross
Athlete28 Event Qualifying 1/8 finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Position Position Position Position Rank
Nate Holland Men's snowboard cross 1:21.03 7 Q 1 Q 4 Did not advance Classification 13-16
2
14
Jason R. Smith 1:21.98 15 Q 1Q 1Q 3 Classification 5-8
2
6
Graham Watanabe 1:22.98 29 Q Did not advance 31
Seth Wescott 1:20.69 3 Q 1Q 1Q 2 Q 1 1
Lindsey Jacobellis Women's snowboard cross 1:29.51 3 Q N/A 2 Q 1 Q 2 2

Speed skating

Three American men combined to win seven medals in Turin. This included three for Chad Hedrick, who entered the Games attempting to equal Eric Heiden's record of five gold medals. Hedrick won his first event, the 5000 metres, but when the men's pursuit team lost to Italy, his chances were dashed. He did not manage a second gold, but did win a silver and a bronze.30 Hedrick was the source of some controversy when he called out team-mate Shani Davis, who skipped the team pursuit in order to prepare for his specialty, the 1000 metres. Davis won this event to become the first ever Winter Olympic individual gold medalist of African descent.31 The third medalist was Joey Cheek, who won gold in the 500 metres, and was chosen to carry the U.S. flag in the closing ceremonies.32

Men
Athlete32 Event Race 1 Race 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kip Carpenter 500 m 36.40 31 35.68 =17 1:12.08 26
Joey Cheek 34.82 1 34.94 1 1:09.76 1
Casey FitzRandolph 35.78 18 35.34 8 1:11.12 12
Tucker Fredricks 36.02 25 35.99 28 1:12.01 25
Joey Cheek 1000 m N/A 1:09.16 2
Shani Davis N/A 1:08.89 1
Casey FitzRandolph N/A 1:09.59 9
Chad Hedrick N/A 1:09.45 6
Joey Cheek 1500 m N/A 1:47.52 9
Shani Davis N/A 1:46.13 2
Chad Hedrick N/A 1:46.22 3
Derek Parra N/A 1:48.54 19
K. C. Boutiette 5000 m N/A 6:37.29 19
Shani Davis N/A 6:23.08 7
Chad Hedrick N/A 6:14.68 1
Chad Hedrick 10000 m N/A 13:05.40 2
Charles Leveille N/A 14:14.81 15
Women
Athlete32 Event Race 1 Race 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Elli Ochowicz 500 m 39.83 =23 39.86 =22 1:19.48 23
Jennifer Rodriguez 38.97 10 38.73 10 1:17.70 11
Amy Sannes 39.42 =15 39.47 20 1:18.89 17
Chris Witty 40.23 28 40.46 28 1:20.69 28
Elli Ochowicz 1000 m N/A 1:19.94 32
Jennifer Rodriguez N/A 1:17.47 10
Amy Sannes N/A 1:18.50 25
Chris Witty N/A 1:18.70 27
Maria Lamb 1500 m N/A 2:02.12 27
Catherine Raney N/A 2:01.17 18
Jennifer Rodriguez N/A 1:59.30 8
Margaret Crowley 3000 m N/A 4:17.37 22
Kristine Holzer N/A 4:26.60 27
Catherine Raney N/A 4:10.44 11
Catherine Raney 5000 m N/A 7:04.91 7
Team Pursuit
Athlete32 Event Seeding Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Opposition
time
Opposition
time
Opposition
time
Rank
K. C. Boutiette
Chad Hedrick
Charles Leveille
Clay Mull
Derek Parra
Men's team pursuit 3:51.32 7 Italy (2)
L 3:44.11
Did not advance Final C
Russia (6)
L 3:49.73
6
Margaret Crowley
Maria Lamb
Catherine Raney
Jennifer Rodriguez
Amy Sannes
Women's team pursuit 3:07.83 6 Canada (3)
L 3:04.59
Did not advance Final C
Netherlands (4)
W 3:04.22
5

See also

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