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Mark Grimmette

Luge

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EVENT - LUGE

OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1998 Olympic Winter Games - bronze medalist
  • 2002 Olympic Winter Games - silver medalist
  • 2006 Olympic Winter Games - DNF
  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games - 13th

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • USA Luge's all-time leaders in int'l medals won, 65, including Olympic, World Championship, World Cup & Challenge Cup (19-17-28)
  • Three-time overall World Cup Champions (1998, 1999 & 2003), 2000 overall World Cup bronze medalists
  • 11 World Cup wins gives them the all-time USA Luge lead for career victories
  • Five-time World Championship bronze medalists (1999, 2000, 2004, 2005 & 2007)
  • Two-time world championship team event silver medalists (2004 & 2005)
  • Two-time overall Challenge Cup silver medalists (2000 & 2001)
  • Two-time consecutive Challenge Cup Champions (2002 & 2003)
  • 2000 Winter Goodwill Games Champions
  • Four-time Verizon North American Champions (2000, 2001, 2002 & 2004)
  • Verizon U.S. National Champions (1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2005-06 & 2007)
  • 2007-08 World Cup Results: 14th, 11th, 9th, 12th, 9th, 14th, 14th, 12th
  • Finished 10th in the final 2008 overall World Cup rankings
  • Finished ninth at the 40th World Luge Championships
  • Finished fifth in the final 2008 overall Challenge Cup rankings
  • DSQ 2008 Verizon U.S. National Championships

PERSONAL

Partner: Brian Martin

  • Mark's favorite television show is "Stargate SG-1"
  • Mark's favorite place to vacation is Alaska because it still has the feel of the frontier
  • Mark's favorite book is Lord of the Rings-- JR. R. Tolkein
  • Mark attends DeVry University

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