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Kurt Seiffert

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameArmin Kurt•Seiffert
Used nameKurt•Seiffert
Born21 December 1935 in Detroit, Michigan (USA)
Measurements170 cm / 56 kg
AffiliationsLake Washington RC, Seattle (USA)
NOC United States


Kurt Seiffert coxed the Stanford crews from 1955 until 1957. After graduation he took a few years off from school and was a cox for the Lake Washington RC. He called cadence for U.S. boats at both the 1956 and 1960 Olympics and in 1956 he coxed his oarsmen, Conn Findlay and Dan Ayrault, to a gold medal. In 1960 he was with the fours with shell that did not reach the finals. After the 1960 Olympics, Seiffert returned to school and earned an M.D. from Michigan in 1964. After 1968 he practiced as a neurologist.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Rowing USA Kurt Seiffert
Coxed Pairs, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
1960 Summer Olympics Rowing USA Kurt Seiffert
Coxed Fours, Men (Olympic) United States 4 h2 r3/4