Dorothy Surgenor

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameDorothy Louise•Surgenor (Lynch-, Modenese-, -Ronning)
Used nameDorothy•Surgenor
Born5 November 1931 in Seattle, Washington (USA)
NOC United States


Dorothy Surgenor, born Dorothy Lynch, was the least experienced skier on the 1956 Winter Olympic team. Further, she had only recently recovered from a broken hip in 1955 when she made the Olympic team. She skied downhill and slalom at the 1956 Cortina d’Ampezzo Winter Olympics. Surgenor grew up skiing in the Pacific Northwest. She later married Earl Ronning, eventually settling in Chandler, Arizona.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) USA Dorothy Surgenor
Downhill, Women (Olympic) 38
Slalom, Women (Olympic) 20