Robert Brewer

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRobert Lee•Brewer
Used nameRobert•Brewer
Born1 March 1939 in Alhambra, California (USA)
AffiliationsLAFSC, Los Angeles (USA)
NOC United States


Robert Brewer wanted to be a pilot and doctor. But he was also a top skater, placing fourth at the US Championships in singles in 1957-58 and third in 1959-60. Brewer competed at the Worlds from 1957-59, placing 8th, 10th, and 11th, respectively. He retired from competition after the 1960 Olympics, joining an ice show to raise money for medical school. But he also joined the Marines and succeeded at both of his dreams. He became a fighter pilot in the Marines, and later earned his medical degree, practicing as a psychiatrist in Arizona.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) USA Robert Brewer
Singles, Men (Olympic) 7