Frank Masley

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Other
Full nameFrancis Joseph "Frank"•Masley
Used nameFrank•Masley
Born30 June 1960 in Wilmington, Delaware (USA)
Died10 September 2016 in Wilmington, Delaware (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 77 kg
AffiliationsU.S. Luge Association
NOC United States


Frank Masley was the 1980, 1983, and 1984 US doubles luge champ, with Ray Bateman. In all, Masley won 10 US titles. He graduated from Delaware Tech Community College in 1981 with an associate degree in civil engineering, and later earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Drexel University. Masley later formed his own company, Masley Enterprises, that markets and sells products they have invented or produced. Among these are special gloves for the military allowing them to control their weapons better, and gloves for cold-weather conditions. Masley also designed a starter luge track at Muskegon, Michigan. Masley was honored in being selected to carry the United States flag at the 1984 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony. He competed in three Winter Olympics and his 12th place finish in singles luge in 1980 was the best finish by a US slider until Duncan Kennedy’s 10th in 1992. Masley died in 2016 at his Wilmington home from complications of melanoma.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1980 Winter Olympics Luge USA Frank Masley
Doubles, Open (Olympic) Ray Bateman, Jr. 18
1984 Winter Olympics Luge USA Frank Masley
Singles, Men (Olympic) 14
Doubles, Open (Olympic) Ray Bateman, Jr. 13
1988 Winter Olympics Luge USA Frank Masley
Singles, Men (Olympic) 12

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1984 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony USA Frank Masley