Leo Massa

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLeo Erkki•Massa
Used nameLeo•Massa
Born15 October 1929 in Clearwater, Florida (USA)
Died3 September 2009 in Long Branch, New Jersey (USA)
AffiliationsFinnish Ski Club
NOC United States


Leo Massa played baseball at Red Bank High School in New Jersey, eventually getting a tryout with the Brooklyn Dodgers. But he turned to cross-country skiing, winning the 1958 US championship, and competing for the US at the 1958 and 1962 World Championships and 1960 Winter Olympics. He owned Eino Massa & Son custom home builers in Holmdel, New Jersey, which had been started by his father, and ran the Leo E. Massa Real Estate Company from 1972-98.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) USA Leo Massa
30 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 42
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 29