Peter Oppegard

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePeter Allen•Oppegard
Used namePeter•Oppegard
Born23 August 1959 in Knoxville, Tennessee (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 79 kg
AffiliationsLAFSC, Los Angeles (USA)
NOC United States


Peter Oppegard was a US pairs skater, who started his career with Vicki Heasley, but in 1985 began competing with Jill Watson. Watson and Oppegard skated at the World Championships from 1985-88, winning a bronze medal at the 1987 Worlds, and they won three National Championships. After the 1988 Winter Olympics, Oppegard skated with Cindy Landry briefly, then skated professionally for a few years, and turned to coaching figure skaters in the Southern California area. He and Watson were inducted into the US Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2004.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) USA Peter Oppegard
Pairs, Mixed (Olympic) Jill Watson 3 Bronze

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