Gordy Wren

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Referee
Full nameGordon L. "Gordy"•Wren
Used nameGordy•Wren
Born5 January 1919 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado (USA)
Died25 November 1999 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado (USA)
AffiliationsEskimo Ski Club
NOC United States


Gordy Wren was a Colorado native who served in the 10th Mountain Division during World War II, and represented the Eskimo Ski Club at the 1948 Winter Olympics. Known as a four-event skier (alpine, cross-country, jumping, and combined), Wren competed in ski jumping, cross-country and Nordic combined in St. Moritz. In 1950 he won the US Nordic Combined Championship. After the 1948 Winter Olympics, he returned to Colorado until 1954, serving as an instructor at the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, where he started several youth skiing programs. From 1955-64 Wren was in Lake Tahoe, where he started the country’s largest junior ski program. In 1964 he moved to the Jackson Hole Ski Area. In 1949 Wren was given the Halstead Trophy for service to Colorado Skiing, and in 1959 received the US Ski Association’s Russell Wilder Trophy for developing youth skiing. He was elected to the US Ski Hall of Fame in 1958.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) USA Gordy Wren
18 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 77
Nordic Combined (Skiing) USA Gordy Wren
Individual, Men (Olympic) 29
Ski Jumping (Skiing) USA Gordy Wren
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 5


Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1960 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) USA Gordy Wren
Giant Slalom, Women (Olympic) Final Standings Course Setter