Dennis Van Valkenburgh

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameDennis Arien•Van Valkenburgh
Used nameDennis•Van Valkenburgh
Born16 August 1944 in El Paso, Texas (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsWashington Canoe Club, Washington (USA)
NOC United States


Dennis Van Valkenburgh attended East Carolina University and paddled for the Washington Canoe Club. He was a student at the time of the 1964 Olympics. He won the 1964 AAU C-1 title, and won the 1965 AAU C-2, alongside Andy Weigand. Van Valkenburgh was also part of the winning boat in the C-4 at the 1961 and 1962 AAU Championships.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) USA Dennis Van Valkenburgh
Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 8