John E. B. Wofford

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Other
Full nameJohn Edwin Brown•Wofford
Used nameJohn E. B.•Wofford
Born11 April 1931 in Washington, District of Columbia (USA)
Died22 August 2021 in Toms River, New Jersey (USA)
AffiliationsUS Army, (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


John Wofford finished 31st in the individual Three Day Event at the 1952 Olympics and was the last scoring member of the U.S. team which took the bronze medals. He was the son of “Gyp” Wofford who, after missing the 1940 Olympics, played a vital part in ensuring that the U.S. equestrian team was properly represented at the first two post-war Olympics. In Helsinki, John Wofford rode his father’s horse, Benny Grimes. Wofford grew up in Kansas City, Missouri but was educated in Europe. He served in the US Army.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) USA John E. B. Wofford
Individual, Men (Olympic) Benny Grimes 31
Team, Men (Olympic) Benny Grimes / United States 3 Bronze

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1956 Equestrian Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony USA John E. B. Wofford

Olympic family relations