Jack Turnbull

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameJohn Iglehart "Jack"•Turnbull
Used nameJack•Turnbull
Born30 June 1910 in Baltimore, Maryland (USA)
Died18 October 1944 in ? (BEL)
AffiliationsJohns Hopkins Blue Jays, Baltimore (USA)
NOC United States


Jack Turnbull had his first Olympic appearance in the 1932 lacrosse demonstration event. Four years later he was a member of the US hockey team at the Berlin Olympics. During his high school years Turnbull captained the lacrosse team but also played football and basketball. At John Hopkins, he also started playing ice hockey, and graduated with a degree in engineering, after which he started working for the American Radiator Company. After joining the Maryland National Guard, Turnbull was mobilized when the United States entered the war, and was eventually promoted to lieutenant-colonel. During World War II his B-24 bomber was shot down over Belgium in 1944; all crew members died of the injuries sustained during the crash. In 1965 Turnbull was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and is regarded as one of the best players ever.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Lacrosse USA Jack Turnbull
Lacrosse, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Johns Hopkins University 1
1936 Summer Olympics Hockey USA Jack Turnbull
Hockey, Men (Olympic) United States =10

Special Notes


His middle name is usually listed as "Inglehart" . The correct spelling of Iglehart is his mother's maiden name.