Harold Van Buskirk

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Referee
SexMale
Full nameCharles Harold•Van Buskirk
Used nameHarold•Van Buskirk
Born20 February 1894 in Brooklyn, New York, New York (USA)
Died25 October 1980 in Harris County, Texas (USA)
AffiliationsFencers Club, New York (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Harold Van Buskirk attended Penn State. He later settled in Texas and coached and taught fencing at Rice University in the 1940s-50s. Van Buskirk was US national champion in 1927 with the épée. His wife, Evelyn, was also a champion fencer – US foil champion in 1930. Rice University still holds an annual Van Buskirk Memorial Fencing Tournament in his honor.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Harold Van Buskirk
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 4 p1 r2/4
1928 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Harold Van Buskirk
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) United States =3 p2 r1/3
1932 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Harold Van Buskirk
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 4

Referee

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Harold Van Buskirk
1932 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Harold Van Buskirk
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) Final Standings Jury