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Dan Ayrault

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameArthur DeLancey "Dan"•Ayrault, Jr.
Used nameDan•Ayrault
Born21 January 1935 in Long Beach, California (USA)
Died24 February 1990 in Seattle, Washington (USA)
Measurements193 cm / 86 kg
AffiliationsLake Washington RC, Seattle (USA) / US Navy, (USA)
NOC United States


Dan Ayrault rowed in the bow, pairing with Conn Findlay to win the 1956 pairs with a gold medal at Melbourne. Ayrault, a Stanford grad (‘56), came back in 1960 as a member of the Lake Washington RC four which won the gold medal at Rome. Ayrault captained the Stanford crew team in his last year and won one other national title – that the pairs in 1958 as a member of the Washington AC. He later earned a master’s degree in education from Harvard and became an educator and school administrator.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Rowing USA Dan Ayrault
Coxed Pairs, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
1960 Summer Olympics Rowing USA Dan Ayrault
Coxless Fours, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold