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Woody Pirie

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLockwood Masters "Woody"•Pirie
Used nameWoody•Pirie
Born25 April 1904 in Brooklyn, New York, New York (USA)
Died4 May 1965 in Miami, Florida (USA)
NOC United States


Woody Pirie was a member of the family that helped found Carson, Pirie & Scott, the large Chicago department store. He worked as an executive in the store and sailed with the Sheridan Shore YC and the Lake Michigan YC. Pirie’s main interest was ocean racing, but he also had considerable success in smaller boats. After taking the bronze medal at the 1948 Olympics with Owen Torrey as his crew, Pirie went to Portugal, where he won the World Star class title.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Sailing USA Woody Pirie
Two Person Keelboat, Open (Olympic) Owen Torrey 3 Bronze