Brynhild Grasmoen

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameBrynhild•Grasmoen (-Robinson, -Dedrick)
Used nameBrynhild•Grasmoen
Born7 January 1929 in Merced, California (USA)
Died30 December 2000 in Merced, California (USA)
Measurements175 cm / 59 kg
AffiliationsMerced Ski Club
NOC United States


Brynhild “B” Grasmoen was known for her model-like good looks as much as her skiing. She grew up in Merced, California and later attended Merced College. Grasmoen won the California junior ski championships for five consecutive years, 1942-46. In 1946 she won the Alta Snow Cup in Sun Valley, repeating that victory in 1953. She was California Class A and Class B Champion in 1947, before making the 1948 Winter Olympic team. Grasmoen was twice married, and a scholarship in her name is given at Merced College, the Arnold, Ione & Brynhild Grasmoen Memorial Scholarship.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) USA Brynhild Grasmoen
Downhill, Women (Olympic) 12
Slalom, Women (Olympic) 9