Sandy Poulsen

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameSandra Wayne "Sandy"•Poulsen
Used nameSandy•Poulsen
Born24 July 1952 in San Francisco, California (USA)
Measurements160 cm / 57 kg
NOC United States


Growing up near Squaw Valley, Sandy Poulsen was destined to become a skier. Her father, Wayne Poulsen, was a ski jumper who competed in the US ski jumping Olympic trials in 1932. Her mother, also Sandy Poulsen, was called the First Lady of Squaw, as a real estate agent, active in community projects, and also an excellent skier. Sandra Wayne Poulsen was the only girl of eight children, and two of her brothers, Eric and Lance, skied on the US team on the World Cup circuit. She skied for the University of Nevada and on the World Cup circuit from 1970-74. She had one World Cup podium, a third-place in giant slalom at Les Contamines, France, in 1971, but also posted 14 top 10 finishes. In 1971-72 Poulsen placed 16th in the overall World Cup. She later settled back in the Squaw Valley area, where she has become a real estate agent and is Vice-President of Squaw Valley Realty.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) USA Sandy Poulsen
Downhill, Women (Olympic) =21
Giant Slalom, Women (Olympic) DQ