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Jennison Heaton

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJennison•Heaton
Used nameJennison•Heaton
Born16 April 1904 in New Haven, Connecticut (USA)
Died6 August 1971 in Burlingame, California (USA)
NOC United States


Jennison Heaton was one of three brothers from a wealthy New Haven, Connecticut family who spent much of their time in Europe. The brothers, Jennison, Jack, and the non-Olympian, Trowbridge, were enthusiastic supporters of bobsiedding and of the Cresta Run in particular. In the 1930-31 season they donated the Heaton Cup which is one of the most sought after trophies of the St. Moritz Tobogganing Club. Although Jennison was not considered to be as accomplished a rider as younger brother, Jack, it was Jennison who won the 1928 Olympic title with Jack taking the silver medal. Jennison Heaton later married Beulah Fiske, becoming the brother-in-law of Olympic sledder Billy Fiske).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) USA Jennison Heaton
Four/Five, Men (Olympic) United States 1 2 Silver
Skeleton (Bobsleigh) USA Jennison Heaton
Skeleton, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold

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