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Sigurd Overby

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Non-starter
Full nameSigurd Sverre•Overby
Used nameSigurd•Overby
Born14 November 1899 in True, Wisconsin (USA)
Died12 April 1979 in Ashland, Wisconsin (USA)
AffiliationsSt. Paul Ski Club
NOC United States


Sigurd Overby was the youngest of eight children born to Norwegian parents, the family immigrating to the United States in 1915. He won three US cross-country championships in 1916, 1923, and 1926. A small, wiry man, he later became a dairy farmer. Overby was inducted into the US Ski Hall of Fame in 1976.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) USA Sigurd Overby
18 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 19
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) DNS
Nordic Combined (Skiing) USA Sigurd Overby
Individual, Men (Olympic) =11
Ski Jumping (Skiing) USA Sigurd Overby
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) DNS