Erik Schlopy

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameErik•Schlopy
Used nameErik•Schlopy
Born21 August 1972 in Buffalo, New York (USA)
Measurements178 cm / 86 kg
AffiliationsTeam Og
NOC United States

Biography

Erik Schlopy competed at three Winter Olympics (1994, 2002, 2006) in Alpine skiing. He was on the US national team for over 12 years and competed on the World Cup circuit for most of that time. In 2003 Schlopy won a bronze medal in giant slalom at the World Championships.

Schlopy familial Olympic and sports roots run deep. His aunt was Holly Flanders, who skied at three Winter Olympics for the US. His cousin, Todd Schlopy, was a placekicker for the Buffalo Bills in the NFL for one season (1987) after kicking at the University of Michigan. Todd Schlopy’s son, Alex Schlopy, became a high-level freestyle skier who won a gold medal in slopestyle at the 2011 World Championships and a gold in big air at the 2011 X Games. Erik Schlopy later married Summer Sanders, a US Olympic swim star who won four medals and two golds at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1994 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) USA Erik Schlopy
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 34
Slalom, Men (Olympic) DNF
2002 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) USA Erik Schlopy
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) DNF
Slalom, Men (Olympic) 13
2006 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) USA Erik Schlopy
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 13

Olympic family relations

Special Notes