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Wendel Suckow

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameWendel D.•Suckow
Used nameWendel•Suckow
Born11 April 1967 in Marquette, Michigan (USA)
Measurements188 cm / 102 kg
NOC United States

Biography

Wendel Suckow is best known for winning a gold medal at the 1993 World Championships, the first American to win any medal at a major international in luge at the senior level. Suckow competed in both singles and doubles in 1992. After competing at three Winter Olympics he retired from luge and began work as an account manager for Team Worldwide, a logistics firm. He later switched to The Terminal Corporation in Baltimore, again working as an account manager for that logistics firm.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Winter Olympics Luge USA Wendel Suckow
Singles, Men (Olympic) 12
Doubles, Open (Olympic) Bill Tavares 9
1994 Winter Olympics Luge USA Wendel Suckow
Singles, Men (Olympic) 5
1998 Winter Olympics Luge USA Wendel Suckow
Singles, Men (Olympic) 6

Special Notes