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Sherwin Badger

Figure Skater Sherwin Badger

Full Name: Sherwin Campbell•Badger
Profession: Figure Skater

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Sherwin Badger is considered the first great American ice skater.

He won the US singles championship in 5 consecutive years 1920-24 and in 1923 won the first North American singles championship.

His most successful pairs partnership was with Beatrix Loughran and together they won the US Championships from 1930-1932 before taking the pairs silver medal at the 1932 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid.

Badger was successful in the finance world but stayed close to skating as a judge and as the head of the US Figure Skating Association in the 1930's.

Born: August 29, 1901
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: April 8, 1972 (aged 70)

Historical Events

  • 1920-03-20 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
  • 1921-02-27 US Female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard; US male Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
  • 1922-03-07 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
  • 1923-02-16 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
  • 1924-02-18 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger

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