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James Grogan

Born: Dec 7, 1931

Death: Jul 3, 2000

Birthplace: Washington

Nationality: United States

James Grogan

Date of Birth : Dec 7, 1931
Date of Death : Jul 3, 2000
Birth Place : Washington

James David "Jim" Grogan was an American figure skater. He won the bronze medal at the 1952 Oslo Olympics. He won four silver medals at the United States Figure Skating Championships and at the World Figure Skating Championships. During his competitive career, he was coached by Edi Scholdan at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado. After turning professional, he performed in Arthur Wirtz's Hollywood Ice Revue, with Sonja Henie's European tour, and later in Ice Capades before taking up coaching. He founded a skating school at Squaw Valley and coached at the Ice Castle International Training Center in Lake Arrowhead, California for many years. He was inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Association Hall of Fame in 1991. Grogan was born in Tacoma, Washington. He was married to 1960 Olympic pair champion Barbara Wagner, but they later divorced. He died suddenly of multiple organ failure on July 3, 2000, in San Bernardino, California.

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