Robin Greiner

Robin Greiner
Personal information
Full name Robinson Lewis Greiner, Jr
Country represented United States
Born (1932-08-24) August 24, 1932 (age 88)
San Jose, California, United States
Former partner Sheila Wells
Carole Ormaca

Robinson Lewis "Robin" Greiner, Jr. (born August 24, 1932) is an American former pair skater. With Carole Ormaca, he is a four-time consecutive U.S. national champion, from 1953 to 1956. They placed fourth at three World Championships and finished fifth at the 1956 Winter Olympics.

Greiner later competed with Sheila Wells, taking silver at the 1958 U.S. Championships. In 1965, he was inducted into the Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame along with his skating partner, Carole Ormaca.

Greiner later moved to Fresno where he has become a prominent activist for GLBT rights and social justice. In 2008, he legally married his partner of 43 years, Ellis Vance.


With Ormaca

Event 1953 1954 1955 1956
Winter Olympic Games 5th
World Championships 4th 4th 4th
North American Championships 2nd 2nd
U.S. Championships 1st 1st 1st 1st

With Wells

Event 1958
U.S. Championships 2nd


  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Robin Greiner". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.

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