Bud Feltman


Bud Feltman

Bud Feltman (born March 12, 1939 in Idaho Falls, Idaho) was a member of the first United States Olympic luge team, which competed in the 1964 Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria.. Feltman held the U.S. men's luge record until 2002.

In the early 1960s, Feltman was a part of the U.S. Army ski in Germany. During that time, he and a few other Army ski members formed a luge team, coached by Bob Cole. They were the first luge team to represent the United States in the 1964 Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruk, Austria. Feltman was on track to win the bronze medal, but had a disappointing final run and placed 13th.

In 1968, he coached the Canadian luge team in Grenoble, France.

He later was involved in ski accessory and equipment companies. In the 1970s, he helped start Scott USA; and later, Feltman, along with Bob Smith,left the company to start Smith USA. Both companies are ski goggle and pole companies. In the 1984, he started his own sports wear glasses company — SVSV. He has three daughters, Tiffany, Shelby and Miley and a grandson, Niko.


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