German former set skater who, along with partner Ria Baran, won yellow metal on the 1952 Olympic Video games and back-to-back Globe Body Skating Championships in 1951 and 1952. He was created in the town of Dortmund and skated for the group Dusseldorfer EG. He was disallowed from contending internationally until 1951 because of an internationally ban on German sportsmen following World Battle II. He wedded his longtime body skating partner Ria Baran. He and American Dick Key both won precious metal medals on the 1952 Olympic Video games.