Robert Fenn; Olympic speed skat­ing coach

Woonsocket Call - - Region / Obituaries -

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Robert Fenn, a Mil­wau­kee­based speed­skat­ing coach who men­tored two-time Olympic gold medal­ist Shani Davis, has died. He was 73.

A funeral no­tice from his fam­ily says Fenn died un­ex­pect­edly Sun­day at his home in Waukesha, Wis­con­sin.

Mil­wau­kee Jour­nal Sen­tinel re­ports Fenn was also an ac­com­plished speed­skater and won gold and bronze medals at the short-track world cham­pi­onships in 1976.

Af­fec­tion­ately known as "Roscoe," Fenn was born in New York City and worked as a car­pen­ter. But he be­came best known as a coach at the Petit Na­tional Ice Cen­ter in Mil­wau­kee.

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