Inducted May 19, 1985
John was born January 12, 1948. He got his start in Saratoga Springs. During his skating career he was a National Outdoor and North American Indoor Champion in the Senior Class in 1976, seven time National Team member, a World Sprint Team member in 1970, and an Olympic Team member in 1968 and 1972, finishing 5th in the 500m event in 1968. He set one National Outdoor and one North American record. John was inducted to the National Speedskating Hall of Fame on May 19, 1985 in Albany, New York.
Watch the CBS 6 Albany interview of Rich and John Wurster, with skating videos, broadcast February 14th 2018.