Alyson Dudek was part of the United States relay team that won a bronze medal in the 3000m relay in Vancouver. She has been a consistent part of that relay team and has made six World Cup podiums with the group. Dudek won an individual medal at the 2011/2012 World Cup Salt Lake City in the 1000m. Dudek grew up in Wisconsin and was able to skate at the Pettit Center, which is the home of the national training center. She originally skated both long track and short track but decided to focus solely on short track. Dudek has stayed true to her Wisconsin roots by remaining a huge Green Bay Packers fan to this day, and her favorite player is former wide receiver Donald Driver. Dudek failed to make a podium during the 2013-2014 World Cup season, but had a solid showing at the 2014 Olympic Trials. The Wisconsin native finished third in the rankings for the 500m, 1000m and 1500m, sealing her spot in Sochi in each distance except for the 1000m.
- 2014 Olympic Trials- finished third in the 500m, 1000m and 1500m
- 2012 World Cup- second in the overall standings for the women's 3000m relay
- 2012 World Championships- second in the women's 3000m relay
- 2011 World Cup- third in the overall standings for the women's 3000m relay
- 2010 World Cup- third in the overall standings for the women's 3000m relay
- 2010 Olympic Games- bronze in the women's 3000m relay
Things to know:
1. Dudek first remembers the Olympics from her days of watching the likes of Casey FitzRandolph and Dan Jansen.
2. Moved to train with the national team before she graduated high school.
3. Dudek says that she's optimistic about the team's future now that the coaching turmoil is behind them.