Kyle Carr almost hung up his skates after failing to qualify for the 2010 Olympics. For him, it's probably a good thing he didn't. Carr qualified for the Sochi Games at Olympic Trials, where he finished fourth overall, enough to secure himself a position on the U.S. team in the relay. The Pennsylvania native found himself at a crossroads in 2010, having missed the Olympics by a wide margin. He opted to dedicate himself fully to skating and drove from Marquette, Michigan to Salt Lake City with his fiance to move out there and train full time and take time off from school. His dedication paid off with an Olympic spot despite Carr not making the 2013/14 World Cup team.
- 2014 Olympic Trials- finished fourth in the overall standings
- 2011 World Championships- finished third in the relay
Things to know:
1. Was on the same inline team as U.S. Olympic teammate Chris Creveling and 2006 and 2010 Olympian Allison Baver.
2. Fiance Siobhan now works as a paralegal in Salt Lake City and they are planning to get married in Pennsylvania on September 5, 2014. Siobhan will be in Sochi along with his parents Lisa and Chris.
3. At 5-foot-10, he is a bit taller than most skaters. When asked if it’s an advantage or disadvantage, said, “In the relays I can push a lot harder than other people.”