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Figure skater Max Aaron: Hockey
The reigning U.S. national champion in figure skating was a competitive hockey player for 14 years, playing on the Team USA Developmental Team. At the age of 16 Aaron fractured vertebrae, putting him in a body cast, and gave up dreams of playing college hockey, thus taking on figure skating full time.
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2/15
Short track speed skater Eddy Alvarez: College baseball
A standout baseball player at Salt Lake Community College, Alvarez chose short track speed skating over baseball. Alvarez has said he’d like to pursue baseball further following the 2014 Olympics.
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3/15
Speed skater Brittany Bowe: College basketball
Bowe was a basketball star at Florida Atlantic University. She was named Most Outstanding Athlete after her senior year in 2010 and considered trying to play professionally in Europe before focusing on speed skating.
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Skeleton slider John Daly: BMX
Daly raced in BMX competitions before turning his attention to skeleton. In 1999, he qualified for the (NBL) Grand Nationals in 1999. The next year at Grand Nationals, Daly crashed out during a practice run.
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5/15
Bobsledder Katie Eberling: College volleyball
While many bobsled athletes come from track and field backgrounds, Eberling played volleyball at Western Michigan University, helping the Broncos to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen in 2008.
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