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Caitlin Carter

Bobsled and Skeleton

Height: 5'3"  Weight: 135 lbs

Follow her on Twitter @_caitlincarter_

Caitlin Carter took the 2011 combine in McKinney, Texas and scored high enough to receive an invitation to a driving school in Lake Placid, N.Y.  "I honestly didn't even know what skeleton was when I checked the box indicating my interest," Carter said.  Caitlin's original interest was in becoming a bobsled athlete, but her size was better suited for the sport of skeleton.  She said she was nervous before her first trip down the track, but that she couldn't stop smiling.  "I crossed the finish line and I knew I wanted to do it again," Carter said.  "It was like nothing I had ever done before."

Carter participated in volleyball and track and field while in high school and started to compete in Olympic weightlifting while in college.  She placed as high as fourth place nationally, and her strength was as asset while playing women's professional football in Dallas, Texas.

Carter has a B.S. in Psychology and a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Northern Arizona University, and received her M.S. in Exercise and Sport Science from Texas Tech University.  

FUN FACTS

- Her favorite animal is the tiger.
- She has a cat named Sushi.- Her favorite season is summer and she loves the beach.
- Her favorite food is Mexican food, and it's always the first thing she wants to eat when she returns home after season. 
- As a baby, her favorite way to be carried by her dad was lying on her stomach, head first, on his forearm, in a position very similar to skeleton. 
- She was the Chick-fil-A cow on ESPN College Gameday in 2008 when they came to Lubbock, TX.


Career Highlights: 

  • 2013 National Championships - 5th in Lake Placid (3/13)
  • 2012-2013 North American Cup
    -9th in Whistler #2 (12/12), 4th in Lake Placid #1 (3/13), 5th in Lake Placid #2 (3/13)