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Megan Dovell

Bobsled and Skeleton

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HEIGHT 5'2" WEIGHT 147 lbs

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Megan Dovell was born in Framingham, Massachusetts on June 20, 1987. The native of Duluth, Georgia graduated from Kennesaw State University, with a bachelor's degree in commiunications, concentrating in media studies, along with a minor in marketing. She was first introduced to the sport of skeleton in late 2012. She was meeting a (now former) strength and conditioning coach at Kennesaw State University through a mutual friend (Todd Hamer strength and conditioning from Robert Morris Univeristy.) She was initially going to meet him in regards to graduate assistant postion's in the strength and conditioning departments. He mentioned noticing her strength and power (from hockey and powerlifting ) and he knew Mike Dionne was holding a combine in the metro-Atlanta area. He asked her if she liked adrenaline sports and told her about the USBSF website. She took the combine not even knowing about skeleton. She was on the smaller stature size and he suggested she should go to a skeleton school and not bobsled. In December 2012, she went to a skeleton school, fell in love and made the commitment to the sport.

Athletic Background

· 2014 U.S. National Skeleton Push Championship (5th Place Women’s Skeleton)
· 2014 Bobsled/Skeleton International Invitational (2nd Place Women’s Skeleton)
· 2014 USA National’s Competition, (8th Place Women’s Skeleton)
· 2014 Eastern Regional’s Competition, Lake Placid/NY/USA (3rd place, Place Women’s Skeleton)
· 2014 Empire State Games, Lake Placid/NY/USA (4th place, Place Women’s Skeleton)
· 2014 FIBT North America’s Cup, Lake Placid/NY/USA (3rd Place, Women’s Bobsled)
· 2012 Team USA Women’s Inline Hockey player. (World Champion –Silver Medalists)
· 2012 USA Powerlifting Southeast Region Gold Medalists (132lb Women’s Division)
· 2011 Team Georgia – Women’s Inline Hockey (Silver Medalists in State Wars)
· 2008-2011 NHL Thrashers Hockey Development Team (USA Hockey Level 3- Youth Coach)
· 2006-2007 NCAA Division I Ice Hockey Player (Robert Morris University)
· 2005-2006 NCAA Division III Ice Hockey Player (Chatham University)
· 2001-2005 Men’s Varsity Ice Hockey (Duluth High School)
· 2004 ‘Chicago Showcase’ Team South-East Selection (U18)
· 2004-2005 Atlanta Fire (U18 Travel AA)
· 2003-2004 Southern Stars (U18 Travel A)
· 2002-2003 Lady Thrashers (Women’s Travel)

FUN FACTS

- She has a fraternal twin sister 
- She enjoys writing poetry, acting and stunts (in high school she was a Thespian) 
- Christian 
- Taught English in South Korea 
- Horrible dancer 
- CouchSurfer ... Actual member