Ashton Eaton

Track and Field

Name: Ashton Eaton
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): Decathlon
Height: 6-1
Weight: 180
DOB: 1/21/1988
Birthplace: Portland, Ore.
Hometown: Bend, Ore.
High School: Mountain View High School (Bend, Ore.) ‘06
College: University of Oregon ‘10, Psychology
Team/Club: NIKE OTCE
Coach(es): Harry Marra
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2012, 2016); two-time Olympic medalist (2 gold)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, gold
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, gold
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2016 – gold (heptathlon)
  • Years of participation: Outdoor – 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 (decathlon); Indoor – 2012, 2014, 2016 (heptathlon)
  • Medals: 6 (5 golds, 1 silver)
  • Gold – 2012 (heptathlon), 2013 (decathlon), 2014 (heptathlon), 2015 (decathlon), 2016 (heptathlon)
  • Silver – 2011 (decathlon)
Personal: Son of Roslyn Eaton and Terrance Wilson...Has two brothers, Kajmere and Verice, and one sister, Kheesha...In July 2013, married Canadian Olympian Brianne Theisen-Eaton, whom he met while competing at the University of Oregon...Wears a “cooling hood” between events that reduces the heat around his face and head to help maximize recovery during competition...Lettered in football and wrestling, in addition to track and field in high school...Has a black belt in taekwondo...Interests include tech gadgets, playing video games and reading...Aspires to obtain his pilot’s license.

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