A native of Southern California, Uyehara is currently in his second year with the US Short Track National Racing Program. In his inaugural World Cup season in 2010-11, Uyehara won a silver medal in the men’s 5000m relay, and took 5th place in the men’s 500m at World Cup #3 in Changchun, China.
Off the ice, Uyehara is known as “K2,” a nickname give to him by a former coach to differentiate Uyehara from another Kyle on the team – Kyle Carr. Uyehara enjoys playing sports, movies, video games and spending time with friends. Uyehara is inspired by fellow US Speedskater and Olympic Champion Shani Davis.
As a teen, Uyehara moved to the U.S. Olympic Education & Training Center in Marquette, MI to further his speedskating training and graduated from Marquette High School. He is currently enrolled in Ashworth College and is pursuing a degree in business.