Sochi Spotlight on Sean Doherty

By Linda Jager | Jan. 28, 2014, 12 a.m. (ET)

Date of Birth: June 8, 1995

Height: 5’ 11”

Weight: 160 lbs

Hometown, Center Conway, N.H.

The youngest member of the 2014 US Olympic biathlon team, Sean Doherty, 18, is in his first season on the senior national team. The Center Conway, NH native had a breakout season in 2013 winning a gold and two silver medals in the IBU Junior World Championships, the first US Biathlon athlete to triple podium at any World Championship event. Sean was also a member of the 2012 U.S. Youth Olympic Games squad competing in Innsbruck, Austria, where he won a bronze as a member of the mixed relay team. 

A 2013 graduate of Kennett High School, Sean resides in Center Conway, NH with his parents Mary and Dan, and younger brother Andrew. When he’s not training or competing, Sean enjoys woodworking, biking, fishing, telemark skiing, and spending time with family and friends.

Sean Doherty in the media:

The Conway Daily Sun: Doherty Named to U.S. Olympic Team in Biathlon 

Team From Youth Olympic Games to Olympic Winter Games

The Conway Daily Sun: Opportunity of a Lifetime