Name: Kara Winger
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): Javelin Throw
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
DOB: 4/10/1986
Birthplace: Seattle, Wash.
Hometown: Vancouver, Wash.
High School: Skyview High School (Vancouver, Washington) ‘04
College: Purdue University ‘09, Nutrition, Fitness and Health (bachelor’s); DeVry University ‘16, Accounting (master’s); DeVry University
Olympic Experience
  • Three-time Olympian (2008, 2012, 2016)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 13th
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, 31st
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, 41st
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – 8th
  • Years of participation: Outdoor – 2009, 2011, 2015
  • Top finish: 8th – 2015
Other Career Highlights
  • 2015 Pan American Games, silver
Personal: Daughter of Bruce and Rona Patterson...Has one brother, Craig...Hobbies include baking, photography, playing cards, backpacking, hiking and playing piano...Earned her MBA through DeVry University's scholarship program with the United States Olympic Committee...In 2016, became the first female athlete from Purdue University to qualify for her third Olympic Games.