Name: Carlin Isles
Position: Wing
Sport: Rugby
Event(s): Sevens
Height: 5-8
Weight: 165
DOB: 11/21/1989
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio
Hometown: Massillon, Ohio
High School: Jackson High School (Massillon, Ohio) ‘08
College: Ashland University ‘12, Early Childhood Education
Team/Club: Men's Eagles Sevens
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2016, 2020)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, 6th
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, 9th
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2018 – 6th
  • Years of participation: 2013, 2018
  • Top Finish: 6th – 2018
Personal: Son of Starlett and Charles Isles...Is one of 11 children in his family...Discovered rugby while training as a track and field athlete at Ashland University and began competing in June 2012 after he fell short of making the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team in track and field...Internationally known as the “fastest man in rugby”...Made his debut for the U.S. national rugby sevens team in October 2012, scoring a try in his first minute of play as a substitute...Had a brief stint with the Detroit Lions in 2013, but ultimately resisted overtures from the NFL to focus solely on his rugby career.