Interviews with Top US Nordic Ski Athletes and Personalities

Carl Swenson Interview

February 16, 2021

Carl Swenson has represented the US 72 times in World Cup, World Championship, and Olympic competitions. His best international result was 5th place in the 2003 World Championship 50k skate in Val di Fiemme, Italy. Carl, a 3 time Olympian, also anchored the US relay team to a historic 5th place at the Salt Lake City Games in 2002. Carl won 11 US National Nordic Ski Championships and had numerous top international races to go along with dominating the US marathon series circuit for years. Additionally, Carl was a professional Mountain Bike racer representing the US 5 times at World Championships, winning a silver medal in the Pan Am games in 1999, and winning the US National short track championship in 2000. Carl retired from international ski racing in the spring of 2006. He then attended the University of Utah law school graduating in 2009. Carl also served on the USADA and USSS board of directors in 2007 as well as was a FIS athlete’s representative 2004-2006. Today Carl lives in Portsmouth, NH with his wife Katie and daughter Quinn who is 5. Carl has worked as the public defender in Strafford County since 2009.

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