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TORIN KOOS
Sport Discipline: Cross-Country
Height: 6-2
Weight: 188
DOB: 7/19/1980
Birthplace: Mineapolis, Minn.
Hometown: Leavenworth, Wash.
Current Residence: Park City, Utah
High School: Cascade High School (Leavenworth, Wash.) '99
College: University of Utah '04, Communications
Coach(es): Chris Grover
Foreign Language(s): Norwegian
ROAD TO SOCHI
The first U.S. cross-country skier to focus solely on sprints, Koos has secured several top-10 world cup and world championships finishes, highlighted by a bronze medal at the 2006-07 Otepaeae World Cup and a 10th-place finish at the 2011 World Championships. The six-time national champion won the 2014 national sprint freestyle title to secure his fourth Olympic berth.
PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games, 9th (team sprint freestyle), 13th (relay), 36th (sprint classic)
  • 2006 Olympic Winter Games, 36th (sprint freestyle)
  • 2002 Olympic Winter Games, 35th (sprint freestyle)
  • 2011 World Championships, 10th (team classic sprint)
  • 2009 World Championships, 11th (team sprint classic)
  • Seven-time world cup top-10 finisher (2005, 2007-09)
  • Six-time national champion (2011-14)
PERSONAL
Son of Shaun and Kathleen Koos…Has one brother, Sten, and one sister, Kari…Father was a member of the U.S. National Biathlon Team…Competed for University of Utah in cross-country skiing and was an All-America First Team selection in track & field…Pursuing a master's degree in professional communication from Westminster College.
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