Van Loan, Carl
Date of Birth:
August 20, 1980
City/State of Birth:
Webster, New Hampshire
Utica, New York
Olympics and Events Attended:
2002 Olympics, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA ~ Nordic Combined
2006 Olympics, Torino, Italy ~ Nordic Combined
Van Loan started skiing at the age of three and went off his first ski jump at age nine. He skied in four World Junior Championships and helped the team win a first-place in 1999 at Saalfelden, Austria. In 2000 he skied past 32 other racers to finish ninth at the World Junior Championships earning him a place on the World Cup team. In addition to skiing, Van Loan is also a road racing cyclist and recently was invited to the national training camps by the U.S. Cycling Federation.
Van Loan worked as a personal trainer and online coach for his own company, Van Loan Training Systems, where he coaches athletes for specific events via email and telephone. He recently founded Explore Fitness one of Denver’s most dynamic fitness communities, with a “team of established athletic trainers provide a safe, inspiring environment where you can set—and reach—meaningful goals.”
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