Allison Baver

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Allison Baver
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Personal information
Full name Allison Baver
Nationality American
Born (1980-08-11) August 11, 1980 (age 37)
Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Residence Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Height 1.6 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb; 9.1 st)
Website Official Site
Country  United States of America
Sport Speed skating

Allison Baver (born August 11, 1980) is an American short track speed skater. Baver trains with the US permanent winter sports Olympic team, in Salt Lake City, Utah. In the 2005-2006 season, she was ranked third overall in the World Rankings.

Baver was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. She was a marketing and management major at Pennsylvania State University (2003) and an MBA at the New York Institute of Technology.[1]

At the 2006 Winter Olympics, in Turin, Italy, Baver finished seventh in the Women's 500 m competition, following a third-place finish in Semifinal A and a collision with the Czech Republic's Kateřina Novotná in Final B, which took her out of the race for fifth place.

On February 25, 2007, Baver won her first U.S. National Championship.[2]

On February 8, 2009, Baver collided with teammate Katherine Reutter on the third lap of the 1500 m race in Sofia, Bulgaria and fractured her leg in multiple places.[3]

At the 2010 Winter Olympics, in Vancouver, Baver competed in three events. In the 1500 m, Baver did not make it past the semifinals.[4] In the 1000 m, Baver was disqualified in the heats.[5] In the 3000 m relay, Baver's U.S. team finished fourth but were awarded the bronze medal after one of the teams was disqualified for an infraction.[6][7]

In October 2010, Baver was the Grand Marshal for the 2010 Pennsylvania State University Homecoming celebrations.[8]

Baver is the founder of the Off the Ice Foundation, established in 2010. The foundation, based in Salt Lake City, provides skating sports and education programs for schools and communities internationally. [9]

Baver, in 2016, was elected to a four-year term as vice president of the U.S. Olympians and Paralympians Association. [10]

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  1. ^ "Allison Baver (M.B.A. '07) | Profiles | NYIT". Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  2. ^ "2007 US Short Track Championships". Archived from the original on 2007-08-18. Retrieved 2007-02-25. 
  3. ^ "Baver breaks leg during race". Archived from the original on 2009-02-10. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  4. ^ "Ladies' 1500 m - semifinals results". Archived from the original on 19 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  5. ^ "Ladies' 1000 m - heats results". Archived from the original on 18 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  6. ^ Stamm, Dan (2010-02-25). "Baver's Beautiful Bronze | NBC 10 Philadelphia". Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  7. ^ "Ladies' 3000 m relay - finals results". Archived from the original on 19 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  8. ^ "Grand Marshal ready to lead Homecoming parade". Archived from the original on 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2010-10-08. 
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