Doug Sharp

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Doug Sharp
Doug Sharp 2002-02-03 1.JPEG
Sharp in February 2002
Personal information
Born November 27, 1969 (1969-11-27) (age 48)
Marion, Ohio, U.S.

Doug Sharp (born November 27, 1969 in Marion, Ohio) is an American bobsledder who competed from the late 1990s to the early 2000s. He won the bronze medal in the four-man event at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Prior to his involvement in bobsleigh, Sharp was also involved in track and field in the pole vault, barely missing the cut-off qualification for the United States Olympic trials for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. He also played American football and ice hockey. At the time of the 2002 games, he also served as an assistant athletics coach for the University of Louisville in Kentucky.

Sharp also is a licensed chiropractor and serves in the United States Army in artillery. He graduated from Purdue University in 1993.

In 2008, Sharp married Carrie Weil, an Emmy Award-winning journalist and morning news anchor for WAVE TV3 in Louisville at the time. In 2010, the couple decided to head north from Kentucky, and they resided in Bay City, Michigan. Carrie Sharp is currently an evening news anchor for WTVF-TV in Nashville, Tennessee. He also has a niece named Shelby.