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Patrick “Paddy” Caldwell extends the legacy of the Caldwell skiing family—his father was a World Cup racer in the late 1970s and early 1980s and he's the cousin of teammate Sophie Caldwell. Caldwell had an impressive 2014-15 season, where he finished in the top 20 in both of the distance races at the FIS U23 World Ski Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan and demonstrated strength in the domestic races. Racing for Dartmouth College, Caldwell also won the NCAA Championship 10k freestyle race held in Lake Placid.

Caldwell carried his momentum from the previous season into the 2015-16 season. His efforts at the 2016 U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships in Houghton, MI earned him a spot on the U23 World Ski Championships team, where he represented the U.S. in Rasnov, Romania. Caldwell also claimed podium finishes at the SuperTour races including first in a 10k freestyle race and a third in a 15k freestyle race in Craftsbury, VT during the 2016 USSA SuperTour Finals.

This is his third year on the U.S. Ski Team, named after an impressive 2014, which saw him earn his first All-American nod as a Dartmouth freshman and ski to an incredible 10th at the Junior World Ski Championships Skiathlon 10k. Caldwell skis with Stratton Mountain School in addition to the Big Green and U.S. Ski Team.

Caldwell grew up in the small town of Lyme, NH with his two older sisters. With their supportive parents, the three spent their childhoods skiing, hiking and exploring—nurturing a love for the outdoors. He left his home high school to attend Stratton Mountain School in his junior year.

Caldwell is studying geography and economics at Dartmouth.



15th, 15k FS, Almaty, KAZ, 2015
20th, Skiathlon, Almaty, KAZ, 2015
21st, 15k FS, Rasnov, ROU, 2016
27th, 15k CL, Rasnov, ROU, 2016

1st, 10k FS, Craftsbury, VT, 2016
1st, 1k Sprint FS, Bozeman, MT, 2012
1st, 1k Sprint CL, Craftsbury, VT, 2012
3rd, 15k FS, Craftsbury, VT, 2016
3rd, 10k FS, Craftsbury, VT, 2014
8th, 10k CL, Lake Placid, NY, 2016
10th, 15k FS, West Yellowstone, WY, 2014

3rd, 15k FS, Houghton, MI, 2015
10th, 30k CL Mass Start, Houghton, MI, 2015
14th, 15k CL, Houghton, MI, 2016
16th, 30k FS, Houghton, MI, 2016

1st, Junior National Championships, 10k FS Mass Start, Midway, UT, 2014
3rd, Youth Olympic Winter Games, Mixed Relay, Innsbruck, AUT, 2012
5th, Youth Olympic Winter Games, Sprint FS, Innsbruck, AUT, 2012