In his first Olympic Winter Games, Scott Patterson posted three top-20 finishes in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Scott is also a 2014 graduate from the University of Vermont with degrees in mechanical engineering and mathematics.
Patterson made his world cup debut in the 2015-2016 season in Nova Mesto, the Czech Republic as the Supertour leader. The following season he scored his first World Cup points in South Korea and followed this up with several other top-30 results in the 2016-2017 season. Prior to world cup racing, Patterson had success at World Junior Championships and U23 World Championships with multiple top 20 results. Patterson is known as a distance specialist and focuses on 15k races and longer. He trains with Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center.
A 2014 graduate from the University of Vermont with degrees in mechanical engineering and mathematics, Paterson currently works part-time at Coffman Engineers in Anchorage doing mostly oil and gas consulting work.
"My big ambition has always been to take skiing as far as I can while getting better. For next year, I really think an Olympic medal is possibly within reach. That would be an amazing culmination of my athletic career."
6 Things You Didn't Know About Scott Patterson
- 1. Patterson has finished in the top 10 five times in World Cup competition.
- 2. He has won two U.S. National Championships in the 15k freestyle and classic events.
- 3. When Scott isn't skiing, he enjoys adventuring in the mountains with his backcountry skis, climbing gear, and packraft.
- 4. In Patterson's first Olympic Winter Games, he posted three top-20 results.
- 5. His favorite movie is The Blues Brothers!
- 6. Scott is involved with Skiku and Healthy Futures, two nonprofits that focus on getting kids outside and enjoying their surroundings around the state of Alaska.