Richard Carlson
Richard Carlson
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Richard Carlson

    Upcoming Event

    2023 Pan American Games

    November 1-4, 2023 | Santiago, Chile

    Upcoming Event

    2023 Pan American Games

    November 1-4, 2023 | Santiago, Chile

    Previous Event

    2023 World Championships

    Sept. 16-24, 2023 | Belgrade, Serbia

    Athlete Bio


    Mounds View, MN


    Wisconsin-La Crosse

    2023-24 Team USA Ranking: No. 3 at 87 kg

    Years on Team USA: 2 (2021-22, 2023-24)

    Residence: Saint Louis Park, Minn.

    Regional Training Center: Minnesota Storm

    College: Wisconsin-La Crosse

    High School: Mounds View High School, Arden Hills, Minnesota

    Born: June 18, 1994

    Past Age-Group World Teams 

    2014 Junior World Championships (26th at 84 kg)

    Career Highlights

    • 2022 Bill Farrell Memorial International runner-up
    • 2021-22 U.S. National Team member
    • Third at 2021 Senior World Team Trials

    Career Biography

    2023: Senior World Team Trials Challenge tournament runner-up…

    2022: Bill Farrell Memorial International runner-up…Eighth at Pan American Championships…

    2021: U.S National Team member… Third at Senior World Team Trials…

    2019: Fourth at Senior Nationals…

    2018: Third at Senior World Team Trials… Third at U.S. Open… Fourth at Bill Farrell Memorial International…

    2017: Second at U23 World Team Trials… Fifth at U.S. Open… Second at University Nationals…

    College: 2017 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse…Two-time DIII All-American…Coached by Dave Malecek…Graduated with a degree in Chemistry.

    High School: 2012 graduate of Mounds View High School… four-time State entrant…Two-time All-State wrestler…Coached by Dan Engebretsen…Earned All-State honors in rugby.

    Age-Group Achievements: 2014 FILA Junior World Team Trials Greco-Roman champion…2014 FILA Juniors Nationals Greco-Roman champion…Fourth at 2013 FILA Junior World Team Trials…Fifth at 2013 FILA Junior Nationals…Sixth at 2012 ASICS USAW Jr./Cadet Folkstyle Nationals…

    Personal: Son of Dan and Mary Carlson…Played Rugby in college…Plays chess every day and currently helps run a charitable chess tournament…Enjoys trail running and ran a 50 mile race in 2020…Currently serves in the Minnesota National Guard as a Medic assigned to the 1/94 Cavalry Squadron…Was the Minnesota National Guard Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year in 2022.

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