KEARNS, Utah — Casey Dawson, a graduate of Park City High School, broke the speedskating world record on Saturday in the World Cup at Salt Lake City’s 2002 Olympic venue for the Men’s Team Pursuit with a time of 3:33.66 for the eight laps winning the gold medal.
Emery Lehman and Ethan Cepuran, both from Chicago, were his teammates.
Dawson is an Olympian who got his start in the sport via the Youth Sports Alliance (YSA) and continued with the Stein Eriksen Endowment’s Dare to Dream scholarship program. He skated as a developing athlete on the Park City Speedskating Club at the Park City Ice Arena.
Dawson brought home the bronze medal in the same event at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games.
Last weekend, he won the individual gold at the Four Continents Cup in the Men’s 5000. The Park City Speedskating Club congratulated him in the post below:
On social media, Mom Tami Dawson wrote, “I can finally breathe again. Congratulations to Team USA!”
Below are some of the next generation of speedskaters Dawson is inspiring as they attend after-school programs from the Park City, Wasatch, and South Summit School Districts. These programs are held at the Park City Ice Arena, where students skate with the Park City Speedskating Club through the Get Out and Play program (GOAP) of YSA.