Clare started skiing in middle school for Cape Nordic and was a Maine high school state champion and two-time member of the New England Junior National team. As an undergraduate student at Wellesley College, she ran cross-country and track and started the Wellesley Ski Team. After graduating in 2010, Clare spent a year at the University of New Hampshire, where she competed in Division I cross-country, track, and Nordic skiing while pursuing a master's degree in linguistics. She joined the Craftsbury Green Racing Project cross-country ski team in June of 2011 and competed in her first biathlon race in 2013. In January of 2015 she made her biathlon World Cup debut and since then she has represented the US Biathlon Team at six World Championships as well as the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. In March of 2019, Clare reached the World Cup podium for the first time, taking bronze in the mass start at the Word Cup final in Oslo, Norway. Clare speaks five languages and was elected in 2018 to Chair the International Biathlon Union Athletes’ Committee until 2022. She lives in Lake Placid, New York.
Hobbies & interests: traveling, learning languages, dancing, guitar, going to the spa, gardening, food and wine
Did you know...?
- My dream vacation spot is… Big Major Cay ("Pig Island"), Bahamas
- When traveling, the thing I miss the most is… my stuffed animal pig, Hilda
- My favorite meal is… (vegetarian) risotto
- I never leave my house without… my lucky pigs
- If I were not an athlete, I would... have a pet miniature piglet
Biathlon Since: 2013, cross-country ski racing since: 2002
Member of National Team since: 2015
Club: Craftsbury Green Racing Project
Coach: Armin Auchentaller