Kara Winger

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Vancouver, WA Purdue University Colorado Springs, CO

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Kara Winger

Formerly Patterson, Kara married discus thrower Russ Winger in the Fall of 2014. Although a native Washingtonian, she lives and trains in her husband's hometown of Colorado Springs. Kara holds the American Record, is a six-time USA Outdoor Champion, and has represented the USA three consecutive times at the Olympic Games, most recently finishing 13th in Rio de Janiero. She is a three-time World Championships participant as well, achieving eighth place in her first major championship final in Beijing in 2015.



About Kara

  • Coach: Dan Lyon
  • Training hurdles: Back, Knee and Shoulder Problems
  • Special skills: Coaching and Public Speaking
  • Highschool PR: 159'7"
  • Spouse: Russ Winger

Agent: Daniel Wessfeldt

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Kara Patterson American Record 66.67m

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RT @MegWochnick: “I’m going to share the ups and downs, and see what happens." -- @karathrowsjav Vancouver's Kara Winger announces on Ins…