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Catching Up with Female Olympians from Berks

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Allison Baver

Olympic Speed Skater

Nicknames: It varies from “Baver” to “AB” to my dad calling me “Al” and hmm…in high school a few friends called me “Big Booty” or “Booty Baver” or “Big Booty Baver” for my speed skating glutes. 

Age: 35

Berks hometown: Sinking Spring

Graduate of: Wilson High School Class of 1998

You may know me for: Winning a bronze medal in the 2010 Olympics for short track speed skating! 


Other accolades/honors

Fast Facts, recently became the VP of the United States Olympian’s and Paralympian's Association; also a former Wilhelmina NYC model; 2010, 2006 and 2002 Olympian, current 1500M American record holder and former 1000M & 3000M relay American record holder, former National Champion & World Cup medalist, 2015 All Sports United Humanitarian Award Winner, 2010 Penn State Homecoming Grand Marshal, 2011 Penn State Alumni Achievement Award winner 


Volunteer work

I love promoting the benefits of incorporating an active lifestyle to our youth through physical education and after school programs developed by my “Off the Ice Foundation” (


Some of Allison’s favorites…

Cheat meal: Right now it’s Trader Joe’s dark chocolate and kettle corn!  

Vacation spot: New York, NY, or Los Angeles, CA, are my go-to spots! 

Way to spend my free time:  All of my free time is spent working on developing my fashion & spokesperson brand, working out and spending time with Prince, my Japanese Pomeranian who is also from PA. 

Way to work out: How fun of you to ask! I prefer leg days and interval training is my favorite way to work out.    

Song that gets me moving: I use an app called Rock My Run that you can use to adjust the beat of the music with your workout! I prefer a mix of dance, modern and remixes.  

My favorite way to spend a day in Berks is: Hanging out with my family and going to my favorite local spots. I’ll always stop by the local farmer’s market and enjoy buying a ton of little treats and a healthy snack. 


Future plans

I’m excited to share that I am now a fashion designer and continue to be a spokesperson, working in television and inspirational speaking. I designed an active fashion collection that includes a luxury workout bag for the working woman, along with beautiful activewear to empower women to feel fabulous. I hope all of my friends in Berks County go to my website and stay connected with me at


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