2/10/2022 – Scott glides to 8th place at winter Olympics
Scott Patterson, of Coffman’s Anchorage office, finished his Olympic run with a phenomenal performance, marking the U.S. men’s best-ever cross-country finish in nearly 50 years by taking 8th place in the 50km Skate event.
Long distance is Scott’s specialty, and although the 50km was shortened to 30km due to cold and gale force winds, he pushed through to stay in the front of the pack most of the race. He was just 33 seconds behind the gold medalist!
Scott also posted impressive results in earlier events taking 11th place in the Skiathlon, another men’s best-ever for the U.S.
Recovering from a broken wrist and surgery earlier this season, Scott barely made the American Olympic team. Finding his stride, his resilience and dedication to training paid off as he solidified his spot on the U.S. team in the Olympic qualifying races.
We are extremely proud of Scott’s accomplishments and his drive to compete with the world’s best cross-country ski racers. His Olympic work ethic carries over into his mechanical engineering role at Coffman and we wish him continued success in his World Cup races in Europe and Russia following the Beijing Games.
For more details on Scott’s time at the Olympics and preparation for the games, check out this article by Anchorage Daily News.
1/26/2022 – Scott Named to US Olympic Cross Country Ski Team
With excitement and pride, we share that Coffman Anchorage mechanical engineer, Scott Patterson, has been named to the 2022 US Olympic Cross Country Ski Team!
Scott has been cross country skiing since he could walk and has found an extreme passion for the sport. He started as a way to get outside and enjoy the mountains and trails with his family. Scott attended South Anchorage High School where he was an accomplished skier and student and went on to graduate as Valedictorian of his class in 2010. Scott’s skiing and academics took him to the University of Vermont where he was a standout NCAA skier and scholar, graduating Magne Cum Laude and as an Honors Scholar with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.S. in Mathematics.
Scott started working at Coffman Engineers in 2012 as a summer intern and quickly proved that even though his true passion was skiing, he was a great engineer and respected team member of the Anchorage Mechanical Department. Following graduation, Scott continues to work as a part-time engineer and key team member in Anchorage where his special assignment projects typically involve inline inspection advanced data analytics, regulatory requirements, and transient flow modeling. In addition to being a great athlete and engineer, Scott is a humble and exemplary individual that we are proud to call a friend and colleague.
Quest for Greatness
Scott was named to the US Ski Team in 2016 following his collegiate racing career. Since then he has raced for the US at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeonchang, at the 2019 and 2021 World Championships, and on the cross country World Cup. At the 2018 Olympics, he raced to some of the best US men’s cross country results in Olympic history including an 11th in the 50-kilometer race. Scott is currently in Bozeman completing his final prep for the games before heading to China for opening ceremonies on February 4. Scott will race in four events in the Olympics and will stay until the closing ceremonies. He will return to World Cup racing until the end of the season.
2022 Race Schedule
- Feb 6: Men’s Skiathlon – Finished 11th! (click here to read more)
- Feb 11: Men’s 15 km Classic
- Feb 13: Men’s 4×10 km Team Relay (tentative)
- Feb 19: Men’s 50 km Skate – Finished 8th! (click here to read more)
We applaud Scott’s focus and dedication to his sport and his career in ski racing and mechanical engineering. While we celebrate this dedication, we also recognize the journey to get competing on the world stage and enjoy and revel in the opportunity to represent our country as an elite athlete. Congratulations Scott!
In addition to Scott’s accomplishments, his sister Caitlin is also on the US Olympic Team. She has achieved incredible heights to compete at the highest level of this sport. Caitlin was also a civil engineering intern in Coffman’s Anchorage office one summer while attending UVM. GO TEAM PATTERSON!
Join us in celebrating all the incredible athletes representing the US.