KOAA Athlete of the Week: Rampart’s Taylor Dulaney


“I’m always excited to go really fast.”

Rampart’s Taylor Dulaney Needs Speed

“My fastest speed is 72 MPH,” Dulaney said.

On skis, the senior can go as fast as the speed limit on I-25, but that wasn’t always the case for the kid who hit the slopes at age four.

“As I got older, it was more of a commitment and I loved it more and more,” Dulaney explained. “So I stuck with that and the competitions got more serious and that’s kind of where I’m at now.”

The Springs native lives in two different worlds. Not only has Taylor traveled to over ten different countries to compete, but he also maintained a 4.3 GPA while playing for the Rams baseball team – the definition of the jack of all trades.

“So when I’m in the mountains I have separate tutors helping me with my homework here so I can stay on track,” Dulaney added. “When I’m not skiing here, it’s just a normal school.”

Dulaney takes a unique path after graduation. Instead of attending a normal two- or four-year college or university, Taylor is taking a year off — or in the world of sports, a redshirt season — and will then go to Green Mountain Valley School on the east coast to s train better running ground.

The hope is that this could open up an opportunity to put Taylor on the world map

“Of course the Olympics have always been the dream, but right now – especially with this gap year – the goal is to be one of the best skiers on my varsity team and then see where that goes at from there,” Dulaney concluded.


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