- Turned pro in inline skating at age 16.
- A world-champion inline skater, he switched to speedskating after seeing his friend Derek Parra succeed in the 2002 Olympics.
- Nicknamed "The Exception" for his easy transition from inline to speedskating, and for his unorthodox training.
- Also nicknamed "the Paris Hilton of Speedskating" for his partying tendencies.
- Broke his collarbone in a fall after hitting a squirrel while skating 25-30 mph on inline skates during training.
- Won three medals in the 2006 Olympics.
- Was a judge at the 2006 Miss USA pageant.
- An eight handicap, he scored a hole in one in a 2006 charity golf tournament.
- Struggled competitively after taking eight months off following the 2006 Games.
- The preparations for his wedding and the ceremony itself aired on Style Network's Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?
- Raises money for the Special Olympics.
- Hadley Hedrick — Daughter
- Paul Hedrick — Father
- Wanda Hedrick — Mother
- Natalie — Sister
- Lynsey Hedrick — Wife
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