Patrick Conway started high school as a three-sport athlete in football, downhill ski racing, and baseball. He quickly realized that his ski racing potential outweighed his football potential and he hung up his football pads to use the off season to focus on cross training for his racing career. Training with both his club, Team Gilboa, and as part of the Southwest squad on the Minneapolis Alpine Ski Team, Patrick went on to earn a place in the state alpine ski meet three times. Patrick won both the section and state individual titles in 2006. In 2007, as team captain, he came in as the runner-up in the individual event at both the section and state events while also leading the Southwest boys to first place finish in sections and a third place finish at state in the team competition. Outside of high school events, Patrick competed across the country and in Canada, qualifying for multiple championship events including US Nationals in 2007 where he finished 32nd in the slalom.
Patrick focused much of his high school time on athletics and when he wasn’t skiing, he focused on his high school baseball career. He was captain of the team as a junior and senior in 2006 and 2007 and part of the All City team as a senior. Across his high school career he amassed seven varsity letters.
After high school, Patrick headed to the University of Utah to continue following his passion for skiing and to pursue a degree in exercise physiology as well as the prerequisites for medical school. Upon graduation from the U of U, Patrick moved to New Mexico with his then girlfriend, now wife, a fellow Southwest graduate, and taught fifth grade for two years before moving home to Minneapolis to work at Abbott Northwestern. Patrick is now in his fourth year of medical school in Oregon at Western University of Health Sciences. He and his wife, Maddie, live in Portland with their daughter.