2004 Olympic All-Around Champion Carly Patterson is engaged to Mark Caldwell, who works as a strategy consultant. He proposed on Jan. 21, just outside Dallas, Texas, at a creek-side park next to a waterfall. Carly said, “He tricked me into thinking we were going to look at a house that his parents were buying, and when we pulled up closer to the area, he wanted to get out and look around. When we got out of the car, we turned a corner and there were rose petals and candles all over the ground with a ‘Will You Marry Me’ sign.”
Carly added, “I keep telling everyone that winning the all-around gold medal in 2004 was the best day of my life until this day, because now I have my best friend and the greatest guy I could have ever asked God to send me to share all our accomplishments."
The happy couple is planning a 2013 wedding.
Congratulations Carly and Mark!
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