Bill Carow played center on the football team at Madison Central High School, helping them win a Wisconsin state title. After high school he enlisted in the US Army Air Corps serving as a pilot on the B-24 bomber. He flew 50 missions and then was returned to the US to train pilots until the end of the war. Carow was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, 10 Air Medals, The European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. After World War II, Bill Carow attended the University of Wisconsin where he majored in education and briefly worked as a teacher, but Carow mostly worked as a fireman, serving for over 40 years with the Madison Fire Department. Carow began skating competitively at age 12, and resumed the sport after the War, despite working a full-time job and raising a family. He was inducted into the Madison Sports Hall of Fame in 1969.
Personal Bests: 500 – 40.3 (1969); 1500 – 2:23.0 (1959); 5000 – 10:53.8 (1956).
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1956 Winter Olympics||Speed Skating (Skating)||USA||Bill Carow|
|500 metres, Men (Olympic)||6|
|1960 Winter Olympics||Speed Skating (Skating)||USA||Bill Carow|
|500 metres, Men (Olympic)|