What is the biggest obstacle you have overcome in your career?
In my career, the biggest obstacle I have overcome is to make women’s sleigh an Olympic event. When I decided to become a bobsled athlete, I knew it was not a women’s Olympic sport, but I also knew it should be! Female bobsled athletes from all over the world gathered together with the common goal of having the opportunity to represent their country in the Olympic Games. It was an amazing experience to be part of the early development of the sport, and I will never forget how honored it is to be a member of the first women’s sled team ever!
Why did sledding capture your heart?
As a young teenager, sledding captured my heart. I was recruited into luge sports when I was 13 years old. As a member of the sled team, I had the opportunity to learn sled/sled tracks from all over the world in high school. During that time, I had the opportunity to meet several American female sled athletes and watch them race. When I saw this game, I was immediately attracted by the sport and how much the athletes have. There is no more exciting time in sports than watching, The sled screams from you at a speed of 90 miles per hour. The sled is located on a huge ice and snow track with a curve so high that gravity makes the sled rise above your head.
What does teamwork mean to you?
Teamwork means to be part of something Bigger than you. This also means working together for a common goal.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
If I could have a super power, it would be Lightning speed! This will come in handy at the beginning of the sled race. The sled can be pushed hard and fast on ice at the start, with speeds up to 92-93 mph. This results in approximately one minute driving along a mile-long track. If I can run at lightning speed at the beginning, my finishing time will crush the game!