The biographical information was provided by the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.
Hobbies: Drawing, dancing. (ISU, 28 Jan 2010)
Club name: Olympic Dream Ice School: Zanica, Italy
Coach: Knut Schubert, Silvia Martina (ISU, 28 Jan 2010)
As the pilot for the USA-1 bobsled, I broke a 62-year gold medal drought when my sled, the 'Night Train" won the Olympic title at the 2010 Vancouver Games. A degenerative eye condition nearly caused me to quit my sport in 2008, but corrective surgery restored my vision to 20-20.