|Do you have any superstitions?
I used to wear lucky socks.
| Do you have any pet peeves?
When someone gives up in a race.
| What is your most embarrassing sports moment?
As a freshman in high school, I got second place at state championships, and when I was getting ready to get on the podium, I missed the step and slipped off. Everybody laughed.
| If you could play any other sport, what would it be?
Alpine skiing or ski jumping
| What music do you like to listen to before competition?
any high-energy music
|...thing from Starbucks?
|...place you've traveled?
Italy, in winter
|One famous person you would like to meet?|
Steve Prefontaine (Olympic distance runner)
| Three things you always travel with?
iPod, a good hairbrush, my computer
|If you weren't pursuing the Olympics, what would you be doing?|
I'd be involved in sports marketing.
|One thing most people don't know about you?
I can ride a unicycle.
|The #1 thing you'd like to do before you die?|
Go to Australia.
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.