Competing in her second Olympics in Vancouver... Skated three individual events in Torino (500m, 1000m, 1500m), as well as the early round of the team pursuit, earning a silver medal in that event... Finished the 2008-09 season fourth in the 1000m and fifth in the 1500m... Grew up playing hockey before trying speed skating at age 10... Father is a volunteer judge at speed skating competitions.
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.