|Do you have any superstitions?
I have to pat my brakeman on the back twice before I go. I just felt like I always did it and always had to do it. I feel like it's something I can always get in no matter what.
|If you weren't persuing the Olympics, what would you be doing?
I think I probably would've been a soccer coach.
| If you could play any other sport, what would it be?
| What music do you like to listen to before competition?
A lot of the athletes do and I never have. I always feel like I want to know what's going on around the track.
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|The #1 thing you'd like to do before you die?|
I want to go bungee jumping.
| Three things you always travel with?
A sound machine, a hat of some sort, and underwear.
|Do you have any pet peeves?|
Nowadays with flying, it has to be: As soon as you land, people turn on their cell phones and they're like, 'Yeah, we're here. No, we're still on the plane. I'm still in my seat. Nope, we haven't even stopped, we're not even at the gate.'
|One thing most people don't know about you?
I'm in the Outstanding Athlete Program through the National Guard. I've been on active for three years so I go on contract because they only allow you to be active for three years.
|One famous Olympian you'd like to meet?|
At the Women's Sports Foundation, I was able to meet Jackie Joyner Kersee and it was the best day ever.
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.