As a 21-year-old, Uhlaender finished sixth at the Torino Games... Since then she has won two overall World Cup titles and two world medals... Last season was a trying one for Uhlaender, who lost her father, Ted -- a former major league baseball player -- to cancer just before the 2009 World Championships... The aspiring writer and producer has twice worked on location for the television program Survivor.
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.