|Do you have any superstitions?
No, I actually don't have any superstitions. I feel if you're prepared everything should work for you.
| Do you have any pet peeves?
I hate it when I crash in an event. That's not really a pet peeve though. I don't know, I don't really have any.
| If you could play any other sport, what would it be?
I would actually ride horses. That's my second passion. That's something I grew up doing and something I may actually continue on after I'm done skiing.
| What music do you like to listen to before competition?
I actually don't listen to music before I compete. Some people use music to get psyched up; I don't really need that because I'm pretty psyched up anyways. I just like the feeling of being quiet.
That's a tough one. I'm going to have to go with PatrickDeneen.com.
|...thing from Starbucks?
I actually don't drink coffee. That's one thing I don't do, I don't drink coffee. But I think they have those berry frappuccinos, and they're just like straight sugar with a little bit of berry flavor. They're just so good.
|...place you've traveled?
My first trip overseas, we went to St. Petersburg, Russia. I probably wouldn't recommend going there because it was kind of brutal but we were just a bunch of kids when we went over there and had a ton of fun. We spent a bunch of days in St. Petersburg - this was for junior worlds - so we competed, then we spent like three or four days in St. Petersburg. We actually did the tourist thing there, and that's something you don't get to do very often other places. So that was really fun.
That's a tough one. I love junk food, any kind of junk food. I love burgers. I'm not sure if that's the exact junk food you're talking about. But the greasier the better, the junkier the better.
| Three things you always travel with?
I always travel with my passport, no matter where I go. You have to be ready if you're out of the country to have a piece of identification. And you got to have your iPod Touch - they're so great, especially when you're traveling overseas, you can use them to call actually. That's what I've been doing lately - you just get wifi and they have a little app and you plug it in. So that's my biggest thing. And the next thing is my computer, I like to have my computer with me.
|If you weren't pursuing the Olympics, what would you be doing?|
That's a tough one because I'm not really sure. I'd be more serious about my life, because right now all I have to do is just think about skiing, and my sponsors have been really great about helping me out with everything as far as that goes. So I'm not really sure but I think I'd be pursuing a career in horseback riding because that's what my mom got me into and I feel like I could maybe do something there if I really put my mind to it.
|One thing most people don't know about you?
I don't really in the ski world tell people about how much I just really enjoy horses. I really love them and I spend a lot of time on the ranch actually working with them.
|The No. 1 thing you'd like to do before you die?|
I want to win an Olympic medal. But aside from that I'd really like to continue on in the highest level of reining.
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.