The biographical information was provided by the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.
Hobbies: Spending time with friends, listening to music, watching movies. (Athlete, 06 May 2002)
Occupation: Business Owner
Language spoken: English
Coach: Gus Poupolo (olympics.com.au, 09 Feb 2010)
Position / Style: Brakeperson (olympics.com.au, 09 Feb 2010)
Other sports played: She competed in athletics, and won a silver medal in javelin at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. (olympics.com.au, 09 Feb 2010) She has also competed in weightlifting, winning the U20 division and placing third in the open division of the Australian Weightlifting Championships in 1997. She also made the 2009 Australian Rules football team. (olympics.com.au, 09 Feb 2010)
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.