Do you wonder about the interesting facts associated with Olympic athletes? Do you want to know what the athletes do in their free time, or what their nicknames are? Are you interested in learning where the athletes attended college?
You’ll find answers to those questions and more in the list to follow, where you’ll be introduced to each member of the women’s 2014 U.S. Olympic alpine skiing team.
The team, which is made up of 9 women will head to Sochi in an effort to bring home gold in their respective events. The sport of alpine skiing is composed of several events, including downhill, giant slalom, slalom, super G and combined.
The women's alpine skiing events are scheduled to begin on February 10 with the women’s combined downhill skiing event. You can find a full schedule of alpine skiing events here. Looking to meet the men’s team? You can do that by clicking here.
Cook is headed to her third Olympic Games, and her highest finish came in 2010 when she placed 11th in the downhill event. She also competes in giant slalom, super G and super combined. She lives in Mammoth, Calif., and enjoys Indian food and country music.
Stiegler previously competed at the 2006 Olympic Games, where she finished 11th in women’s combined. She competes in downhill, slalom, giant slalom and super G. She lives in Rochester Hills, Mich., and her father was an Olympic skier for Austria.
Shriffin is a first-time Olympian who lives in East Burke, Vt. She competes in slalom, giant slalom, super G and combined. She likes tennis and soccer, and she learned to ski on her parents’ driveway.
McJames competed at the 2010 Olympic Games. She lives in Park City, Utah, and began skiing when she was two. She studies at Westminster College and likes tennis and soccer.
Smith is set to compete in her second Olympic Games. Her highest finish at the 2010 Olympic Games was 19th in the super G event. She lives in North Conway, N.H., and studied at the University of New Hampshire. She loves banana bread.
A first-time Olympian, Ross lives in Bend, Ore., and studies at Westminster College. She competes in the super combined, downhill and super G events. She likes rock climbing and knitting.
Mancuso is a four-time Olympian and among the most decorated females on the 2014 Olympic team. In 2006 she won gold in the giant slalom event and in 2010 she won silver in both combined and downhill. She lives in Squaw Valley, Calif., and she likes surfing and yoga.
Ford is a first-time Olympian who competes in downhill, slalom, giant slalom, super G, and super combined. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah and studied at Westminster College. She played lacrosse and soccer in high school.
The 2014 Olympic Games will mark the first for Wiles, who competes in the downhill event. She lives in Aurora, Ore. According to her Team USA bio, she began skiing and walking at the same time.