USA National Fencing Team, 2012 Olympic Hopeful. Ibtihaj Muhammad is an American sabre fencer and Olympic hopeful from Maplewood, N.J. Muhammad began fencing sabre at the age of 17.
National Team Member and 2012 Olympic Hopeful. Daria Schneider (born May 21, 1987) is a fencer based in New York City. For the past three years she has fenced on the U.S. National Women’s Saber Team and placed 15th in women’s saber at the 2009 World Championships in Antalya, Turkey.
Elana began bobsledding in 2007-2008 and made the national team her first season as a brakeman. Raced with Erin Pac and Shauna Rohbock from 2007-2010 as a brakeman, and won a silver medal in the 2009 World Championships, and several World Cup medals as well.
Arielle is the current UCI World Cup SX Champion and headed for the 2012 Olympic Games with her sights set on GOLD. Known for her exceptional jumping skills, aggressive moves, and pure passion for riding, Arielle is a name to be reckoned with in BMX.
This Texan speedskater is only the third American in history to ever win three medals in a single Winter Olympics. In 2006, while at the games in Torino, Chad won Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze while competing on the ice in the 1500m, 5000m, and 10000m events.
Curt began the sport of bobsledding in 2004 and made an appearance in the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, only two years after his debut as a bobsledder. He placed sixth in four-man in Torino, Italy, with driver Steven Holcomb.
Dan is a member of the US Men’s Luge Team and a 2006 Winter Olympian. During the 2007-2008 season, Back Driver Dan, along with teammate Preston Griffall, slid to a bronze medal at the 2008 Winter World Cup relay event and took home the gold in Fall of 2007.
Erin began bobsled as a brakeman in 2002, joining the World Cup team to push for drivers Bakken, Rohbock, and Sprung. In January 2005, Pac was recognized along with the U.S. Women’s Bobsled Team as the USOC Team of the Month.
After capturing the 2008 USA Cycling BMX National Championship title, Jill went on to win the bronze medal in BMX racing in the sport’s Olympic debut in Beijing. Kintner started racing BMX locally in Seattle at age 8, and by 16 was competing professionally all around the world.
Reutter is a member of the US National Short Track Team and one of the up and coming stand-out athletes to watch in Vancouver this winter. Her speed has earned her comparison to former Olympic Champion skater Bobbie Blair.
Kristi is one of the world’s top freeskiers. In 1999, she became the first female ever to compete in the US Open and in 2003 placed second in the same event.
Melinda is a 2007 All American Pole Vaulter. She placed 10th at the 2008 US Olympic Trials. She earned a bronze medal at the 2009 Indoor National Championships and took 6th place at the 2009 Outdoor National Championships.
After finishing 5th in the 2011 National Fencing Championships, Mike is getting ready for the 2012 London Olympics. In 2010, he was a Member of the Pan-American Team, finishing 7th place in Men’s Saber and is currently ranked #8 in the United States.
Molly is a 2006 Bronze Medalist who always dreamed of making the US team since she was a kid. Engstrom was a member of the 2009 and 2005 World Championship team. She was named Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2003 and 2004.
Darren is a Pole Vaulting 2012 Olympic hopeful. He grew up in Schaumburg IL and trains in Naperville IL. It wasn’t until attending college that he started pursuing his career in pole vaulting.
Ashley is an Olympian hopeful for 2012 with the Women’s Kayak Team. She was top boat on the US National Team in 2011 and 2007, and she is a 2010 National Champion.
Timothy is a 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist in Men’s Water Polo.