Julian Yee

Tropical Home, Ice Sport BioAchievementsMore You might not think that someone who grew up in a land of palm trees, sandy beaches, and hot temperatures would be able to excel in Figure Skating, but doing what people consider impossible is just what Julian Yee loves about his sport. He began skating when he was four…

Jayson Terdiman

Train, Train, Train, Compete (Repeat) BioAchievementsMore Imagine this: You train 30 hours a week with weight lifting, strength training, power workouts, and running; you spend an additional hour each workout for recovery stretching or soft tissue massage; you travel the world to find Luge competitions; and then you actually engage in your sport for maybe…

Faye Gulini

Performing at Her Peak on the Peak BioAchievementsMore By the time Faye Gulini was 25, she already had three appearances at the Games under her belt plus long-term goals to snag one or two more. Her early ambition and work ethic as a Snowboard Cross athlete have motivated her to train hard even when there…

Brendan Green

Balancing Contradictions in Sport and in Life BioAchievementsMore Three-time Canadian team member Brendan Green knows all about balance; the biathlon competition is in itself a test of intense, full-out physical exertion coupled with extremely fine control and stability of shooting. He has proved himself in this sport as a bronze medalist in the 2016 World…

Allison Baver

She’s never slowed down BioAchievementsMore A three-time Winter Games competitor, Allison won her first medal at the 2010 Vancouver Games as a member of the bronze medal-winning women’s 3,000-meter relay team. But her journey to Vancouver started way back in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania where she began her sporting life as a roller skater. Allison graduated…

Jilleanne Rookard

“Give up” is not in her vocabulary BioAchievementsMore Jilleanne Rookard made the change from inline skating to speed skating in 2006. It wasn’t the easiest of transitions, but she eventually established herself as one of the best American long-track skaters on the ice. At any step along the way she could have given up; quietly…

Kelly Gunther

She’s got it on ice BioAchievementsMore Kelly Gunther is rightfully nicknamed “The Comeback Kid”—she epitomizes perseverance and determination. After a heart-breaking ruling rescinded her place on the American skating team for the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, Kelly’s foot was nearly severed in a horrific accident on the ice just three months later in the…