Alyson Dudek

The ice. The gym. And the medal. BioAchievementsMore Alyson realized a lifelong dream when she won a bronze medal in short track speed skating at the 2010 Vancouver Games—a dream that began while watching the 1998 Nagano Games in front of the family TV as an 8 year old. Inspired by the athletes, she proclaimed…

Peter Frenette

Making great leaps BioAchievementsMore Displaying strong dedication to the sport, New York native Peter Frenette started ski jumping at age 6 and never looked back. While still in high school and one of the youngest athletes at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, Peter deferred his acceptance to the University of Denver to continue jumping…

Kris Freeman

Enduring performance BioAchievementsMore As a four-time winter games competitor, cross-county skier Kris Freeman is all about breaking new ice. Kris, aka “Freebird,” has won 16 national championships, placed fourth at the 2009 World Ski Championship (missing the bronze medal by a mere 1.3 seconds), in addition to competing in three grueling events at the Games…

Kelli Stack

Eyes on the prize BioAchievementsMore With her sights set on gold, two-time silver medal-winning hockey forward Kelli Stack believes she’ll return to the Games in 2018 to compete once again. And given her resumé on the ice, there’s little doubt she’ll be back. Kelli’s collegiate experience includes playing an integral role in helping Boston College…

Brianne McLaughlin

The puck stops here BioAchievementsMore Brianne McLaughlin is right at home on the ice, having started skating in Ohio at age 5. As a college goalie for the Robert Morris University Colonials, she stopped 3,809 of the 4,188 shots she faced, recording a .910 save average. In 2010-11, Brianne was drafted by the Burlington Barracudas…

Megan Bozek

The best defense is good offense BioAchievementsMore As one of the top-scoring defensewomen on both her University of Minnesota Golden Gophers college team and in the national collegiate rankings, Illinois-born Megan was also the team’s captain. A silver medalist in the 2014 Sochi Games, she’s focused on winning gold and aspires to play for the…

Debbie McCormick

The call? Hurry hard. BioAchievementsMore It just seemed natural for Debbie, who’s competed in the Games four times, to gravitate toward curling. Her father, Wally Henry, is an avid curler and won bronze medals in both the 1986 and 1991 World Curling Championships. He introduced her to the sport when she was a child, and…

John Landsteiner

Easier watched, than done. BioAchievementsMore A civil engineer who manages energy pipeline projects across Minnesota and Wisconsin when he’s not throwing 42-pound rocks down the ice, John began participating in curling at an early age. He was introduced to the sport by his father and grandfather. From there, he began competing competitively at local bonspiels…

Jeff Isaacson

Rock throwing is a lot harder than it looks BioAchievementsMore A middle school science teacher when he’s not competing, two-time Winter Games competitor Jeff Isaacson finds throwing rocks—as the polished granite stones used in the sport of curling are called—much more of a challenge than it looks like on TV. “The sport requires a tremendous…