Michael Glasder

Maintaining a Balance While Flying Through the Air BioAchievementsMore The quote that most inspires Michael Glasder is “Find a way, or make one.” For someone whose profession is vaulting himself through the air after a steep descent down a snowy mountain, this means hours in the gym, lifting, running, and stretching, adding up to months…

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…

Tracy Barnes

Sacrifice comes in many forms BioAchievementsMore Although she’s technically five minutes younger than twin sister, Lanny, biathlete Tracy Barnes has always played the role of older sister. “Tracy is tough as nails and nothing ever gets to her,” said Lanny, who also competes in the grueling sport that combines arduous cross-country skiing with accurate rifle…

Lanny Barnes

Ski fast. Shoot straight. BioAchievementsMore Colorado native Lanny Barnes represented her country in the biathlon at both the 2006 and 2010 Games, and thanks to her identical twin sister the 2014 Games in Sochi was her third chance at a medal. The short story? Both the sisters compete in the sport, which combines cross-country skiing…