Thomas Hong

Big Goals from a Young Age: Podium or Bust BioAchievementsMore Some five-year-old kids are still tripping over their feet when running across the playground, but for Short Track Speed Skater Thomas Hong, this was when he began racing on the ice at his local Speed Skating club in Columbia, Maryland. Since then, Thomas has dedicated…

Taylor Morris

A Quest to Be Perfect BioAchievementsMore Something clicked in Taylor Morris when he was 11 years old while watching the Luge events in 2002 at the Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. He knew he wanted to be the best Luger on the biggest stage in the world and has spent his life in pursuit…

Sophie Caldwell

Born to Ski BioAchievementsMore Sophie Caldwell is a cross-country skier. She loves it. In fact, you might say she was born to it. She quips, “I was born in the tiny town of Peru, Vermont. My dad is a ski coach; my mom is a former ski racer, and our neighbors own a cross-country ski…

Rosanna Crawford

Punishing Precision BioAchievementsMore “Punishing precision” is the best description of Canadian Biathlete Rosanna Crawford’s life. Biathlon is the grueling sport that combines arduous cross-country skiing with accurate rifle shooting. She has loved this sport since she first tried it as a 10-year-old. She says her favorite description of the punishing precision involved is trying to…

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…

Matt Mortensen

Being the Best at Whatever He Sets His Mind To BioAchievementsMore The first time Matt Mortensen tried out for a Luge team, he didn’t make it. Now, he has multiple championship medals to his name, including wins at all three of the National Championships where he and his teammate have competed. He has also made…

Zachary Donohue

Getting from Point A to Point B (the Different Way) BioAchievementsMore “I absolutely hate to repeat,” Ice Dancer Zachary Donohue says. “Every year we’ve tried to think, What’s a different way of getting from point A to point B? How can we make this unique?” For Zachary, this philosophy has lead him to success time…

Madison Hubbell

Imprints on the Ice BioAchievementsMore As a child, Madison Hubbell found great appeal in the drama and intricacy of ice dancing. Captivated at the age of nine, she has been portraying exciting roles on the ice—and winning medals—for the last 15 years. With her partner Zachary Donohue, also a Shaklee Pure Performance Team athlete, she…

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…