Thomas Walsh

Who is Thomas Walsh?

Ski Beginnings  Born Jan. 30, 1995 in Vail, Colo. Inspired by his mother, a ski instructor, Walsh started skiing at 2 and racing at 5. Walsh…

Danelle Umstead

Who is Danelle Umstead?

Ski Beginnings  Born Feb. 15, 1972 in Des Plaines, Ill. At 13, Umstead was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic eye condition that…

Andrew Kurka

Who is Andrew Kurka?

Ski Beginnings  Born Jan. 27, 1992 in Homer, Alaska. He originally wanted to go to the Olympics as a wrestler, and won multiple state champi…

Chris Mazdzer

Who is Chris Mazdzer?

Luge Beginnings  Born June 26, 1988 in Pittsfield, Mass. Mazdzer grew up just miles from the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, an…

Nina Roth

Who is Nina Roth?

Nina Roth, the skip of the U.S. Olympic women’s curling team, led her rink to fifth place at the 2017 World Championships and will be making…