To honor the games and the people participating in them, The Slanch Report will be bringing you TWICE DAILY the Hot Olympian of the Day. We will bring you every day two otherwise likely unknown-to-you Olympians who, while maybe not quite worthy of a place on the medal stand, certainly are worth being placed on a pedestal for us to enjoy. Celebrate them all on the Hot Olympians page.
Originally a skeleton rider, after 5 years of World Cup competition Bree Schaaf switched to the bobsled. In the skeleton Schaaf’s best finish was 11th in 2007, switching in 2007-8 to driving the 2-woman bobsled, she has since won the 2009 US National Championship and improved to finished 4th in the World Cup the same year. Earlier in the season she had placed in 6th place and a 5th place, she also won the Rookie of the Year award that season.
Making her Olympics debut in Vancouver, the former collegiate volleyballer (Portland State) from Bremerton , Washington finds herself only a few short hours from home. Cute as a button, Schaaf, 29, may not make the medal stand, but to be in the Olympics a mere 2 years after starting a sport is incredibly impressive. Let’s hope that meteoric rise adds a little speed to her sled and takes her onto the podium, because when she smiles, we all win.
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