Meet Skeleton Member Of Olympic Team USA

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Here’s another member of Team USA to keep an eye out for in Sochi: Katie Uhlaender! She’s a skeleton racer. If you’re like me, I had to look up skeleton. According to Wikipedia, skeleton is “a fast winter sliding sport in which an individual person rides a small sled down a frozen track while lying face down, during which athletes experience forces up to 5g.” Think about that for a moment: forces up to 5g. OMG. Here are some fun facts about Katie:

Favorite Actor/Actress: Clint Eastwood
Favorite TV Show: Lost Girl
Favorite Band/song: Waylon Jennings – Can’t choose one – loves everything

Keep an eye out for Katie. Good luck in Sochi! I’m going to check this sport out: I’ve never watched skeleton before, but it looks interesting. Go Team USA!

Photos by NBC Olympics/USOC

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