In the 2010 Winter Olympics, there are only six Olympic mommies out of a total of 216 total Team USA Olympians as reported by Of the 216, there are a total of 93 (6.4% of roster mommies) Team USA female Olympians. The participating women are Sarah Schelper (alpine skiing & 4th time veteran), Noelle Pikus-Pace (skeleton), Jenny Potter (ice hockey & 4th time veteran), Allison Pottinger (curling), Natalie Nicholson (curling), and Tracy Sachjen (curling & oldest female Team USA). Each day, I will highlight a different Olympic mommie.
Sarah Schelper’s nickname is “the great blond hope,” as dubbed by Skiing magazine. Raised in Vail, Colorado by a single, ex-bum ski Dad, Sarah, aged 30, began racing at age 11. Her father owned a ski store and encouraged his daughter’s talents. She considers competing as “an opportunity to see the world” rather than sacrifice. In alpine skiing, her two events are slalom and giant slalom. Sarah has to her credit winning one US slalom championship and one World cup race. This year, the goal is to win a medal in Vancouver. She has a 2 year old son, Lasse “the explorer,” whom she thoroughly enjoys. She and her husband, Frederico, are spending all their savings to live and support Sarah’s Dream. We’ll all be routing for you, Sarah.