Marketing Female Athletes will be spotlighting athletes in different sports leading up to the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Some of them you may have already heard about but there definitely will be many whom you’ve never heard about until here and now!
Katie Uhlaender is a 2014 Olympic hopeful who has already competed in two Olympic Games. She began competing in the sport of skeleton in 2003, quickly climbing in the national ranking by winning both the National and Junior National Championships in her first season. Her fast-tracking got her on the Winter Olympic Team in 2006 where she slid to a sixth place finish in Torino, Italy. She dominated the World Cup tour during the 2006-2007 season, winning five gold medals and claiming the overall World Cup crown. In the 2007-2008 season, she once again placed first in the World Cup standings. She placed second in the 2008 World Championships, and 11th place at Vancouver in 2010. She and teammate Noelle Pikus-Pace, featured in week 9, plan to do the U.S. proud at Sochi!