Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Olympic Moms

Did you know there are only six moms heading to the Olympics? No I'm not talking about the ones on the sidelines.  I'm talking about the ones competing.  Here's the breakdown of the US talent pool:

Skeleton racer: Noelle Pikus-Pace (top left) has a 2-year-old daughter.  This bobsledder is teaming up with Pampers as a sponsor!

Curling: Natalie Nicholson is one of three Minnesota moms on the curling team.  Her two year old daughter, Stella, will cheer from home.  Joining Natalie are Allison Pottinger (mother of two girls) and  alternate team member Tracy Sachtjen (mother of two--a daughter and son).

Alpine Skiing: Sarah Schleper has a 2-year-old son and will be the only mom on the slopes. I'm inspired how this mom has financed much of her own training and has the support of a stay-at-home dad.

Women's hockey team: Jenny Potter is the mother of two and the alternate captain.  She is a four time Olympian, and has three medals in her closet.  She's on the hunt for her second gold.

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