Join Winifred this Thursday at 10am PST/ 1pm EST on the Making Life Brighter Radio show on the Health and Wellness Channel on the VoiceAmerica Network for the next episode in her special year-long series with Olympic Athletes.
What It Takes To Be Great: Inside The Mind Of An Olympic Athlete, featuring Olympic hopeful, Miss Lauren Gibbs of Los Angeles, CA, US Women’s Bobsled Slider.
Learn what inspired this amazing young woman to take to the olympic arena. Hear her strengths and challenges on the trail to make her mark on the Olympic Team heading for Pyeongchang, South Korea, in 2018.
Find out what it takes, day in and day out to be a part of this elite team of athletes and what makes them move mountains both individually and as a team. Learn the rigors of the Women’s Bobsled sport through the eyes of one very dedicated Olympic hopeful, and be inspired as Lauren Gibbs, “makes our lives brighter.”
Lauren Gibbs was born in Los Angeles, California on March 2, 1984. The current resident of Denver, Colorado has a Bachelor’s of Art from Brown University. Upon graduation, she continued her education at Pepperdine University, obtaining her Master’s in Business Administration. While at Brown, Gibbs was a four-year member of the volleyball team. Her awards included All-Ivy League Academic, Second Team All-Ivy League and team captain, with more than 1,000 career kills.
In high school, Gibbs played soccer, volleyball and participated in track and field (long jump, triple Jump, 100.) She was inducted into Westridge School’s athletic hall of fame, where she attended from fourth to 12th grade.
She was first introduced to the sport of bobsled by Jill Potter, a member of the USA National Rugby Team. She had mentioned Gibbs’ power lifting numbers to Elana Meyers Taylor and suggested that she try out for the team.
2016 World Championships in women’s bobsled with pilot Elana Meyers Taylor