Shauna Rohbock

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Shauna L. Rohbock (born April 4, 1977) is a Sergeant in the U.S. Army National Guard,[1] an Olympic medal-winning bobsledder, and former professional soccer player.

Rohbock was born and raised in Orem, Utah, and is a graduate of Orem's Mountain View High School and Brigham Young University.[1] While attending college, she set several BYU women's soccer records, scoring 95 goals in 368 shots during her 90-game career there. Her 95 goals places her sixth (as of 2006) on the NCAA career scoring list.[2]

At the professional level, she played for the club San Diego Spirit of the WUSA in 2003.[3]

She competed in the bobsled at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, winning silver in the two-woman event with teammate Valerie Fleming. Rohbock's best overall finish in the Bobsleigh World Cup was second in 2006-2007 with Fleming. She won her first career World Cup win at the Calgary race, followed by a second win at the World Cup held at Park City, Utah on December 8, 2006. She delivered a 48.73 second run that shattered the Park City track record previously set by Jill Bakken in 2002. Rohbock and Fleming has also won bronze medals at the World Championships in 2005 and 2007. Rohbock has competed in bobsled since 1999. At the 2009 world championships in Lake Placid, New York, she won a silver medal in the two-woman event with Elana Meyers, then won a bronze in the mixed team event.

She was named to the US Olympic team for the 2010 Winter Olympics on 16 January 2010 where she finished sixth in the two-woman event.

Rohbock and Fleming during their medal-winning run in Turin.

Career highlights[edit]

Olympic Winter Games
2006 - Torino, 2nd 2nd with Valerie Fleming
World Championships
2005 - Calgary, 3rd 3rd with Valerie Fleming
2007 - St. Moritz, 3rd 3rd with Valerie Fleming
2009 - Lake Placid, 2nd 2nd with Elana Meyers
World Cup
2004/2005 - Altenberg, 3rd 3rd with Erin Pac
2004/2005 - Igls, 3rd 3rd with Valerie Fleming
2004/2005 - Cesana, 2nd 2nd with Valerie Fleming
2005/2006 - Calgary, 2nd 2nd with Valerie Fleming
2005/2006 - Lake Placid, 3rd 3rd with Valerie Fleming
2006/2006 - Igls, 3rd 3rd with Valerie Fleming
2006/2006 - Cortina d'Ampezzo, 3rd 3rd with Valerie Fleming
2006/2007 - Calgary, 1st 1st with Valerie Fleming
2006/2007 - Park City, 1st 1st with Valerie Fleming
2006/2007 - Lake Placid, 3rd 3rd with Valerie Fleming
2006/2007 - Igls, 2nd 2nd with Valerie Fleming
2006/2007 - Cesana, 2nd 2nd with Valerie Fleming
2006/2007 - Winterberg, 2nd 2nd with Valerie Fleming
2006/2007 - Königssee, 2nd 2nd with Valerie Fleming
2007/2008 - Park City, 3rd 3rd with Valerie Fleming
2007/2008 - Cesana, 2nd 2nd with Valerie Fleming
2007/2008 - Winterberg, 3rd 3rd with Valerie Fleming
2008/2009 - Altenberg, 3rd 3rd with Elana Meyers
2008/2009 - Igls, 2nd 2nd with Valerie Fleming
2008/2009 - Königssee, 1st 1st with Valerie Fleming
2008/2009 - Whistler, 1st 1st with Elana Meyers

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Guard Soldier Takes Olympic Silver Medal, a February 2006 press release from the American Forces Information Service
  2. ^ BYU Women's Soccer Records, from the official BYU Athletics website
  3. ^ Athlete details from the website of the Organising Committee of the 2006 Olympic Winter Games