Bree Schaaf

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Bree Schaaf (2017)

Bree Schaaf (born May 28, 1980) is an American skeleton racer who competed from 2002 to 2007, then switched over to bobsled since 2007. Her best Skeleton World Cup finish was sixth at Calgary in November 2006.

Early years[edit]

In high school, she competed in track, volleyball, and basketball before playing volleyball exclusively.[1] She earned a scholarship for volleyball and played collegiately at Portland State University in Oregon.[1]


Schaaf's best finish at the FIBT World Championships was 11th in the women's event at St. Moritz in 2007.

She switched to bobsled for 2007-8, competing in lesser known Bobsled World Cup events.

She won the 2009 US National Championship in bobsled. Bree also finished 4th at the Bobsled World Cup in Park City, Utah in November 2009. She also took 6th at the 2009 World Cup stop at Whistler and 5th at the February 2009 World Cup race in Park City.

It was announced on January 16, 2010 that she made the US bobsled team for the 2010 Winter Olympics. She finished fifth in the two-woman event.


In 2009 Schaaf started work as a sliding commentator for Universal Sports Network. She joined NBC's team at Sliding Center Sanki for the 2014 Winter Olympics.[2]


  1. ^ a b Bachman, Rachel (February 22, 2010). "2010 Winter Olympics: Former Portland State volleyball player Bree Schaaf pursues medal in U.S. bobsled". The Oregonian. Retrieved 23 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Bree Schaaf: Skeleton Analyst," "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-24. Retrieved 2014-02-19.  (accessed 19 Feb. 2014)