Olympians in the sport of Biathlon, Tracy & Lanny competed together in Torino, Italy in 2006 & Lanny competed in Vancouver Canada in 2010 where Tracy was the alternate. Lanny posted the best US finish in 16 years for the US women at those Olympic Games and both girls made history and inspired the world when Tracy selflessly gave Lanny her spot on the Sochi, Russia 2014 Olympic team after Lanny fell ill during the final trials.
Tracy was given the United Nations UNESCO International Fair Play award and the US Olympic Committee Inspiration Award for her selfless act and for demonstrating true Olympic Spirit.
The “Twin Biathletes” grew up skiing, hunting and fishing, in the mountains in Colorado. They combined their skills of skiing and shooting and claim that biathlon has made them better shooters and hunters and shooting/hunting has made them better biathletes as they are able to accurately shoot a rifle with a heart rate of 180 beats per minute and effortlessly pursue elk at elevations of 10,000 feet, or higher.
Tracy and Lanny have been competing in 3-gun competitions and are now competing in the 3-gun Nation Pro Circruit. They have goals of not only becoming the top women 3-gun shooters in the nation, but also want to be competitive amongst the men, as well. Tracy and Lanny also started a firearms training institute called T.O.P. Shooting Institute, otherwise known as “The Olympian Project”, where they will teach military, law enforcement, competitive shooters and hunters how to shoot accurately, with an elevated heart rate, under stress.
The twins spend a majority of their free time traveling around to schools, 4-H clubs, Boys & Girls Clubs, Boys & Girls Scouts, etc. speaking with the kids about following their dreams, setting goals, and leading a healthy active lifestyle.