Ambassadors

Occupation: 
Professional Shooter, Firearms Instructor, Professional Artist
Hometown: 
Durango, Colorado

A three-time Olympian in the sport of biathlon, I now compete in 3-Gun competitions where I have won over 15 major High Lady match titles in the last three years. My goal is to become the best female shooter in the country. I also teach courses to military, LEO’s and competitive shooters on how to shoot with an elevated heart rate and under stress, and am a Babes with Bullets Instructor. I’ve been a professional artist since 2000 (I’m known as The Olympian Artist) and spend most of my free time traveling around to schools, 4-H clubs, Boys & Girls Clubs, Boys & Girls Scouts, talking to them about following their dreams, setting goals, and leading a healthy active lifestyle.

Highlights:

  • 3x Olympic Biathlete 2006, 2010, 2014

  • US Olympic Committee Athlete of the Year 2002

  • 10 Time National and 8 time North American Biathlon Champion

  • High lady in over 15 Major 3-gun matches since 2015

  • Inducted to the Durango Winter Sports Center Hall of Fame 2018

  • One of 3 Olympians in the world to be Artist in Residence at the 2018 Winter Olympics

Fun Fact:
My twin sister Tracy and I competed in several Olympics together before we both made history and inspired the world when Tracy selflessly gave me her spot on the Sochi, Russia 2014 Olympic team after I fell ill during the final trials and wasn’t able to complete all the races. Tracy received the cherished United Nations & UNESCO Fair Play Award for her selfless act.

This commercial tells the story:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8xbNV9wqUw 

What are you looking forward to?
I am looking forward to pursuing my goal of becoming the best 3-gun competitor in the world. I also want to try and inspire as many kids to follow their dreams as possible. 

What’s an interesting trip/climb/expedition/competiion where you’ve taken your LOWAs?
I recently took my LOWA Renegade Ice GTX Ws to S. Korea for the Olympics. We painted all day outside in cold and my feet we so comfortable and warm. We also visited the beaches while we were there, it was surreal being on a sunny sandy beach with 20 degree temps, but my Renegade Ice GTX fit in nicely!

My favorite LOWAs:
Lowa Phoenix Mesh Low
Lowa Baffin Pro
Lowa Renegade GTX Mid
Lowa Renegade Ice GTX

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