Newtown, PA native Jamie Greubel had dreams of winning an Olympic medal from the moment she set foot on a bobsled track. In the year leading up to the 2014 Olympic Games, Jamie had great success on the World Cup circuit with five podium finishes (1 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze) and two fourth place finishes. As the driver for USA Bobsled 2, Greubel was somewhat in the shadow of USA 1 Bobsled driver Elana Meyers. In addition, there was a lot of media attention on former Olympic track and field stars turned bobsled brakemen, Lolo Jones and Lauryn Williams. But Greubel remained focused on the task at hand and her goal of winning an Olympic medal.
As excited as she was about winning a bronze medal, Jamie immediately made sure that everyone recognized the combined effort
put forth by all of the women of Team USA Bobsled. “I think if you told me that I would get a medal here, I don’t think I would have believed you,” Greubel said. “Wow, we did it together and its such an incredible feeling. We have such depth in our program and to finally show the world that we have so much talent and we are a force to be reckoned with is awesome because we’ve worked so hard and have always believed in ourselves, so it’s nice to put it all together and show everyone else what we can do.”
Greubel’s brakeman Aja Evans was also thrilled with their performance in Sochi. “You go into the competition setting goals for yourself and the ultimate goal is to win gold,” Evans said. “But you go in with nothing, so to come out with a bronze, you’ve reached a goal, you’ve achieved a lot. I’m just as excited as if I’ve won gold.”
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