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Shannon Bahrke

Ski and Snowboard

Shannon Bahrke
  • 2002
  • 2006
  • 2010




  • 2002 Olympic silver medalist
  • 2006 Olympian
  • February 13, 2010 - Bahrke added to her Olympic medal collection with a bronze, ending her career on a high-note before retiring to get married and become, literally, "Mrs. Happe".


  • 2002 Olympic silver medalist
  • 2006 Olympic Winter Games - 10th
  • 1999 World Championships - fifth (dual moguls)
  • 2001 World Championships - ninth (dual moguls)
  • 2003 World Championships - bronze medalist (dual moguls), fourth (moguls)
  • 2007 World Championships - silver medalist (dual moguls), fourth (moguls)
  • 2009 World Championships - sixth (moguls), 11th (dual moguls)
  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games bronze medalist


Bahrke started skiing at 3 years old with her mom, Trilla. In seventh grade, a high school coach convinced her to try alpine racing. It took daily calls for two months from a Squaw Valley coach to eventually get her to give freestyle a shot. Her brother, Scotty, is an aerialist on the U.S. Ski Team. In 2003, Bahrke suffered a season-ending broken jaw in Japan. She missed the 2008 season after blowing out her knee on the eve of the first World Cup competition.

Outside of skiing, Bahrke founded Silver Bean Coffee, a Salt Lake City-based coffee company, with partner Matt Happe. Her hobbies include windsurfing, biking, waterskiing and shopping. In high school, she also played soccer in the fall and softball and track in the spring.


  • Competes with distinctive glitter eye shadow
  • Toured nationally as a trumpeter in her high school symphonic and jazz band
  • Tried out for University of Utah soccer team but didn't make it
Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

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