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Savannah Graybill

Bobsled and Skeleton

EVENT - SKELETON

HEIGHT  5' 6"     WEIGHT  148 lbs

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Savannah Graybill's college strength coach was contacted by 2010 Olympic bronze medalist Elana Meyers, who was looking for new recruits for bobsled. Graybill tested out the sport of bobsled before deciding to make the switch to skeleton. She made the national team her first full year involved in the sport.

Graybill played division I field hockey at American University, where she was a four-year starter as a forward and finished ninth in career points and eighth in career goals. Graybill graduated with a bachelors degree in broadcast journalism, with a minor in psychology. Her role model is her mother, Angela, for her "strength and incredible kindness."  

FUN FACTS

- She has a twin brother, Donald, who also tried out for the skeleton team. He slid for a year before deciding to retire.
- She played field hockey with fellow skeleton athlete, Megan Henry at American University.
- She made the national team in 2011, which was her first team trials and first year competing in skeleton.
- She sings to herself when waiting at the starting line of the track. It's a different song at each track.
- She's currently back in school, getting her MBA from DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management.


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2014-2015 World Cup - 5th in Lake Placid (12/12)
  • 2013 National Championships - SILVER in Lake Placid (3/13)
  • 2012-2013 European Cup - 4th in Igls #1 (1/13), 6th in Igls #2 (1/13), 19th in Altenberg #1 (1/13), 9th in Altenberg #2 (1/13)
  • 2012-2013 North American Cup -BRONZE in Park City #1 (11/12), 4th in Park City #2 (11/12), 9th in Calgary #1 (11/12), 9th in Calgary #2 (11/12), 8th in Whistler #1 (12/12), 4th in Whistler #2 (12/12), BRONZE in Whistler #3 (12/12)
  • 2011-2012 Intercontinental Cup -15th in Lillehammer #1 (12/11), 17th in Lillehammer #2 (12/11), 14th in Calgary #1 (2/12), 13th in Calgary #2 (2/12)
  • 2011-2012 America's Cup - 6th in Park City #1 (11/11), 5th in Park City #2 (11/11), 8th in Calgary #1 (11/11), 9th in Calgary #2 (11/11)

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