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Michelle Rzepka

Bobsled and Skeleton

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EVENT - BOBSLEIGH

 

HEIGHT   5'8"    WEIGHT   170 lbs.

 

OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS


 

  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games - 6th place with partner Shauna Rohbock

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • 2009-2010 World Cup as brakewoman for Erin Pac, Shauna Rohbock & Bree Schaaf
  • BRONZE in Park City (11/09), 7th in Lake Placid (11/09), GOLD in Cesana (12/09), 4th in Winterberg (12/09), BRONZE in Altenberg (12/09), 10th in Konigssee (1/10), 5th in St. Moritz (1/10), GOLD in Igls (1/10)
  • 2nd at 2009 U.S. National Bobsled Push Championship
  • 2008-2009 World Cup as brakewoman for Erin Pac
  • 4th in Winterberg (11/08), 10th in Altenberg (12/08), 6th in Konigssee (1/09), 6th in St. Moritz (1/09), BRONZE in Whistler (2/09)
  • 6th at World Championships in Lake Placid (2/09)
  • 2007-2008 World Cup as push athlete for Erin Pac and Jamia Jackson
  • 8th in Calgary (11/07), 8th in St. Moritz (1/08), 10th in Konigssee (2/08)
  • 13th at World Championships  in Altenberg, Germany (2/08)

PERSONAL

Michelle Rzepka began the sport of bobsled in 2007, joining the World Cup team during her rookie year.  In just two seasons, Rzepka has pushed her way to top ten finishes in seven of eight World Cup races, earning her first World Cup medal, bronze, in Whistler, Canada, site of the 2010 Olympic Games.  She placed 6th with driver Erin Pac at the 2009 World Championships in Lake Placid, New York. 

ABOUT ME

Rzepka graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Kinesiology.  While at Michigan State, she was a Big 10 indoor and outdoor pole vault champion and earned All-American honors.  Rzepka pursued her master's degree in Exercise Physiology from McNeese State University, where she served as a graduate assistant coach for the track and field team.