Name: Elana Meyers Taylor
Sport: Bobsled
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 175 lbs.
DOB: 10/10/1984
Birthplace: Oceanside, Calif.
Hometown: Douglasville, Ga.
Olympic Experience
  • 2018 Winter Olympic Games - SILVER in PyeongChang
  • 2014 Winter Olympic Games- SILVER in Sochi
  • 2010 Winter Olympic Games for pilot Erin Pac- BRONZE in Vancouver
World Championship Experience
  • 2017 Women's Bobsled- GOLD in Koenigssee (2/17)
  • 2017 Team Event - 6th in Koenigssee (2/17)
  • 2016 Women's Bobsled - BRONZE in Igls (2/16)
  • 2016 Team Event - 7th in Igls (2/16)
  • 2015 Women's Bobsled - GOLD (2/15)
  • 2015 Team Event - 5th (3/15)
  • 2013 Women's Bobsled- SILVER in St. Moritz (1/13)
  • 2013 Team Event- GOLD in St. Moritz (1/13)
  • 2012 Women's Bobsled- BRONZE in Lake Placid (2/12)
  • 2012 Team Event- GOLD in Lake Placid (2/12)
  • 2011 Women's Bobsled- 9th in Koenigssee (2/11)
  • 2009 Women's Bobsled for pilot Shauna Rohbock- SILVER in Lake Placid (2/09)
  • 2008 Women's Bobsled for pilot Erin Pac- 7th in Altenberg (2/08)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2017-2018 Women's Bobsled World Cup - SILVER in Lake Placid (11/17); BRONZE in Park City (11/17); BRONZE in Whistler (11/17); SILVER in Winterberg (11/17); SILVER in Igls (12/17); 11th in Altenberg (1/18); GOLD in St. Moritz (1/18); BRONZE in Koenigssee (1/18)
  • 2017-2018 Women's Bobsled North American Cup - GOLD in Park City #1 (11/17)
  • 2017-2018 Four-Man North American Cup - 4th in Park City #1 (11/17); 5th in Park City #2 (11/17);
  • 2016-2017 Four-Man World Cup - 13th in Lake Placid (12/16)
  • 2016-2017 Women's Bobsled World Cup- DSQ in Whistler (12/16); SILVER in Lake Placid (12/16); SILVER in Altenberg (1/17); GOLD in Winterberg (1/17); GOLD in St. Moritz (1/17); GOLD in Koenigssee (1/17); GOLD in Igls (2/17); SILVER in PyeongChang (3/17)
  • 2015-2016 Women's Bobsled World Cup - 8th in Altenberg (11/15); SILVER in Winterberg (12/15); GOLD in St. Moritz (2/16); GOLD in Koenigssee (3/16)
  • 2015-2016 Women's Bobsled European Cup - GOLD in Igls (1/16); GOLD in St. Moritz (1/16)
  • 2015-2016 Four-Man European Cup- 29th in Igls #1 (1/16); 27th in Igls #2 (1/16)
  • 2014-2015 Four-Man World Cup - 16th in Calgary (12/14); 13th in Sochi (2/15)
  • 2014-2015 Women's Bobsled World Cup- GOLD in Lake Placid (12/14); GOLD in Calgary (12/14); GOLD in Altenberg (1/15); 6th in Koenigssee (1/15); 4th in St. Moritz; GOLD in La Plagne (1/15); GOLD in Igls (2/15); GOLD in Sochi (2/15)
  • 2014-2015 Four-Man European Cup- 10th in La Plagne (12/14)
  • 2014-2015 Women's Bobsled North American Cup- Women's: GOLD in Calgary #2 (11/14); SILVER in Calgary #1 (11/14); GOLD in Park City #1 (11/14); Four-person: Women's: SILVER in Calgary #2 (11/14); BRONZE in Calgary #1 (11/14); 7th in Park City #1 (11/14)
  • 2013-2014 Women's Bobsled World Cup- SILVER in Calgary (11/13), GOLD in Park City #1 (12/13), GOLD in Park City #2 (12/13), SILVER in Lake Placid (12/13), SILVER in Winterberg (1/14), 12th in St. Moritz (1/14), SILVER in Igls (1/14), SILVER in Koenigssee (1/14)
  • 2012-2013 Women's Bobsled - BRONZE in Lake Placid (11/12), 8th in Park City (11/12), 10th in Whistler (11/12), SILVER in Winterberg (12/12), BRONZE in La Plagne (12/12), 8th in Koenigssee (1/13), 5th in Igls (1/13), BRONZE Team Event in Igls (1/13), SILVER in Sochi (2/13)
  • 2011-2012 Women's Bobsled - BRONZE in Igls (12/11), 8th in La Plagne (12/11), 4th in Winterberg (12/11), 5th in Koenigssee (1/12), 9th in St. Moritz (1/12)
  • 2011-2012 Women's Bobsled European Cup - BRONZE in Igls #1 (11/11), SILVER in Igls #2 (11/11), GOLD in Koenigssee #1 (11/11), GOLD in Koenigssee #2 (11/11), BRONZE in St. Moritz (1/12)
  • 2010-2011 Women's Bobsled World Cup- 6th in Lake Placid (12/10), 11th in Igls (1/11), 9th in Winterberg (1/11)
  • 2010-2011 Women's Bobsled European Cup- 7th in Winterberg #1 (12/10)
  • 2010-2011 Women's Bobsled North American Cup- 4th in Park City #1 (11/10), 4th in Park City #2 (11/10), GOLD in Calgary (11/10)
  • 2009-2010 Women's Bobsled for pilots Shauna Rohbock and Erin Pac -5th in Lake Placid (11/09), 5th in Cesana (12/09), BRONZE in Winterberg (12/09), 6th in Altenberg (12/09), 13th in St. Moritz (1/10), 4th in Igls (1/10)
  • 2008-2009 Women's Bobsled for pilot Erin Pac - BRONZE in Altenberg (12/08), 4th in Igls (12/08), 6th in St. Moritz #1 (1/09), 4th in St. Moritz #2 (1/09), GOLD in Whistler (2/09)
  • 2007-2008 Women's Bobsled for pilot Erin Pac -5th in Park City (12/07), 14th in Cesana (1/08), 17th in Konigssee (2/08), 7th in Winterberg (2/08)
Personal: Began bobsledding in 2007 before switching to the pilot's seat following the 2010 Winter Olympics....She married U.S. national team bobsledder Nicholas Taylor on April 24, 2014...She has two caps with the U.S. rugby 7s team, playing in tournaments in Guangzhou, China, and Amsterdam...Her post-bobsled career goal is to become the CEO of the USOC...Nine-time U.S. National Push Champion, as a pilot in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010; as a brakeman in 2009 and 2008...Four-time USABS Women's Bobsled Athlete of the Year (2017, 2015, 2014, 2012); Two-time Women's Bobsled Athletes' Choice Award (2013, 2012); 2015 Team of the Year Award; 2011 Rookie of the Year...Has both her bachelor's and master's degree from George Washington University, where she played softball...Also has her MBA from Keller Graduate School of DeVry University...Played professional softball prior to bobsledding...Interned for the IOC in Lusanne, Switzerland...Starting her fifth year as an Athlete Mentor for Classroom Champions, a non-profit organization partnering Olympic and Paralympic athletes with students and teachers in underserved communities. Currently working with students in the San Francisco Bay area and New York City.