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Athlete Biography

Army Sgt. Shauna Rohbock

ArmySgt. Shauna Rohbock grew up in Utah and attended Brigham Young University, where she received honors as an All-American Athlete in soccer, and track and field. She played professional soccer after college for the San Diego Spirit in the women’s professional soccer league, until the league folded.

Rohbock participated in the 1999 U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation open tryout and fell in love with the sport, competing even during her professional soccer career.

She joined the Utah Army National Guard in 2000 and competed for a push athlete slot on the 2002 Olympic Team. She then began training as a sled driver to improve her chances of participating in the 2006 Olympics. She started driving during the 2003 season.

Rohbock has set records in nearly every one of her competitive races. Together with Valerie Fleming, Rohbock set four start records in the 2004-2005 season. Then in 2006, she achieved her dream of winning the Silver medal in women’s bobsled at the 2006 Olympic Games.

Athletic achievements include:

  • 2006 Olympic Silver medalist, Torino, Italy Bronze medal winner at 2007 World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland Finished 2006-2007 World Cup Season with two Gold medals, four Silvers, one Bronze, and one fourth-place finish Finished 2006-2007 season as second-ranked driver in the world Won three Bronze medals and a Silver during the 2005-2006 World Cup season
  • 2004-2005 World Championship Bronze medalist, breaking the start and track records in Calgary Finished fifth overall in the 2004-2005 World Cup season, winning a Silver and two Bronze medals Set start records at every track (including Torino, Italy) during the 2004-2005 World Cup season—except Lake Placid, N.Y., where she had already claimed the record Won Silver medals at the 2003, 2004 and 2005 U.S. Nationals Played professional soccer for San Diego Spirit Named All-American in soccer and track & field twice at Brigham Young University Has six siblings, five sisters and a brother, and is in the middle of the group Member of the Utah Army National Guard

Noteworthy

  • 2006 Olympic Silver medalist, Torino, Italy
  • Bronze medal winner at 2007 World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • Finished 2006-2007 World Cup Season with two Gold medals, four Silvers, one Bronze, and one fourth-place finish
  • Finished 2006-2007 season as second-ranked driver in the world
  • Won three Bronze medals and a Silver during the 2005-2006 World Cup season
  • 2004-2005 World Championship Bronze medalist, breaking the start and track records in Calgary
  • Finished fifth overall in the 2004-2005 World Cup season, winning a Silver and two Bronze medals
  • Set start records at every track (including Torino, Italy) during the 2004-2005 World Cup season—except Lake Placid, N.Y., where she had already claimed the record
  • Won Silver medals at the 2003, 2004 and 2005 U.S. Nationals
  • Played professional soccer for San Diego Spirit
  • Named All-American in soccer and track & field twice at Brigham Young University
  • Has six siblings, five sisters and a brother, and is in the middle of the group
  • Member of the Utah Army National Guard

Role Model

Rohbock says her biggest role model is two-time Olympic Gold and one-time Olympic Silver medalist Julie Foudy. “Julie has done so much for sports and women. She is an amazing athlete and person.”

In Her Own Words

“I’ve always wanted to be a driver; I’ve always wanted to be in control.”