Person of the Week: 5/30
One of the reasons we love participating in festivals and other events around Atlanta is the fact that we never know who we’ll meet on our tour.
During the 2010 Taste of Douglasville event, we had the pleasure of meeting native Georgian, Elana Meyers, 2010 Olympic Bronze Medalist – USA Bobsled. She and her sister stopped by the People You Need to Know tent and shared some positive energy.
Elana is no stranger to professional sports, her father is a former running back for the Atlanta Falcons.
Elana began the sport of bobsled in 2007, making the national team in her rookie season. In 2008, she won her first World Cup medal,a bronze with driver Shauna Rohbock. She followed the performance with a gold medal at the inaugural World Cup in Whistler, Canada. At the 2009 World Championships, Meyers pushed with driver Shauna Rohbock to win silver.
Meyers graduated from George Washington University in Washington D.C. in January 2006 with a B.S. in Exercise Science. While at George Washington, she played shortstop and pitcher for the softball team. Meyers was named to the ECAC Division I softball All-Star team in July 2007 for leading the Colonials to their first ever Atlantic 10 Tournament appearance with a game-winning grand slam in her final home game. In addition to bobsled, Meyers also plays for the Mid-Michigan Ice, a professional softball team based in Midland, Michigan.
People You Need to Know is proud to salute Elana Meyers as our Person of the Week!
- 2010 Olympic Winter Games – Bronze medalist with partner Erin Pac
- 2009-2010 World Cup as push athlete for Shauna Rohbock & 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)
- 2009 U.S. National Bobsled Push Champion
- Silver at 2009 World Championship in Lake Placid (2/09) 2008-2009 World Cup
- 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 at Whistler (2/09)
- 2007-2008 World Cup as push athlete for Erin Pac
- 5th in Park City (12/07), 14th in Cesana (1/08), 17th in Konigssee (2/08), 7th in Winterberg (2/08)
- 7th at World Championship in Altenberg, Germany (2/08