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LAURENNE ROSS
Sport Discipline: Alpine
2014 Olympic Events: Super Combined
Height: 5-8
Weight: 145
DOB: 8/17/88
Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta
Hometown: Bend, Ore.
Current Residence: Bend, Ore.
High School: Klamath Union High School (Klamath Falls, Ore.) '06
College: University Of Oregon, Art
Coach(es): Alex Hoedlmoser, Chip White
ROAD TO SOCHI
Ross was one of six American women to earn a world cup podium spot in 2013, posting a second-place finish in downhill at the world cup stop in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Demonstrating her versatility, she then won the super-G title at the 2013 National Championships. After earning an 11th-place finish in super combined at the 2013 World Championships, she is looking to carry her momentum into the Sochi Games as she makes her Olympic debut.
PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2013 World Championships, 11th (super combined), 26th (super-G)
  • 2012-13 World Cup standings, 13th (super-G), 16th (downhill), 26th (overall)
  • 2012-13 Garmisch-Partenkirchen World Cup, silver (downhill), 9th (super-G)
  • 2013 national super-G champion
  • 2011 World Championships, 10th (downhill), 16th (super-G), 28th (super combined)
  • 2010-11 World Cup standings, 16th (super-G)
  • Five-time world cup top-10 finisher (2011-13)
  • Six-time national championships top-three finisher (2008, 2010, 2012-13)
PERSONAL
Daughter of Robert and Janey Ross…Has two sisters, Allana and Hilary…Grandfather, Allan Purvis, is an Olympic gold medalist and former team captain of Canada's 1952 Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team…Hobbies include singing, reading, knitting, drawing, photography, and playing the guitar, violin and piano.
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