Sarah has developed an intimidating ROAR in the starting gate.
"My lioness roar is part of my start routine. I use it to really attack the course and let out all of those extra nerves..” The roar is unique to Sarah and has become her Signature Start just as the starting gate opens!
It seems apropos in both her aggressive skiing style of attacking the race course and in her voracious appetite to win races. Sarah has been likened to a lioness in both her prowess on the hill and her sheer beauty off the hill.
I am a superstitious person when it comes to numbers. My race bib numbers and chair lift numbers are something I pay close attention to. Four is my luckiest number as I won a World Cup event in 2005 at Lenzerheide and I won the Alpine Slalom National Championship wearing bib number four.
When it comes to chairlifts, well I will ride on -- or avoid -- a chairlift based on its number or combination of numbers.
As a Four-time Olympian, Sarah Schleper has come back in 2010 stronger than anyone expected (except Sarah and her father Buzz) with two top of podium wins under her belt this year.
Sarah recently captured her fourth U.S. slalom title, capping a caravanning two-year comeback after giving birth to her son, Lasse, in January 2008. Instead of settling into motherhood, she is making a great comeback!