Five fun questions to get to know Katie Uhlaender
Do you have pets?
Rosa Lee (Rosie)—she’s the best and a service dog to facilitate limiting my susceptibility to a concussion. She snores and passes gas a lot, she's a Frenchie who prefers Spanish or Dutch to English as a language. Rosalita is her favorite nickname.
She has her own Instagram:
If you are to indulge, what’s your go-to meal, snack and dessert?
Chocolate, pizza, did I mention chocolate?
What would people be surprised to learn about training for the Olympics?
It's not easy, it's not glamorous, but it's satisfying. Every day is a dream come true, and I love what I do. The best part is inspiring others to chase their dreams.
Are there any misconceptions about your sport that you would like to clear up?
It's not that dangerous. It's the safest sport out of all the sliding sports, and the safest one I've done at such a high level. It's secretly the most fun thing EVER!!!
What advice would you give to a young student or child just starting out in your sport?
Ask an annoying amount of questions. Make sure you understand every aspect of what you’re doing and why. The biggest thing is why. That will fuel you and teach you. My father said if I wanted to be good at something I had to watch.