Who is Annie O'Shea?
In high school, O’Shea was approached by the father of fellow Long Island native John Daly at a track event. Daly’s father noticed that she found success in the same track events as his son, and suggested that she try skeleton. O’Shea was a state champion in pentathlon, but decided to give the winter sport a try.
Daly and O’Shea are now on the U.S. skeleton national team together.
2015-16 World Cup season. She placed top-six in each of the final seven races of the season, including her first World Cup race victory. She finished the season ranked fourth overall.
O’Shea is not an “adrenaline junkie,” unlike most other Winter Olympians. She has a fear of falling from heights and does not enjoy rock climbing.
O’Shea wears a necklace in the shape of a four-leaf clover to represent herself and her three sisters.
Her favorite Irish saying is: "May you always walk in sunshine. May you never want for more. May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door."
Off the ice
Despite being a winter athlete, O’Shea loves trips to the beach and relaxing in the sand.
O’Shea is also a member of the Dicks Sporting Goods Contenders program, which helps raises money for youth sports programs.