Schaaf writes about transition from sled to announcing boothFebruary 16th, 2014 by cstark
Bremerton’s Bree Schaaf wrote a guest blog for Entertainment Weekly.
The skeleton athlete turned Olympic bobsledder (she was fifth in 2010 Games) turned NBC broadcaster writes:
I spent the first five years of my 12-year sliding career competing in skeleton before transitioning to the pilot seat of a bobsled. Twelve years of professional sleigh riding? Sounds like a Christmas movie starring the Lawrence brothers! But the few who have had the chance to give bobsled or skeleton a try just for “fun,” soon realize that it’s far too hardcore for made-for-TV movies. That is unless your brand of “fun” involves climbing into a washing machine, setting it on spin, getting pushed off a hill and slamming into boulders the whole way down. It is an almost violent 60 seconds, and something most people rarely want to repeat.
It sounds like she’s having a blast in Sochi. Here’s a recent tweet from Bree:
Here’s Bree calling John Daly’s disappointing run in the skeleton. The American had a bad start and Schaaf calls it right away. “Oh no! ….”