Two Mormons were named to the U.S. alpine ski team and one to the Canadian bobsled team this week. Steven Nyman of Sundance, Utah, and Erik Fisher of
Middleton, Idaho, will compete for Olympic gold in alpine skiing in Vancouver at the Winter
Games. David Bissett of Calgary, Canada, was named to the bobsled team on Wednesday, Jan. 27, according to the Vancouver National Post.
Other athletes who are members of The Church of Jesus Christof Latter-day Saints include:
- Noelle Pikus-Pace, of Eagle Mountain, Utah, U.S. skeleton
- Shauna Rohbock, of Park City, Utah, U.S. bobsled team
- Chris Fogt, of Alpine, Utah, U.S. bobsled team
- Torah Bright, of New South Wales, Australia, Australian snowboarder
- Christian Niccum, Woodinville, Wash., U.S. luge
Nyman, Rohbock, Bissett, Niccum and Bright competed in the 2006 Olympics in
Torino, Italy. Rohbock took home a silver medal.
Other LDS athletes in 2006 included lugers Michelle Despain, who
competed for Argentina and Werner Hoeger slid for his native
The Olympics start Feb. 12.