Hi, my name is Emily Cook and I am a vetran on the US Ski Team. At the young age of 13, I made it my mission to represent team USA on the world's biggest stage-the Olympics. Many tears later, I have qualified for three Olympic Games, stood on the World Cup podium ten times and have won 6 US National titles. I'm going for one more - Sochi 2014 and am looking to bring home a medal for Team USA! Thanks so much for your support.
As such a long term member of Team USA, I have learned that being an athlete is a very powerful tool to make a difference in the world. I am an active athlete ambassador with Right to Play (www.righttoplay.com) and Kids Play Int'l (www.kidsplayintl.org) and have had the privilege of traveling around the world to Jordan, Rwanda and Tanzania with these organizations bringing the life lessons of sport to the world's most disadvantaged kids. I am also a board member of The Speedy Foundation (www.thespeedyfoundation.org) to help prevent suicide, help eliminate the stigma of depression and anxiety and increse awareness of mentla health in our athlete communities.
I believe that being a successfull athlete comes with the opportunity to bring positive change to the world and that continued success would contribute to making that difference.
Your story, your background
I started skiing and gymnastics at the age of 4, and have been training to reach my dreams ever since. The support I have received from my family, friends and sponsors is truly what has kept me going, and for that I am incredibly thankful. I can't wait to share my Sochi Olympic experience with everyone who has helped me get there.
What you need
Being an athlete is a full time job, requiring long days of training year-round. Any support received is very appreciated.
2x Olympian (qualified in 2002, but an injury kept me from competition)
10x World Cup podium finisher
2nd place world ranking - 2013
1st place World Cup Final, Bukovel, Ukraine - 2013