Kate Elizabeth Hansen is an American luger who has competed since 2003. In 2008, she became the youngest Junior World Champion, at age fifteen.
California niño, grew up surfing and skiing. Played every sport in the book until I sold my soul for 11 years to be a professional athlete in a sport called Luge. I got recruited when I was 10 years old and at 15 I moved out of the house to pursue the Olympic pipe dream. A few concussions and broken bones later, I had the opportunity to race for Team USA in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. I danced my way into the top ten and had the time of my life. Sochi was the last time I was on ice and I haven’t looked back.
I graduated from Brigham Young University and had a solid run working part-time with a mic in hand for the Dodgers and NBC Sports. I just barely learned how to put on makeup so they were kind enough to put me in front of the camera for so many years.