Stacey Cook is a four-time Olympian in downhill skiing, including competing in the 2018 Olympic Games in South Korea. She first made the U.S. Ski Team in 2003 at the age of 19.
She started skiing at age 4 in the Lake Tahoe area, and when she was 10 she got a scholarship for the ski racing program at Northstar. She won the first race. She wanted to try downhill skiing, but her coaches resisted.
Stacey ended up moving to the Mammoth Mountain ski racing team just a few hours south in California and has been flying downhill ever since. She followed her heart, found a different racing program and became an Olympic athlete.
Stacey has described herself as "resilient, relentless and fearless," words we LOVE at Moxy Girl. She has volunteered for years with the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation, an organization that supports and funds athletic and educational programs for children.
What is Stacey's advice to other Moxy Girls?
Keep your head down and your chin up.
Thanks for being a Moxy Girl, Stacey! Read more about Stacey.