Team Whiteface Lake Placid


Whiteface Lake Placid has an honored Olympic history. In addition, to hosting two Winter Olympics the region has sent athletes to every winter games since their inception in 1924, even winning the first Gold medal ever awarded to a Winter Olympian, Charles Jewtraw of Lake Placid in 1924. This year the tradition continues with the athletes of TEAM WHITEFACE LAKE PLACID. Our Olympians are focused on realizing their dreams, but it takes the support of the community to make an Olympian. Whiteface Lake Placid is committed to the dreams of each generation through its support of local athletes. Seven athletes make up this year's Whiteface Lake Placid team and we are proud to cheer them on as they compete on the world stage and go for gold in in World Cup competition and beyond.

Lowell Bailey
Hometown: Lake Placid, NY
Sport: Biathlon
Date of Birth: 07/15/1981

"Bailey's two passions in life are biathlon and music. He has a travel guitar that he brings on the road with him during biathlon competitions and training camps. He even played at his team manager's wedding. He also plays mandolin in two local bluegrass bands in the Lake Placid area, Swimming with Champy and Big Slyde ( He writes and performs his own songs as a singer-songwriter solo act as well."

Photo courtesy of US Biathlon/Nordic Focus

To learn more about Lowell or the sport of Biathlon follow Lowell on twitter or check out his website

Tim Burke
Hometown: Paul Smiths, NY
Sport: Biathlon
Date of Birth: 02/03/1982

"Tim grew up in the small town of Paul Smiths, New York, which is located just outside of the Olympic village of Lake Placid. With abundant winter snow and an active family, Tim started skiing and competing from a very young age. After competing in Nordic skiing since childhood, Tim tried biathlon when he was 13 and never looked back."

Photo courtesy of US Biathlon/Nordic Focus

 To learn more about Tim or the sport of Biathlon follow Tim on facebook and twitter

Annelies Cook
Hometown: Saranac Lake, NY
Sport: Biathlon
Date of Birth: 08/01/1984

"I grew up in Saranac Lake, a small town in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. I have spent most of my life skiing and running around in the woods with my family and I was lucky enough to grow up in a region that supports and values many Olympic dreams. Most of my teammates on the US Biathlon Team are people that I have known my entire life and have spent countless hours trying to keep up with as a child."

Photo courtesy of US Biathlon/Nordic Focus

To learn more about Annelies or the sport of Biathlon follow Annelies on facebook or on her Blog

Bill Demong
Hometown: Lake Placid, NY
Sport: Nordic Combined
Date of Birth: 03/29/1980

"The American catalyst that shook the nordic world in Vancouver, Billy Demong has not slowed down since his historic Olympic win on the large hill. Since then he got married, started raising a son and returned to competitive form after a brief break from the sport—just in time for another run at gold."

To learn more about Bill or the sport of Nordic Combined follow Bill on twitter 

Jamie Greubel
Hometown: Lake Placid, NY
Sport: Women's Bobsled
Date of Birth: 11/09/1983

"Jamie Greubel joined the US bobsled team in the 2007-2008 season after her college track teammate encouraged her to try the sport. She was a member of the track team at Cornell University, and made a smooth transition to running on ice as a brakeman. The powerful athlete opted to become a driver midway through her career after winning multiple medals on the America's Cup tour, and has emerged as one of the nation's most promising women's pilots. Greubel teamed with Emily Azevedo to earn her first World Cup medal, silver, in La Plagne, France during the 2012-2013 season." She finished the 2013-14 season with Gold in Igls, Silver & Bronze in Park City, and Bronze in Lake Placid." During the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia Greubel and brakeman Aja Evans took home a Bronze medal.  The following 2014-15 World Cup season saw the pair grab four Bronze medals and a Silver. 

To learn more about Jamie or the sport of Women's Bobsled follow Jamie on facebook and twitter

Erin Hamlin
Hometown: Remsen, NY
Sport: Women's Luge
Date of Birth: 11/19/1986

Hamlin, the 2009 women's singles luge world champion, raced in both the 2006 and 2010 Olympic Winter Games, posting 16th and 12th place finishes, respectively. In the 2014 Sochi Olympics she captured a Bronze in the women's singles competition.

To learn more about Erin or the sport of Women's Luge follow Erin on facebook and twitter

Chris Mazdzer
Hometown: Saranac Lake, NY
Sport: Men's Luge
Date of Birth: 06/26/1988

Mazdzer captured a 13th place finish during the 2010 men's singles luge Olympic event. In 2014-15 he won two World Cup silver medals and finished 6th at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics .

 To learn more about Chris or the sport of Luge follow Chris on Facebook and twitter

Andrew Weibrecht
Hometown: Lake Placid, NY
Sport: Alpine Skiing
Date of Birth: 02/10/1986

"Andrew Weibrecht is sibling number four of five and took up skiing after he begged his parents to let him join older brother Jonathan at Whiteface, NY, the site of the 1980 Olympic Games. Now one of the most exhilarating ski racers to watch kick out of the start gate, Weibrecht has grown from the kid swinging on his parents chandeliers to the 2010 Olympic Super G bronze medalist." Andrew returned from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics with a Silver medal in Super G."

To learn more about Andrew or the sport of Alpine Skiing follow Andrew on twitter or on his blog