Erin Hamlin

Olympic Bronze Medalist, World Champion, Luge

“Go big and follow your heart. Never let the judgement of another dictate the path of your future.”

As an elementary student, Erin was terribly afraid of crazy rides. That all changed when at just twelve years old, she decided to try a sport that was both exhilarating and electric: luge. Luge involves lying on a tiny sled and racing down an icy track at speeds in the range of 90 miles per hour, without brakes! She immediately fell in love with the sport and continued to practice speeding down the track.

It’s clear by Erin’s choice of sport that she is a determined and fierce competitor.  As a 3X Olympian and a 6x National Champion, Erin dominates the track.  She is also the first female American luger to medal at any Winter Olympics!

Erin loves to work with Classroom Champions students and has said that she finds it incredibly rewarding making a difference and helping students gain life skills. In addition, gaining new friends and fans has been amazing! She is thrilled to be returning for her fifth year as a mentor.

Erin really loves yoga and photography and is continuing to work towards achieving a post-secondary education.

Fun Fact: As a child, Erin hated bell peppers, but now loves them!

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