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Pepperdine University alumna Lauren Gibbs (left) pushes the bobsled with pilot Jamie Greubel Poser during the 2017-2018 World Cup in Park City last November. Photos by Molly Choma
This month, Lauren Gibbs is to compete in the Winter Olympics with the U.S. Olympic Women’s Bobsled Team.
Lauren Gibbs, a Pepperdine University alumna, will compete with the U.S. Olympic Women’s Bobsled Team on Feb. 20-21.
Olympic weight limits for the sled and crew are about 717 pounds, meaning Lauren Gibbs needs to weigh roughly 176 pounds and drop muscle weight while maintaining strength.
Lauren Gibbs's deadlift of 425 pounds and back squat marks of 375 pounds turned heads at the gym and led to her being told she should try out for the U.S. Women’s Team.
Lauren Gibbs, a 2014 Pepperdine University alumna, is pictured at the World Cup in 2017-18.
Chris Megginson, Freelance Reporter
10:19 am PST February 7, 2018
Lauren Gibbs, a 2014 Pepperdine alumna and Los Angeles native, will compete in the Winter Olympics as the brakeman to push start and stop Team USA’s two-woman sled piloted by two-time Olympic medalist Elana Meyers Taylor.