Brita Sigourney '08 wins bronze at Winter Olympics
Brita Sigourney '08 wins bronze at Winter Olympics

Brita Sigourney '08 is an Olympic bronze medalist.

She sealed her place on the podium during the women's freeski halfpipe competition after she pulled down a score of 91.60 on her third run, edging out teammate Annalisa Drew. Santa Catalina students watching in the dining room during Community Dinner cheered.

It was Brita's second trip to the Winter Olympics, having finished in sixth place at the 2014 games in Sochi. And though she is a three-time X-Games medalist, winning the bronze in Pyeongchang was something special.

"This time I really wanted it," she told the Bay Area News Group. "To see me pull it off, I don't know, I'm still in shock. I didn't know I could do that. Just to see myself compete under that kind of pressure and pull it off, I'm just so relieved."

Growing up, Brita's parents drove her from Carmel to Lake Tahoe to go skiing every weekend. They were there when she won bronze.

Congratulations, Brita!

Watch Brita's family—including sister Elsbeth Sigourney Schroeder '01—cheer her on from Carmel.

Read about Santa Catalina's viewing party.

(Photo via U.S. Freeski Team)

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