BATTLE CREEK, Mich.
April 9, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- With the close of the 2013 international ski competition seasons,
is proud to welcome two new athletes to
™ as they work their way to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Fresh off of the medal podium, ski jumper
and alpine skiing Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety join
11-person team of Olympic legends, athletes and hopefuls striving to represent Team
next year. Get to know the
athletes and follow them on their journey at
Hendrickson and Ligety are the newest
athletes to showcase how everyone from kids to athletes can realize their potential when they start the day right.
– Ski JumpingWhen
began skiing at the age of two, she could have never imagined to what great heights she would soar. Her father was a ski jumper and after watching her brother ski jump for two years, Hendrickson was no longer content to just sit on the sidelines. Today, 18-year-old Hendrickson flies through the air at an extraordinary 60 miles per hour and is the third-ever woman to win the ski jumping world championship. Hendrickson looks to continue to make history as women's ski jumping makes its debut at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
"Every day I love ski jumping more and more," said Hendrickson. "And I look at each morning as a fresh start to take on the day and continue doing what makes me happy."
Ted Ligety – Alpine SkiingGrowing up in
Park City, Utah
, it is not uncommon for kids to start skiing at a young age. However, not everyone becomes an Olympic medalist like Ted Ligety. Raised on the slopes, Ligety spent so much time skiing that he called the mountain his "babysitter" while growing up. It certainly paid off as Ligety raced his way from the
farm team up to the
ski team and finally the U.S. ski team. Ligety's drive and determination continued to help him earn Olympic gold at the
Games, and he has his sights set to do so again in 2014.
"I couldn't be more thrilled to join the incredible athletes on
and help show how a great start can lead to so many great things," said Ligety. "Breakfast fuels me for rigorous training each day, so it's an easy, but important part of performing your best."
- Gretchen Bleiler –Snowboarding
- Heath Calhoun – Paralympic Alpine Skiing
- Jim Craig – Ice Hockey Legend & Team Co-Captain
- Meryl Davis & Charlie White – Ice Dancing
- Sarah Hendrickson – Ski Jumping
- Ted Ligety – Alpine Skiing
- Noelle Pikus-Pace – Skeleton
- Amy Purdy – Paralympic Snowboarding
- Kristi Yamaguchi – Figure Skating Legend & Team Co-Captain
- Torin Yater-Wallace – Freeskiing
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Kellogg Company and USOC Relationship ContinuesDating back to 1976, Kellogg Company has a long history of helping athletes start the day off right through its support of the United States Olympic Committee. Looking forward, Kellogg is proud to
support the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams for the 2014 and 2016 Games, as well as Team
athletes at the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. Kellogg's products are available to Team
athletes at all U.S. Olympic Training Centers in
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Lake Placid, N.Y.
Chula Vista, Calif.
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