More About Rowena Bright
Hometown: Cooma, Australia
Career: Placed 24th-combined in the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics -Took 14th-combined in the St. Anton World Championships in 2001-Placed 10th-combined and 16th the in the slalom at the World Junior Championships in 2000 Continental Cup Series winner in slalom in ‘00 and ‘01.
Rowena Bright, about herself (February 9, 2006)
“My ski career has now ended and a new and wonderful life has begun. After competing in the 2002 Games I was recruited by the University of Utah Ski team. For the past three years I have raced on the College Circuit and studied Interior Design and English. To compete in the Olympic Games was a dream I had in my head since the age of four, I am not sure how I really got there, but my young life was spent training to fulfill this dream. I did not perform at my best and an overall disappointing season in 2002 led me to consider the option of going to University in the United States. It was at the University of Utah that I found my soul mate. We married in July 2003.
Now I know why I wanted to be a skier and compete in the Olympics so much. I don’t know how else I would have found him! The more I live, the more I believe that there is a plan, a mission for every one of us here and as we try to live by the dictates of our own conscience, we are led and guided by a God who loves and cares. I am grateful to know of a religion (Mormonism) that I feel gives truths and guidelines to help me govern my life. I know that in living this lifestyle there are so many chances for joy…. for a happy life.”