Lauren Brzozowski ’19 selected for U.S. World Cup bobsled team

Brzozowski, a member of Elon's track and field team while a student, was one of three female pilots selected by USA Bobsled/Skeleton for the 2023-24 IBSF World Cup competition season.

An Elon alumna working to earn a spot on the U.S. bobsled team at the 2026 Winter Olympics in Italy has been tapped for the USA Bobsled/Skeleton team for the upcoming World Cup competition season.

Lauren Brzozowski (left) with teammate Michelle Szlauko in 2022.

USA Bobsled/Skeleton (USABS) announced that Lauren Brzozowski ’19 will be one of three female pilots on the team of 18 male and female athletes. This will be Brzozowski’s first season on the World Cup team and comes with four years under her belt as a bobsled athlete. She was the first woman to ever receive the overall monobob award in the IBSF North American Cup division.

Today at Elon last year featured Brzozowski’s ongoing pursuit of a spot on the bobsled team at the 2026 Winter Olympics following her participation in the 2022 IBSF Junior World Championships in Austria during which she and her teammate put together a stronger performance than they had expected.

Brzozowski attended Elon on a full scholarship as a member of its track and field team, specializing in 200- and 400-meter events. She had pursued track in Europe following her graduation from Elon but then transitioned to winter sports, inspired in part by fellow Elon alumna Veronica Day ’11, who became a member of the USA Skeleton team.

“I’ve learned that there’s a lot of other great things I can do with this sport in terms of inspiring others, being a motivational speaker, giving back to my community, helping other athletes do stuff that they didn’t think that could accomplish,” Brzozowski told Today at Elon. “It’s incredible how much a little story like mine can go beyond the ice.”