Katie Uhlaender 2008
Nationally, worldwide, Katie Uhlaender is the absolute best skeleton racer there is. And, that makes her Colorado’s Sportswoman of the Year. Skeleton is that “gentle” winter sport where competitors fling themselves on a little sled and race down an icy track, head first, at speeds up to 80-miles-an-hour. Uhlaender is a 2-time World Cup champion and is ready to bring back gold from the 2010 Winter Games in Canada. She describes her sport as “relaxed chaos”. And, that attitude makes this Sportswoman of the Year, the best on the entire planet.