5 Fast Facts on Andrew Weibrecht: NY's Alpine Skiing ‘Warhorse' Going for Gold in Pyeongchang

Born and raised in Lake Placid, Alpine skier Andrew Weibrecht will turn 32 as the Olympics in Pyeongchang get underway. One of the biggest surprises at the Vancouver Games in 2010, the birthday boy nicknamed "Warhorse" is looking to add to his growing list of Olympic medals.

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Born and raised in Lake Placid, Alpine skier Andrew Weibrecht will turn 32 as the Olympics in Pyeongchang get underway. One of the biggest surprises at the Vancouver Games in 2010, the birthday boy nicknamed "Warhorse" is looking to add to his growing list of Olympic medals.
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Weibrecht was inspired to start skiing after watching his older brother, Jonathan, according to NBCOlympics.com.
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Weibrecht was the surprise of Vancouver, coming in third place in the Super-G to earn a bronze at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. He did even better in Sochi, earning a silver, and hopes to take home the gold in Pyeongchang. He has performed his best at the Olympics, coming in no better than ninth in various events in the World Championships between 2009 and 2015.
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Weibrecht is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds. He'll turn 32 on Feb. 10, the first Saturday of the Olympics in Pyeongchang.
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He's nicknamed "Warhorse" for the way he attacks the mountain. He also has two brothers and two sisters, a daughter named Addy and likes to fish, hunt, hike, camp and bike in his spare time.
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