Date of Birth:  February 21, 1980
 Place of Birth: Saskatoon, SK
 Residence: Calgary, AB
 Years on National Team:
 Height:  5'9"
 Weight: 154 lbs

Regan Lauscher made history when she claimed second place at the Lake Placid luge event in December of 2004, as she became the first Canadian athlete to ever claim a silver medal at a World Cup luge event.

She followed up that impressive result with third and fourth-place finishes during the remainder of the 2004-05 World Cup season and comes to the Turin Games with a solid shot to be on the podium once again.

The Saskatoon-native first took up natural luge at the age of 14. Three years later, she made the transition to traditional luge (with curves) and has never looked back. Soon after, in 1998, she made the national team, based in Calgary, and has been a mainstay ever since.

As the only woman on the team from 1999-2003, including a disappointing trip to the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, in which she finished 12th in the singles event, Lauscher will definitely appreciate the team aspect more this time as two other female teammates are slated to be along for the ride.

The new faces should come in handy during the Games with Lauscher set to celebrate her 26th birthday on February 21. Hopefully it will be the second celebration for her during the Games with the luge competition set to be contested a week earlier on February 13 and 14.

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