Feb 27, 2014 • By

Two American gold medalists honored by Wheaties

Wheaties boxes featuring American gold medalists Mikaela Shiffrin and Sage Kotsenburg will appear on store shelves soon. In a press release issued this morning, Wheaties announced that the skier and snowboarder will join the Team Wheaties family.

Shiffrin made her mark in Sochi on the slopes as she became the youngest alpine skier to ever win gold. She also ended an American drought by becoming the first American to win the slalom event in 42 years.


“This has been an unbelievable experience and proves that all of the time, hard work and determination paid off. I hope that I can be a role model for other young skiers trying to accomplish their goals,” Shiffrin said.

Kotsenburg gave an awe-inspiring snowboarding performance in Sochi and with the world watching, he landed a trick he had never tried previously, – a “1620 Japan Air.” He was the first U.S. athlete to win Gold in Sochi.


“Standing on top of the podium was a huge honor and words can’t describe how awesome it feels to join the amazing athletes who have come before me as part of the Wheaties legacy,” Kotsenburg said.

Jim Wilson, marketing manager for Wheaties, noted, “Both Mikaela and Sage bring tremendous dedication and commitment to their sports while embodying the talent, heart and strength that are the epitome of true champions.”

You can see interviews with Shiffrin and Kotsenburg on our YouTube channel. And, you can find more images on our Flickr channel.

To find out more about Wheaties and all of the athletes on the team visit Wheaties.com or Facebook.com/Wheaties.