An entire community cheering from thousands of miles away, as Team USA Olympic luger Erin Hamlin's alma mater Remsen Junior-Senior High school, hosts early morning viewing parties for the competition in PyeongChang, South Korea.
The Winter Olympics still managed to dominate Friday's ratings although fans could read about the PyeongChang Opening Ceremony for hours before NBC shared the footage. She was a gymnast at the time and couldn't get enough of the U.S. Women's Team - The Magnificent Seven as they came to be known.
Summer Britcher was 19th and Emily Sweeney crashed out midway through her final run.
Hamlin is set to compete on Monday in the women's singles event first and second runs, beginning at 5:50 a.m. EST, and again on Tuesday for the third and fourth runs starting at 5:30 a.m. EST.
News cameras were there in August 1999 when a 12-year-old Hamlin and her brother, joined by her mom and aunt from Liverpool, went down the hill in a luge for the first time.
One swimming champ who won gold in Barcelona in 1992 said on Twitter she will be sleeping in her team US beenie to prepare for the games to kick off. "I will never forget it".
While Hamlin did already find a gown, she told Us she couldn't begin fittings until closer to the big day, thanks to her training.
Officials said she had now reached the epitome of being an Olympian. "I've always stayed true to what works for me, and that means keeping things consistent". She just happen to have what they. they saw something in her that they were looking for. She's also crossed paths with a lot of the other Team USA athletes when they're all at team processing, when they get their gear for the games.
"Kind of [on] a whim just decided that it would be something cool to try", Hamlin said.
This week, it's all about the gold, but Erin Hamlin's also thinking about diamonds!