Red Gerard Overslept After a Late Night of Netflix and Still Won Olympic Gold

Gerard had spent the previous few days hanging with his roommate and teammate, Kyle Mack, watching Netflix, trying to keep a low profile. He had zonked out the previous night during an episode of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Gerard was supposed to get up at 6 a.m. At 6:20, Mack said, “Red, you out of bed yet?” He wasn’t. Eventually, he rolled out, grabbed an egg sandwich with ham, avocado and cheese, panicked that he couldn’t find his puffy jacket, borrowed Mack’s and headed to the hill. (x)


Red Gerard said he got a Snapchat [the morning of the final] around 8:30 a.m. from his group of 17 people that is in Pyeongchang, South Korea to support him for the Games: “They were all shotgunning beers on the way to the mountains.” (x)