Michelle Despain

Michelle Despain Hoeger (born November 5, 1984) is an Argentine-American luge athlete who competed for Argentina in the 2006 Winter Olympics. Her husband is Chris Hoeger.[1]

Michelle Despain
Personal information
Full nameMichelle Despain Hoeger
Born (1984-11-05) November 5, 1984 (age 36)
Rosario, Argentina
Spouse(s)Chris Hoeger
Sport
CountryArgentina
SportLuge

Despain, whose mother is from Argentina and father is from Utah, was born in Rosario, Argentina and grew up in Provo, Utah. Despain is a Latter-day Saint.[citation needed]

Despain worked for Isagenix, a consumer products firm in Chandler, Arizona, in the customer service department. Her father is vice president of marketing for the company. She graduated with an associate degree from Utah Valley State College in 2004 and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brigham Young University in 2006.[citation needed]

Despain has been competing in the luge since 2003 at the age of 19. She finished 29th in the women's singles event at the 2005 FIL World Luge Championships in Park City, Utah. She finished 24th of 32 competitors in the women's singles event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.[citation needed]