TEAM USA: Who is Bradie Tennell?

A newcomer to the international figure skating stage is a big one to watch in the Olympics: Bradie Tennell.

The 19-year-old just started competing at this level a year ago and already is taking the ice skating world by storm.

After a big win at the U.S. National Championships, she earned her ticket to Pyeongchang, but she says the whole experience has been surreal.

"I can remember, you know, dreaming about it and being like, ‘Mom, I wonder what it would be like to march in the Opening Ceremonies with all those athletes and the cameras and, oh my goodness, how cool that would be,’ and now I get to go live it. Like, it's crazy," she said.

At U.S. Nationals, where Tennell made the Olympic team, she skated to the music from "Cinderella," which she says is one of her favorite movies.

Olympic Experience
Olympian (2018)

Other Career Highlights
2017 ISU World Junior Championships, 7th
2016 ISU World Junior Championships, 11th

Personal: Daughter of Jean...Has two younger brothers, Austin and Shane, who play ice hockey...Began ice skating at age 2...Volunteers at an assisted living home each week...Enjoys cooking, swimming and skiing.