Serving U.S. Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Brianna Pritchard is pictured training in Iraq for her Olympic dream as a breakdancer.
The 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris will see breakdancing make its Olympic debut, and the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter mechanic from Anchorage, Alaska, is hoping to represent her country.
Pritchard is now stationed at Al Asad Airbase in Iraq where she will be until early 2022, complicating her drive to qualify for the Olympics.
Although she stands in a very good position, she’s facing a lot of great female competition in the United States.
“Thankfully, I already won two Olympic qualifiers online, due to COVID, and I still hold enough points to be a high-ranking competitor in the national qualifier,” she explains.
“My number one goal in my life is to be an Olympian. I am hoping to secure a spot on the national team,” said Pritchard. “No matter what, I will not stop training. I have been doing this before they announced that breaking will be in the Olympics. That’s what I do. I’m a very driven individual, that’s who I am.”