Grace cultivated and used these various techniques to transform herself from a ‘walk-on’ college athlete into a 5 x U.S. Champion, 5 x World Championship Team Member, and a 2 x Olympian.
When she’s not coaching, you can find her hiking trails with her two dogs and kiddos, running a highly esteemed Shakespeare for Kids Summer Camp, practicing Inneryoga, or ‘glamping’ yurt-style with her kids and own private superhero Special Forces/Peace Officer Husband.
a family legacy
Embracing my family legacy and history. Being the youngest of four siblings, I’m proud and grateful for the path that they’ve ALL carved out.
My brother, Chip Upshaw, had incredible success in the hurdles, long jump, and sprints at the high school level, and still holds many of our local high school records.
My sister, Merry Upshaw Irwin, was a two-time All-American and school record holder in the 800 meters at Linfield College.
My maternal grandfather, “Stormin” Norman Jackson, was a successful sprinter with a time of 9.3 in the 100yd dash in 1930!