The U.S. women's eight rowing team thrives under pressure.
They've won a string of eight world championships and most recently, brought home a third straight Olympic gold medal at this year's Rio Games.
How do they continually perform at their best on the biggest of stages?
They tune out distractions, focus on themselves, and trust their team to do the best they can.
As Kerry Simmonds, six-time national team member, told CNBC: "We trust our teammates to be there for us, and having that trust makes it easier to mentally line up for that race. You do get nervous, but it's exciting too, and you know that each person in that boat has your back."