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2014 Winter Olympics: Military Olympians

News Stories

Soldiers Past, Present Strike Bronze At Sochi Games

A former Soldier and an active-duty captain teamed with two civilians to win an Olympic bronze medal in four-man bobsleigh for Team USA on Sunday at the Sanki Sliding Center here. Story

Soldiers Face Climb in Four-Man Bobsled Race

Despite being the reigning Olympic four-man bobsled champion, former U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program driver Steven Holcomb and his "Night Train 2" crew face an uphill climb to reach the medal podium. Story

Soldier Olympians Bring Home Five Medals From Sochi

Former and active-duty soldiers from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program played a major role in five of the United States' 28 Olympic medals won at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Story

Former Soldier Wins Olympic Bobsled Bronze Medal

Former U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program bobsledder Steven Holcomb and Team USA civilian brakeman Steve Langton have become the first U.S. athletes in 62 years to win a two-man bobsled Olympic medal. Story

Army Coach Leads Team USA to More Olympic Medals

U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program and Team USA Olympic skeleton coach Sgt. 1st Class Tuffy Latour received a whole lot of love from his team on Valentine's Night at Sanki Sliding Centre. Story

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Paralympics

Fireworks erupt over Fisht Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, March 7, 2014. Photo courtesy of Sochi 2014

U.S. Paralympic Team Includes 8 Army Veterans

An active-duty soldier and seven Army veterans are competing this week in the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Story

2014 Paralympic Winter Games Open in Sochi

The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games opened in Sochi, Russia, March 7 with a ceremony called "Breaking the Ice," honoring the strength of the human spirit. Story

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Athlete Profiles

Army Sgt. 1st Class Tuffield Latour

Army Sgt. 1st Class Tuffield Latour

Army Staff Sgt. William Tavares

Army Staff Sgt. William Tavares

Army Sgt. Justin Olsen

Army Sgt. Justin Olsen

Army Sgt. Matt Mortensen

Army Sgt. Matt Mortensen

Army 1st Lt. Michael Kohn

Army 1st Lt. Michael Kohn

Army Sgt. Preston Griffall

Army Sgt. Preston Griffall

Army Capt. Chris Fogt

Army Capt. Chris Fogt

Army Sgt. Nick Cunningham

Army Sgt. Nick Cunningham

Army Sgt. Dallas Robinson

Army Sgt. Dallas Robinson

Army Staff Sgt. Jen Lee

Army Staff Sgt. Jen Lee

Army 1st Lt. Kristi Koplin

Army 1st Lt. Kristi Koplin

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Photo Essays

Photo Essay: Soldiers Compete in Sochi Olympics

Soldiers Compete in Sochi Olympics

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Army Sgt. 1st Class Tuffield "Tuffy" Latour

Army Sgt. 1st Class Tuffield “Tuffy” Latour
Skeleton Coach

Event: Skeleton
Age: 45
Hometown: Saranac Lake, N.Y.
High School: Linton High School, Schenectady, N.Y.
College: Ashford University, Liberty University
Career field: Engineer
Military Assignment: Vermont National Guard/U.S. Army World Class Athlete program

Four-time Olympic coach Army Sgt. 1st Class Tuffield “Tuffy” Latour is back with Team USA after a stint with the Canadian national team. His relationship with the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program began as bobsled pilot who finished ninth at the 1995 World Championships. He coached the U.S. women’s bobsled team to silver medals at the World Championships in 2000 and 2001, and gold at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. He coached the U.S. men to silver and bronze medals at the World Championships in 2003 and ’04. He led Canada’s women to gold and silver medals at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, and the four-man squad to bronze. His grandfather, Tuffield Latour, was a five-time U.S. national champion in two-man bobsled who finished ninth at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

“I’m very excited to be coaching the U.S. Olympic Skeleton team. As a member of the WCAP and the U.S. Army, I’m able to represent and serve my country at the highest level of sport. I joined WCAP for the first time in 1995 as an athlete, and I’ve been in and out of WCAP since then. WCAP offers me the ability to coach great athletes and continue to be part of ‘the team’ – the U.S. Army. WCAP is like coming home, in a sense, to me.”

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2013 - Silver medal women’s skeleton, World Championships, St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • 2012 - Gold women’s skeleton, World Championships, Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • 2010 - Gold women’s bobsled, Olympic Games, Whistler, Canada
  • 2010 - Silver women’s bobsled, Olympic Games, Whistler, Canada
  • 2010 - Bronze four-man bobsled, Olympic Games, Whistler, Canada
  • 2004 - Bronze four-man bobsled, World Championships, Konigssee, Germany
  • 2003 - Silver four-man bobsled, World Championships, Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • 2002 - Gold women’s bobsled, Olympic Games, Salt Lake City
  • 2001 - Silver women’s bobsled, World Championships, Calgary, Canada
  • 2000 - Silver women’s bobsled, World Championships, Winterberg, German
Army Staff Sgt. William Tavares

Army Staff Sgt. William Tavares
Luge Coach

Event: Luge
Age: 50
Hometown: Lake Placid, N.Y.
High school: Tracy Joint Union High School, Tracy, Calif.
College: Ashford University
Career field: Infantry
Military Assignment: New York National Guard/U.S. Army World Class Athlete program

Army Staff Sgt. Bill Tavares has coached U.S. bobsled and luge athletes to more than 100 medals in World Cup and World Championship events. This will be his sixth Olympics, including a ninth-place finish as a luge doubles competitor in1992 and four trips to the Games as a bobsled coach. “The U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program is the savior of small Olympic sports like bobsled, skeleton, luge, biathlon and many other sports, like wrestling,” said Dmitry Feld, a USA Luge manager of events and sponsorships who coached Tavares as a young luge athlete after coming to America from the Soviet Union. “The United States is one of the industrial countries of this magnitude who don’t give any money to the amateur athletes, so the WCAP program is the savior because those athletes from small sports can go be part of the Army. If they need to be active duty, they will go to defend us, but at the same time they can train and represent us in events like the Olympic Games.”

“WCAP athletes from any sport have the biggest upper hand on any other athlete. Because this is sport, it’s not the end of the world. And WCAP athletes have a better understanding of that than any other athlete that I know. We can be deployed at any time. Let’s get some things under perspective here, you know? We know what our jobs are. We might be athletes and coaches now, but we’re Soldiers. This is sport.”

Career highlights
  • 2014 - U.S. Olympic luge coach
  • 2010 - Coached U.S. athletes to Olympic gold & bronze medals
  • 2006 - Coached U.S. athletes to Olympic silver medal
  • 2002 - Coached U.S. athletes to Olympic gold medal
  • 1997-2014 - U.S. National Team coach
  • 1999 - USOC Development Coach of the Year
  • 1992 - Ninth place luge doubles competitor, Olympic Winter Games, Albertville, France
  • Four-time U.S. Olympic bobsled assistant coach
  • U.S. National Team coach since 1997 in bobsled and luge
  • Coached athletes to more than 100 World Cup and World Championship medals
Army Sgt. Justin Olsen

Army Sgt. Justin Olsen
Bobsled

Event: Bobsled
Age: 26
Hometown: San Antonio
High school: Sandra Day O’Connor High, Helotes, Texas
College: DeVry University
Career field: Adjutant General
Military Assignment: New York National Guard/U.S. Army World Class Athlete program

Olympic gold medalist Army Sgt. Justin Olsen has accomplished almost everything one man can in a bobsled, yet he yearns to earn back his spot aboard USA-1 for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games – and win more medals. He teamed with former WCAP driver Steven Holcomb, Curtis Tomasevicz and Steve Mesler to strike gold at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. He also helped Holcomb’s four-man squad secure gold at the 2012 World Championships in Lake Placid, N.Y. Since then, injuries and lost recovery time have knocked Olsen out of Team USA’s No. 1 sled. He is determined to work his way back.

“The most memorable moment for me was winning the gold medal at the last Olympics. I remember being at the top of the track in Whistler for the fourth heat of the Olympic Games, and looking around and only seeing my three teammates. We knew that if we put in another good run, the gold was ours. There wasn’t any doubt in their eyes or mine. Coming across the finish line and seeing that we were in first place still, and our friends and families were going absolutely crazy, was amazing. I will never forget getting out of the sled and putting my arms around my three teammates, saying: ‘We did it boys! We won it all!’”

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2013 - Bronze medalist four-man, World Championships, St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • 2012 - Gold medalist four-man, World Championships, Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • 2012 - Silver medalist four-man, World Cup, Park City, Utah
  • 2012 - Silver medalist four-man, World Cup, Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • 2011 - Silver medalist four-man, World Cup, Igls, Austria
  • 2011 - Gold medalist two-man, World Cup, Whistler, B.C., Canada
  • 2011 - Silver medalist four-man, World Cup, Igls, Austria
  • 2010 - Gold medalist four-man, World Cup, Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • 2010 - Gold medalist four-man, Olympic Winter Games, Whistler, B.C., Canada
  • 2009 - Gold medalist four-man, World Cup, Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • 2009 - Silver medalist two-man, World Cup, Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • 2009 - Gold medalist four-man, World Championships, Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • 2009 - U.S. Bobsled Push Champion, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 2008 - U.S. Bobsled Push Champion, Lake Placid, N.Y.
Army Sgt. Matt Mortensen

Army Sgt. Matt Mortensen
Luge

Event: Luge doubles
Age: 28
Hometown: Huntington Station, N.Y.
High school: Saint Dominic High School, Oyster Bay, N.Y.
College: DeVry University
Career field: Engineer
Military Assignment: New York National Guard/U.S. Army World Class Athlete program

Army Sgt. Matt Mortensen started sliding down frozen mountains at age 10, began competing in luge at 12, and has been a member of U.S. national teams since age 15. He was nominated for the 2014 U.S. Olympic luge team just three days after his 28th birthday. Mortensen will compete in luge doubles with U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program teammate SGT Preston Griffall. They also hope to compete in the team relay, an event that will make its Olympic debut in Russia.

“I get emotional thinking about going to the Olympics. It’s been almost 17 years that I’ve been working towards this point, and for it to finally happen, it’s like a dream come true. I’m sure my family is ecstatic. I’m sure my girlfriend is ecstatic, my grandparents, National Guard, WCAP, everybody. … My goal for Sochi is to compete well, and hopefully good things will follow.”

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2013 - Team relay silver medalist, World Cup, Park City, Utah
  • 2013 - Team relay silver medalist, World Cup, Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • 2013 - Sixth place, World Cup, Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • 2012 - Seventh place, World Championships, Cesana Pariol, Italy
  • 2012 - U.S. champion
  • 2011 - Fifth place, World Cup, Calgary, Canada
  • 2010 - Fifth place, World Cup, Park City, Utah
  • 2008 - U.S. silver medalist, Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • 2007 - U.S. bronze medalist, Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • 2005 - Junior World Cup champion
  • 2004 - Junior World Cup silver medalist
  • 2003 - Junior World Cup silver medalist
  • 2003 - U.S. junior champion
  • Three-time USA Luge start champion
  • Two-time defending national champion
Army 1st Lt. Michael Kohn

Army 1st Lt. Michael Kohn
Bobsled Coach

Event: Bobsled
Age: 41
Hometown: Myrtle Beach, S.C.
High school: Chantilly High, Chantilly, Va.
College: George Mason University
Career field: Infantry
Military Assignment: Virginia National Guard/U.S. Army World Class Athlete program

Two-time Olympic bobsled competitor Army 1st Lt. Michael Kohn assigned to the World Class Athlete Program will make his Olympic coaching debut at the 2014 Winter Games. He helped Team USA win a bronze medal in the four-man bobsled event at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City and finished 13th with WCAP Sgt. Nick Cunningham, Jamie Moriarty and Bill Schuffenhauer aboard USA-3 at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. Kohn played football and ran track for Chantilly High School in Northern Virginia before attending George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., where he earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology. At age 18, he was the youngest competitor at the 1991 U.S. Olympic bobsled trials.

“Winning a bronze medal in the four-man event at the 2002 Olympics is my most memorable moment. It was five months after Sept. 11, 2001, in Salt Lake City, with Team USA ending a 46-year medal drought in the sport of bobsled. It came at a time when our country needed it most, and it was the greatest honor I have ever experienced as an athlete. ... I am a very competitive person, so when I see the best Army for the best nation in the world competing at anything it fires me up and motivates me. I hope our fellow Soldiers feel a little more connected to the Olympics when they see one of their own competing at the Olympics.”

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2010 - 13th in four-man, Olympic Winter Games, Whistler, B.C., Canada
  • 2009-10 - Third in America’s Cup four-man season standings
  • 2008-09 - Champion of America’s Cup four-man season
  • 2008-09 - Third in America’s Cup two-man season standings
  • 2007 - 15th in two-man, World Championships, St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • 2006 - Team USA alternate for Olympic Winter Games, Torino, Italy
  • 2005 - Ninth in two-man, World Championships, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 2002 - Bronze medalist in four-man, Olympic Winter Games, Salt Lake City
  • 1999 - Fifth in two-man, World Championships, Cortina, Italy
Army Sgt. Preston Griffall

Army Sgt. Preston Griffall
Luge

Event: Luge doubles
Age: 29
Hometown: Salt Lake City
High school: Olympus High School, Salt Lake City
Career field: Adjutant General
Military Assignment: Utah National Guard/U.S. Army World Class Athlete program

Having experienced life in the athlete village as a luge competitor at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy, and missing a berth in the 2010 Winter Olympics by hundredths of a second, Army Sgt. Preston Griffall was determined to earn a spot on Team USA for the 2014 Sochi Games. His resilience earned him the right to again be among all the top winter athletes in the world. Griffall will compete in luge doubles with U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program teammate SGT Matt Mortensen. They also hope to compete in the team relay, an event that will make its Olympic debut in Russia.

“I have been given an unbelievable opportunity to represent the United States as a nation and through the Army on the world stage. … To compete not only as an athlete, but also as a Soldier, gives me a great sense of pride and responsibility – knowing that our brothers and sisters in arms are out there fighting for the very freedom that allows us to be able to live the lives that we do.”

Career Highlights
  • 2013 - Team relay silver medalist, World Cup, Park City, Utah
  • 2013 - Team relay silver medalist, World Cup, Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • 2013 - Sixth place, World Cup, Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • 2012 - U.S. doubles champion
  • 2011 - Seventh place, World Championships, Cesana Pariol, Italy
  • 2011 - Fifth place, World Cup, Calgary, Canada
  • 2007 - U.S. bronze medalist
  • 2006 - Eighth place in luge doubles, Olympic Winter Games, Torino, Italy
  • 2005 - Junior World Cup overall doubles champion
  • Three-time USA Luge start champion
  • Two-time Junior World champion
Army Capt. Chris Fogt

Army Capt. Chris Fogt
Bobsled

Event: Bobsled
Age: 30
Hometown: Alpine, Utah
High school: American Fork High School, Utah
College: Utah Valley University
Career field: Military Intelligence

Army Capt. Chris Fogt finished 10th in the two-man bobsled event at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, where his four-man sled, driven by U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program SGT John Napier, crashed in the four-man event. This time around, Fogt is expected to be aboard USA-1, driven by defending Olympic champion Steven Holcomb, who spent seven years in WCAP. He likely will compete in the two-man event, perhaps again with Holcomb. After competing in 2010 Winter Olympics, Fogt deployed to Iraq for one year in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn. He returned to America on July 4, 2011, and resumed training for the Olympics.

"I try to apply the warrior ethos and mentality of never quitting or accepting defeat in my training and competitions. Being a Soldier-athlete helps keep me focused and working hard because I am representing more than just my team and myself. I’m representing the most powerful and respected organization in the world. I need to reflect that in the way I present myself, train, and perform."

Career Highlights:
  • 2013 - Gold in four-man and two-man, World Cup, Park City, Utah
  • 2013 - Gold in four-man and two-man, World Cup, Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • 2013 - Gold in four-man, World Cup, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 2013 - U.S. national push champion, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 2013 - Ninth in two-man, World Championships, St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • 2012 - Bronze in four-man, World Cup, Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • 2012 - Ninth in two-man, World Cup, Whistler, Canada
  • 2011 - Seventh in two-man, World Cup, Igls, Austria
  • 2010 - 10th in two-man, Olympic Winter Games, Whistler, B.C., Canada
  • Held Utah Valley University outdoor track and field records for 100 meters (10.53 seconds), 200 meters (21.3), 400 meters (48.7) and indoor for 60 meters (6.9 seconds)
Army Sgt. Nick Cunningham

Army Sgt. Nick Cunningham
Bobsled

Event: Bobsled
Age: 27
Hometown: Monterey, Calif.
High school: Monterey High School
College: Boise State University, Monterey Peninsula College
Career field: Engineer
Military Assignment: New York National Guard/U.S. Army World Class Athlete program

Army Sgt. Nick Cunningham claims to be the “walking epitome of going outside the box.” He took up bobsled to settle a dare by his parents, who never seriously thought he would give it a try. The California high school football and track star who rode bulls for fun at Boise State proved his folks wrong by making Team USA in 2008 and competing at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. In Sochi, he will drive USA-2 with WCAP teammates SGT Justin Olsen, SGT Dallas Robinson and civilian Johnny Quinn aboard. Cunningham also will drive USA-2 in the two-man event.

“I feel a tremendous amount of pride to be able to represent my country in two very honorable positions. I get to compete among the elite and serve my country. It’s not just me I'm representing when I'm in the sled – I have all U.S. Soldiers behind me as I slide down every track worldwide.”

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2013 - Silver medal two-man, World Cup, Park City, Utah
  • 2013 - Bronze medal two-man, World Cup, Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • 2013 - Silver medal two-man, World Cup, Park City, Utah
  • 2013 - U.S. National Push Champion (pilots), Calgary, Canada
  • 2013 - 13th in two-man, World Championships, St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • 2013 - 19th in four-man, World Championships, St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • 2012 - Bronze medal four-man, World Cup, Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • 2010 - 12th place two-man, Olympic Games, Whistler, Canada
  • 2010 - 13th place four-man, Olympic Games, Whistler, Canada
  • 2009 - Gold medal four-man, America’s Cup, Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • 2009 - Gold medal two-man, America’s Cup, Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • 2008 - Gold medal four-man, America’s Cup, Calgary, Canada
Army Staff Sgt. Jen Lee

Army Staff Sgt. Jen Lee
Sled Hockey

Event: Sled Hockey (Paralympian)
Age: 27
Hometown: San Francisco, Calif.
College: University of Incarnate Word, Chaminade University
Career field: Aviation

Army Staff Sgt. Jen Lee discovered sled hockey while rehabilitating from injuries related to a. 2009 motorcycle accident, and worked his way into a spot in goal for the U.S. Paralympic sled hockey squad that will compete in the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. An above-the-left knee amputee, he began rehabiltation with Operation Comfort at Brooke Army Medical Hospital in San Antonio, where the journey began. Along the way, Lee helped Team USA secure gold and silver medals at the 2012 and2013 Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships. He also is a mainstay in goal for the San Antonio Rampage sled hockey team.

“I think a lot of my friends from back in high school in San Francisco will be saying, ‘Hey, you can be one of the first Paralympic representatives from our school.’ Operation Comfort started me. There are so many people to name who want us to be there. To them, it’s like a big accomplishment as well.”

Career Highlights
  • 2013 - Silver2013 Silver medal, Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships, Goyang City, South Korea
  • 2013 - Silver medal, World Sledge Hockey Challenge, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2013 - Helped Team USA win USA Hockey Sled Cup, Indian Trail, N.C.
  • 2012 - Gold medal, Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships, Hamar, Norway
  • 2011 - Third place, World Sledge Hockey Challenge, London, Ontario, Canada
  • 2011 - Third place, Japan Para Ice Sledge Hockey Championships, Nagano, Japan
  • 2006-07 - Played basketball for Chaminade University
  • 2004 - Named Most Inspirational Player on Westmoor basketball team
  • 2003 - Helped Westmoor win district track & field title
  • 2003 - Named Most Improved Player on Westmoor basketball team
Army 1st Lt. Kristi Koplin

Army 1st Lt. Kristi Koplin
Bobsled

Event: Bobsled (Olympic Alternate)
Age: 27
Hometown: Lehi, Utah
College: Southern Utah University
Career field: Army Nurse Corps

After her senior year of college First Lieutenant Kristi Koplin received an email from 2010 Olympic bronze medalist Elana Meyers introducing her to the sport of bobsled. Koplin attended a recruitment camp in Lake Placid, N.Y., and began the sport in Oct. 2010 during team selections. Koplin has an impressive athletic background in track and field, and currently holds Southern Utah University's school record in the hammer (59.19), discuss (50.32) and weight throw (17.41).

Koplin earned a B.S. in nursing at Southern Utah University, where she was also a member of the ROTC. Koplin was commissioned as a 2LT in the Army and is currently a 1LT and a member of the Army's World Class Athlete Program. Koplin is the daughter if Mike and Sue Koplin and is the second youngest of four siblings. She also attends the Keller Graduate School of Management, studying business administration and health services.

Career Highlights
  • 2012-2013 - North American Cup as brakeman for Bree Schaaf
    • GOLD in Park City #1 (11/12)
    • GOLD in Park City #2 (11/12)
    • GOLD in Calgary #3 (12/12)
    • GOLD in Calgary #4 (12/12)
    • GOLD in Calgary #5 (12/12)
    • GOLD in Lake Placid #1 (3/13)
    • GOLD in Lake Placid #2 (3/13)
  • 2011-2012 - America's Cup as brakeman for Shauna Rohbock
    • BRONZE in Park City (11/11)
  • 2010-2011 - World Cup as brakeman for Jazmine Fenlator and Jamie Greubel
    • 11th in Park City make-up (12/10)
    • 14th in St. Moritz (1/11)
    • 14th in Cesana (1/11)
  • 2010-2011 - America's Cup as brakeman for Jazmine Fenlator
    • 6th in Park City #1 (11/10)
Army Sgt. Dallas Robinson

Army Sgt. Dallas Robinson

Event: Bobsled
Age: 31
Hometown: Georgetown, Ky.
High school: Oldham County High, Buckner, Ky.
College: Eastern Kentucky University
Career field: Transportation
Military Assignment: Kentucky National Guard/U.S. Army World Class Athlete program

Army Sgt. Dallas Robinson seemingly came out of nowhere to earn a spot on the 2014 U.S. Olympic bobsled team. He actually came from tiny Berea College in Kentucky, where he was coaching track and field and clinging to an aging sprinter’s dream. After injuries helped derail his quests to make Team USA in both track and rugby, Robinson followed one of his protégés to Park City, Utah, where he immediately got hooked on bobsledding. Four years later, Robinson is a Soldier pushing the USA-2 four-man sled with WCAP teammates SGT Nick Cunningham, SGT Justin Olsen and civilian Johnny Quinn. He may also compete in the two-man event.

“I’m really fortunate to have this opportunity to represent the United States and to serve the United States through the Army World Class Athlete Program. As a Soldier-athlete, I couldn’t be more proud. I’m just blessed beyond recognition.”

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2013 - Bronze medalist two-man, World Cup, Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • 2013 - Silver medalist two-man, World Cup, Park City, Utah
  • 2013 - 13th place two-man, World Championships, St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • 2013 - Eighth in team event, World Championships, St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • 2012 - Ninth place two-man, World Cup, Whistler, Canada
  • 2011 - Gold medalist two-man, World Cup, Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • 2011 - Silver medalist four-man, World Cup, Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • Personal records in track: 55 meters (6.10 seconds), 60 meters (6.64), 100 meters (10.33) and 200 meters (20.97)