• Sgt. Nick Cunningham of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program jumps into the sled to drive Olympic gold medalist and WCAP teammate Sgt. Justin Olsen, Johnny Quinn and Abe Morlu to 16th place in the four-man bobsled event at the International Bobsled & Skeleton Federation's 2013 World Cup stop, Dec. 7, 2013, at Utah Olympic Park in Park City, Utah.

    Cunningham four-man Park City

    Sgt. Nick Cunningham of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program jumps into the sled to drive Olympic gold medalist and WCAP teammate Sgt. Justin Olsen, Johnny Quinn and Abe Morlu to 16th place in the four-man bobsled event at the International...

  • Former U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program bobsled driver Steven Holcomb teams with Curt Tomasevicz, Steve Langton and WCAP brakeman Capt. Chris Fogt to win the four-man bobsled event at the World Cup stop, Dec. 7, 2013, in Park City, Utah. That quartet will be aboard USA-1 in the four-man bobsled event at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

    Holcomb four-man Park City

    Former U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program bobsled driver Steven Holcomb teams with Curt Tomasevicz, Steve Langton and WCAP brakeman Capt. Chris Fogt to win the four-man bobsled event at the World Cup stop, Dec. 7, 2013, in Park City, Utah. That...

  • Sgt. Nick Cunningham and Sgt. Dallas Robinson of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program speed through Turn 6 en route to a second-place finish behind former WCAP driver Steven Holcomb and WCAP brakeman Capt. Chris Fogt, in the two-man bobsled event at the 2013 World Cup stop, Dec. 6, 2013, in Park City, Utah. All four bobsledders have been selected for the U.S. Olympic men's bobsled squad that will compete in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

    Cunningham & Robinson cruise Park City

    Sgt. Nick Cunningham and Sgt. Dallas Robinson of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program speed through Turn 6 en route to a second-place finish behind former WCAP driver Steven Holcomb and WCAP brakeman Capt. Chris Fogt, in the two-man bobsled event...

  • Former U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program and reigning Olympic four-man bobsled champion driver Steven Holcomb (right) and WCAP Capt. Chris Fogt start their first run en route to winning the two-man bobsled event, Dec. 6, 2013, at the 2013 World Cup stop in Park City, Utah. They both were nominated to the U.S. men's bobsled team that will compete in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

    Holcomb & Fogt in Park City

    Former U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program and reigning Olympic four-man bobsled champion driver Steven Holcomb (right) and WCAP Capt. Chris Fogt start their first run en route to winning the two-man bobsled event, Dec. 6, 2013, at the 2013 World Cup...

  • An Army veteran and three active-duty Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program celebrate atop the two-man bobsled podium, Dec. 6, 2013, at the International Bobsled & Skeleton Federation's 2013 World Cup stop at Utah Olympic Park in Park City, Utah. Bobsled driver Steven Holcomb, who spent seven years in WCAP is flanked on the right by teammate Capt. Chris Fogt, silver medalists Sgt. Dallas Robinson and Sgt. Nick Cunningham. Germany's Francesco Friedrich and Jannis Baecker took the bronze. All four of the U.S. Soldiers were selected for the U.S. Olympic bobsled team that will compete in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

    WCAP atop Park City podium

    An Army veteran and three active-duty Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program celebrate atop the two-man bobsled podium, Dec. 6, 2013, at the International Bobsled & Skeleton Federation's 2013 World Cup stop at Utah Olympic Park in Park...

SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 21, 2014) -- Five Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program have been selected for the U.S. Olympic men's bobsled team that will compete at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Capt. Chris Fogt, Sgt. Justin Olsen, Sgt. Nick Cunningham, Sgt. Dallas Robinson and Team USA assistant coach 1st Lt. Michael Kohn will represent the U.S. Army in Russia. With the exception of Robinson, everyone in the group has previously competed in the Olympics.

They will be joined by former U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, or WCAP, bobsledder Steven Holcomb, the reigning Olympic champion driver in the four-man event. Therefore, the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program had a hand in helping produce about half of the U.S. Olympic men's bobsled squad.

Holcomb, who spent seven years in WCAP, will drive USA-1 with brakeman Fogt and civilians Curt Tomasevicz and Steve Langton aboard. Holcomb also will drive USA-1 in the two-man event.

Cunningham will drive USA-2 with WCAP teammates Olsen, Robinson and civilian Johnny Quinn aboard. Olsen was a member of Holcomb's four-man squad that struck gold at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

Cunningham and Corey Butner also will pilot U.S. sleds in the two-man event. The two-man bobsled brakemen will be selected from the pool of six push athletes named to the four-man squads.

A number of components were considered when selecting the 2014 U.S. Olympic Bobsled Team push athletes, including combine test and U.S. National Push Championship results, U.S. National Team Trials finishes, driver input, proven international experience with a history of results and team combinations working well together, trend of push times, start rank and velocity, and current season results.

Nations were allocated Olympic quotas based on rank in international points following seven competitions during the 2013-2014 season. The U.S. was one of three nations that qualified to enter the maximum of three teams in men's two-man bobsled competition, and one of only two nations to qualify the maximum of three sleds in the women's race. The U.S. was not one of the top three nations in four-man bobsled standings and is limited to two crews.

The Olympic bobsled events are scheduled for a four-heat format over two days of racing. The men's two-man bobsled competition is slated for Feb. 16-17, followed by women's bobsled Feb. 18-19. The men's four-man bobsled competition will be one of the last events of the Olympic Games, set for Feb. 22-23.

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