1st Lt. Christopher Fogt's BIO

First Lieutenant

First Lieutenant

Christopher Fogt


BOBSLED TEAM MEMBER

Birth Month and Year: May 1983

Home State: Utah

Military Occupation: Military Intelligence

Military Rank: First Lieutenant

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First Lt. Christopher Fogt is a bobsled Soldier-athlete in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program. He entered the Army in June 2008. Fogt holds five school records at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah, where he was clocked in 10.53 seconds for the 100 meters, 21.3 for the 200 meters, 48.7 for 400 meters indoors and 6.9 seconds for the 60 meters indoors. He also holds the school indoor mark for 300 meters. A self-confessed "bobsled experiment," Fogt quickly worked wonders for Team USA as a push athlete who earned an Olympic berth in his second season in the sport that thrives on the speed and power of track and field athletes and football players.

"Chris Fogt is an extraordinary athlete," said Brian Shimer, head coach of the 2010 U.S. Olympic men’s bobsled team. "I'm not sure we’ve had an athlete with his potential. He came out and put down a 30-meter time with a 3.43. Our next-fastest was a 3.48 and the next was a 3.50, so he set himself apart from our elite athletes. His chances in the sport are absolutely as good as they can get with those numbers. … By February, we look at him being one of our best."

Fogt will team with WCAP pilot Sgt. John Napier, Chuck Berkley and Steve Langton in the four-man bobsled event at the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

Fogt’s athletic achievements include:

  • 2010 U.S. Olympic Team
  • 2009 4th Place at Push Championship
  • 2009 1st Place at U.S. Bobsled Four-Man Team Trials
  • 2008 14th Place at World Cup event in Cortina, Italy
  • 2008 15th Place Four-Man World Cup

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