2014 USA Bobsled & Skeleton athlete award recipients announced
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NightTrain 2 and Team at the top of the Olympic Track with NBC's Lewis Johnson
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 30, 2014)-Eleven USA Bobsled & Skeleton athletes were honored for their 2013-2014 season accomplishments in Colorado Springs on Saturday evening at the seventh annual gala awards dinner. The gala concluded a four-day national team camp at the Olympic Training Center. Read More
Left to Right, Dan Goodwin (Secretary), Phil Kurze (Treasurer), John Vester (President), and Geoff Bodine (Founder)
At a recent meeting of the Board of Directors of the Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project, Inc. career business executive John Vester, was installed as the board’s new President.
Vester, a senior partner with KPMG in Stamford, Conn. and New York City, replaces Phil Kurze as Bo-Dyn President. Kurze, Vice President of Whelen Engineering in Chester, Conn., served as Bo-Dyn President from 2003-2014.
Immediately after the 2014 Winter Games, Kurze said he wanted to spend more time with his growing family. This, coupled with increasing international duties with Whelen Engineering, and the management of four NASCAR Whelen sponsorships, was cited as the reasons for stepping down. Kurze will remain as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. – It was only 13 months ago – March 2013 – that the Olympic medal-winning Night Train2® bobsled first saw ice. The four man sled that raced to a bronze medal in Sochi took its maiden voyage in Lake Placid, N.Y. with 2010 Vancouver gold medal driver Steve Holcomb at the helm of his crew.
With a basic sled setup and the sport’s best driver propelled by its most powerful push crew, the NT2 was close to the Lake Placid track record.
“That’s when we knew we were on to something,” said Geoff Bodine, the NASCAR legend and 1986 Daytona 500 winner who founded the Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project, Inc. in 1992. Read More
Rzhanaya Polyana, Russia – Steve Holcomb knew it would not be easy, but the resilient American bobsled pilot put down two consistent runs Sunday down the 18-curve track to overtake third place Germany and claim a four man Olympic bronze medal in the mountains above Sochi.
It was the second bronze of the Sochi Games for Holcomb and Steve Langton, his two-man brakeman and four man push athlete. They are the only United States Olympians to leave Sochi with two medals in individual events.
Russian pilot Alexander Zubkov completed the gold medal sweep merely hours before the Sochi Closing Ceremony. He did so in the presence of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and with Latvia’s Oskars Melbardis in hot pursuit. Whose presence created more pressure for Zubkov is debatable, but the Russian’s final run was only sixth best as his advantage was dissolving. When the four heat total of 7,256 meters (about 4.5 miles) ended, Zubkov was .09 of a second clear of Melbardis. (Photo Courtesy of Charlie Booker) Read More