Two-time Olympian Nick Cunningham (Boise State) will be one of three pilots on this season’s U.S. national team, which was announced Monday.
Cunningham, 30, a former track and field athlete for the Broncos and a current sergeant in the New York National Guard, comes off a 2014-15 bobsled season in which he won gold in four-person and silver in two-man at the North American Cup, took bronze in two-man in a World Cup event at Lake Placid, and finished ninth in two-man and 12th in four-man in the overall World Cup standings. He also was credited with seventh in the team event, 12th in two-man and 14th in four-person at the World Championships in March.
Three-time Olympic medalist Steven Holcomb and Codie Bascue will be the other pilots of the men’s sleds. The 23-person squad was selected after a series of races outside Lake Placid.
This year’s North American Cup season begins Sunday in Calgary, and the World Cup season begins Nov. 22 in Altenberg, Germany.