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Boise State’s Cunningham back on U.S. men’s bobsled team

United States pilot Nick Cunningham, front, with Casey Wickline, James Reed and brakeman Samuel Michener compete in the four-man bobsled World Cup on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, in Lake Placid, N.Y.
United States pilot Nick Cunningham, front, with Casey Wickline, James Reed and brakeman Samuel Michener compete in the four-man bobsled World Cup on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, in Lake Placid, N.Y. Associated Press file

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.

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