Bobsled & Skeleton
HEIGHT 6'0" WEIGHT 216 lbs
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The native of Reidsville, N.C., Adrian Adams said his first trip in a bobsled was a "thrill seeking experience." "I loved it," Adams said. "I was ready to immediately go again." He was introduced to the sport of bobsled by his father, a former bobsled athlete and world cup competing athlete, Randy Russell. His rookie season in the sport was 2012. He wishes he would have gotten in the sport a few years earlier.
Adams, who now lives in Lake Placid, N.Y. attended Reidsville High School from 2000-2004, where he was a free safety, wide receiver, kick returner and punt returner. Adrian won back to back state championships in 2002 and 2003. He was the defensive MVP of the 2003 championship game. Adrian was selected to the all-county, all-conference, all-region and 2A all-state teams. He received offers from Western Carolina, Kent State, Wofford, NC A&T State and Howard Unversity.
He attended NC A&T State University (invited walk-on) 2004-2007 and played for Coach George Small. He also played a year at North Carolina Tech (post grad/junior college (2008) under coach Tim Newman.
After graduation, Adrian played with the AFL 2 Huntington Hammer (UIFL)(2011) of the Indoor Football League.
- His father is a former bobsled athlete and spent time on world cup team.
- He enjoys playing miniature golf and riding four wheeler's .
- His favorite foods are pasta and pizza. Gainz!!!
- 2015-2016 North American Cup in four-person for pilot Codie Bascue - SILVER in Park City #1 (2/16); GOLD in Park City #2 (2/16)
- 2015-2016 North American Cup in two-man for pilot Codie Bascue - GOLD in Park City #2 (2/16)
- 2015-2016 World Cup in four-person for pilot Steven Holcomb - 17th in Altenberg (11/15); 18th in Winterberg (12/15)
- 2015 World Championships in four-person for pilot Codie Bascue - 20th (3/15)
- 2015 World Championships in team event for pilot Steven Holcomb - 5th (3/15)
- 2014-2015 World Cup in four-person for pilot Nick Cunningham - 15th in St. Moritz (1/15); 19th in La Plagne (2/15)
- 2014-2015 World Cup in four-person for pilot Elana Meyers Taylor - 16th in Calgary (12/14); 13th in Sochi (2/15)
- 2014-2015 World Cup in four-person for pilot Codie Bascue - 9th in Lake Placid (12/14); 16th in Koenigssee (1/15); 19th in Igls (2/15)
- 2014-2015 North American Cup in four-person for pilot Elana Meyers Taylor - SILVER in Calgary #2 (11/14); BRONZE in Calgary #1 (11/14); 7th in Park City (11/14)
- 2012-2013 North American Cup as brakeman for Jay Noller and Colin Coughlin in two-man -8th in Park City #1 (11/12), 4th in Calgary #1 (11/12), 6th in Calgary #3 (11/12)
- 2012-2013 North American Cup as push athlete for Jay Noller in four-man -BRONZE in Park City #2 (11/12), 4th in Calgary #1 (11/12), BRONZE in Calgary #2 (11/12), 9th in Calgary #3 (12/12), 9th in Calgary #4 (12/12), DSQ in Calgary #5 (12/12)
Elana Meyers Taylor Makes History With Four-Person Bobsled World Cup Debut
Associated Press Dec. 21, 2014
Elana Meyers Taylor became the first woman to compete in a four-person bobsled world cup race, followed by Canadian Kaillie Humphries.
Veterans Teach Rookies The Ropes In Bobsled
Karen Rosen Dec. 11, 2014
Five U.S. pilots from the 2014 Olympic Winter Games return for the world cup circuit, pushed by a group of primarily rookie bobsled athletes.
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