Height: 6'1" Weight: 220 lbs.
Andreas Drbal met former bobsledder Brock Kreitzburg at a BBQ, and Kreitzburg introduced him to the "thrill and adrenaline sensation of the sport." Drbal's first ride down the track was "adrenaline bliss."
"Your senses are heightened to every movement the sled makes and I thoroughly enjoyed the feeling of the power and speed of a sled screaming across a mile sheet of ice," Drbal said.
Drbal threw javelin for four years while attending UCLA for degrees in English and German, and was a sprinter and hurdler at Bellarmine College Prep.
His father hails from the Czech Republic and his mother is a native of Austria. Drbal and his brother, an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon, are first generation Americans.
Drbal is a web designer and enjoys "creating websites from scratch according to the customer's desired look and feel." He also enjoys playing the piano and engaging in digital chess games like Starcraft.
- 2013-2014 World Cup as push athlete for Cory Butner in four-man - 15th in Calgary (11/30), 15th in Lake Placid (12/15), 13th in Winterberg #2 (1/5)
- 2013-2014 World Cup as push athlete for Cory Butner, & Nick Cunningham in two-man - 9th in Calgary (11/30), 15th in St. Moritz (1/11), 15th in Igls (1/18), 6th in Koenigssee (1/25)
- 2012-2013 World Cup as push athlete for Nick Cunningham in four-man
-BRONZE in Lake Placid (11/12), 5th in Park City (11/12), 11th in Whistler (11/12), 11th in Winterberg (12/12), 12th in La Plagne (12/12), 21st in Koenigssee (1/13), 20th in Igls (1/13), 19th at World Championships in St. Moritz (2/13), 12th in Sochi (2/13)
- 2012-2013 World Cup as brakeman for Nick Cunningham and Cory Butner in two-man
-5th in Lake Placid (11/12), 14th in La Plagne (12/12), 5th in Igls (1/13)
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