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Steven Holcomb

Bobsled and Skeleton

S Holcomb
  • 2006
  • 2010
  • 2014

EVENT - BOBSLED

HEIGHT 5'10"     WEIGHT 231 lbs

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Steve Holcomb began the sport of bobsled as a push athlete in 1998.  In 2002 he began driving and reached the podium in eight out of eight races on the America's Cup circuit.  He placed 14th in two-man and sixth in four-man at the 2006 Olympic Games in Torino, Italy before claiming both the two-man and combined World Cup titles in 2007 to kickstart his winning career.

In 2008 Holcomb underwent a relatively new procedure to correct a degenerative eye disease, restoring his vision from 20-500 to 20-20.  The procedure was successful in saving his sight, and Holcomb went on to claim the 2010 four-man World Cup title with his "Night Train" crew of Justin Olsen, Steve Mesler and Curt Tomasevicz.  The crew was dominating races, and went on to win the coveted Olympic gold medal on the harrowing Whistler course at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.  

Holcomb's autobiography, But Now I See: My Journey from Blindness to Olympic Gold, reveals how the Olympic champion struggled with depression while facing career-ending blindness leading up to the 2010 Games.  Holcomb wrote about a failed suicide attempt in his book to let millions living with depression know that they can be successful in overcoming depression if they seek treatment.

Holcomb majored in Computer Science at the University of Utah and the University of Phoenix's online program.  He is an A+ Certified Computer Technician, Network+ Certified Network Technician, and a Microsoft Certified Professional. He studies Computer Information Systems at DeVry University. Holcomb also served for seven years in the Utah National Guard. 

Listen to a Voice of America News interview with Holcomb

OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2002 Olympic Winter Games - alternate
  • 2006 Olympic Winter Games
    - Four-man: 6th
    - Two-man: 14th
  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games
    - GOLD medal in four-man
    - 6th in two-man
  • 2014 Olympic Winter Games      - BRONZE medal in four-man      - BRONZE medal in two-man

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2013-2014 World Cup in four-man                                                                                                                                       - GOLD in Calgary (11/30), GOLD in Park City (12/8), GOLD in Lake Placid (12/15), 20th in Winterberg #1 (1/4), 7th in Winterberg #2 (1/5), 7th in St. Moritz (1/12), SILVER in Igls (1/19), GOLD in Koenigssee (1/26)
  • 2013-2014 World Cup in two-man                                                                                                                                        - GOLD in Calgary (11/30, GOLD in Park City (12/7), GOLD in Lake Placid #1 (12/13), GOLD in Lake Placid (12/14), 7th in Winterberg (1/3), 5th in St. Mortiz (1/11), GOLD in Igls (1/18), 7th in Koenigssee (1/25)
  • 2012-2013 World Cup in four-man                                                                                              -SILVER in Lake Placid (11/12), SILVER in Park City (11/12), 4th in Whistler (11/12), 6th in Winterberg (12/12), 7th in La Plagne (12/12), 7th in Koenigssee (1/13), 17th in Igls (1/13), BRONZE at World Championships in St. Moritz (2/13), 10th in Sochi (2/13)
  • 2012-2013 World Cup in two-man
    -GOLD in Lake Placid (11/12), GOLD in Park City (11/12), GOLD in Whistler (11/12), 5th in Winterberg (12/12), 5th Team Event in Winterberg (12/12), BRONZE in Winterberg (12/12), 8th in Koenigssee (1/13), 14th in Igls (1/13), BRONZE Team Event in Igls (1/13), 4th at World Championships in St. Moritz (1/13), GOLD Team Event at World Championships in St. Moritz (1/13), 12th in Sochi (2/13)
  • 2011-2012 World Cup in four-man
    -SILVER in Igls (12/11), 6th in La Plagne (12/11), 4th in Winterberg, 9th in Altenberg (1/12), 6th in Koenigssee (1/12), 4th in St. Moritz (1/12)
  • 2011-2012 World Cup in two-man
    -BRONZE in Igls (12/11), SILVER in La Plagne (12/11), 13th in Winterberg, 9th in Altenberg (1/12), 10th in Koenigssee (1/12), 4th in St. Moritz (1/12)
  • 2011-2012 Europa Cup in two-man
    -SILVER in Igls #1 (11/11), SILVER in Igls #2 (11/11), 4th in Koenigssee #1, SILVER in Koenigssee #2 (11/11)
  • 2011-2012 Europa Cup in four-man
    - SILVER in Igls #1 (11/11), GOLD in Igls #2 (11/11), 4th in Koenigssee (11/11)
  • 2011 U.S. Pilot Push Champion
  • 3rd overall in 2010-2011 World Cup combined points
  • 4th overall in 2010-2011 World Cup in two-man 
    -7th in Whistler (11/10), 4th in Calgary (12/10), 7th in Park City (12/10), 4th in Lake Placid (12/10), 6th in Igls (1/11), 9th in Winterberg (1/11), 7th in St. Moritz (1/11), 6th in Cesana (2/11), 6th at World Championships in Koenigssee (2/11)
  • 2nd overall in 2010-2011 World Cup in four-man 
    -GOLD in Whistler (11/10), 5th in Calgary (12/10), 6th in Park City (12/10), GOLD in Lake Placid (12/10), BRONZE in Igls (1/11), 6th in Winterberg (1/11), 8th in St. Moritz (1/11), 6th in Cesana (2/11), BRONZE at World Championships in Koenigssee (2/11)
  • 2010 Men's Bobsled Athlete of the Year
  • 2010 Team of the Year recipient
  • 1st overall in 2009-2010 World Cup in four-man
    -7th in Park City (11/09), GOLD in Lake Placid (11/09), GOLD in Cesana (12/09), GOLD in Winterberg (12/09), SILVER in Altenberg (12/09), SILVER in Konigssee (1/10), 4th in St. Moritz (1/10), 8th in Igls (1/10)
  • 7th overall in 2009-2010 World Cup in two-man
    -4th in Park City (11/09), SILVER in Lake Placid (11/09), BRONZE in Cesana (12/09), 7th in Winterberg (12/09), 19th in Altenberg (12/09), 9th in Konigssee (1/10), 14th in St. Moritz (1/10), 5th in Igls (1/10), BRONZE in 2009 team World Championship (2/09)
  • 4th overall in 2008-2009 World Cup in four-man
    -BRONZE in Winterberg (11/08), 7th in Altenberg (12/08), SILVER in Igls (12/08), SILVER in Whistler (2/08), GOLD in Park City #1 (2/09), GOLD in Park City #2 (2/09)
    -GOLD at 2009 World Championship in Lake Placid (2/09)
    -3rd overall in 2008-2009 FIBT four-man ranking     
  • 14th overall in 2008-2009 World Cup in two-man
    -12th in Winterberg (11/08), SILVER in Altenberg (12/08), BRONZE in Igls (12/08), 8th in Whistler (2/09), 9th in Park City (2/09), BRONZE at 2009 World Championship in Lake Placid (2/09)     
  • 4th Overall in 2007-2008 World Cup in four-man  
    -GOLD in Calgary (11/07), GOLD in Park City (12/07), SILVER in Lake Placid (12/07), 8th in Cortina (1/08), 11th in Cesana (1/08), 6th in St. Moritz (1/08), SILVER in Konigssee (2/08), 4th in Winterberg (2/08), 6th at World Championships in Altenberg, Germany(2/08)
  • 4th overall in 2007-2008 World Cup in two-man 
    -SILVER in Calgary (11/07), GOLD in Park City (12/07), BRONZE in Lake Pacid (12/07), 5th in Cortina (1/08), 8th in Cesana (1/08), 17th in St. Mortiz (1/08), 11th in Konigssee (2/08), 5th in Winterberg (2/08), 10th at World Championships in Altenberg, Germany (2/08)
  • 2007 Combined World Cup Champion
  • 2007 World Cup Champion in two-man
     -SILVER in Calgary (11/06), SILVER in Park City (12/06), SILVER in Lake Placid (12/06), GOLD in Cortina 01/07), 4th in Igls (01/07), GOLD in Cesana Pariol (02/07), 8th in Winterberg (02/07), 4th in Königssee (02/07), 4th at World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland (01/07)
  • 2nd overall in 2006-2007 World Cup in four-man
    -5th in Calgary (11/06), 6th in Park City (12/06), 7th in Lake Placid (12/06), GOLD in Cortina (01/07), GOLD in Igls (01/07) SILVER in Cesana Pariol (02/07), SILVER in Winterberg (02/07), SILVER in Königssee (02/07), 4th at World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland(02/07)
  • 13th overall in 2005-2006 World Cup in two-man 
    -10th in Calgary (11/05), 14th in Lake Placid (11/05), 8th in Igls (12/05), 5th in Cortina(12/05), 8th in Königssee (01/06)
  • 9th overall in 2005-2006 World Cup in four-man  
     -9th in Calgary (11/05), 6th in Lake Placid (11/05), 7th in Igls (12/05), 7th in Cortina(12/05), 11th in Königssee (01/06), 8th in St. Moritz (01/06)
  • 18th overall in 2004-2005 World Cup in two-man
    -19th in Winterberg (11/04), 25th in Altenberg (12/04), 18th in Igls (12/04), 18th in Cortina (12/04), 10th in Cesana Pariol (01/05), 16th in St. Moritz (01/05), 9th in Lake Placid (02/05)
    -18th at World Championships Calgary, Canada (02/05)
  • 7th overall in 2004-2005 World Cup in four-man 
    -9th in Winterberg (11/04), 17th in Altenberg (12/04), 4th in Igls (12/04), 15th in Cortina (12/04), 7th in Cesana Pariol (01/05), 8th in St. Moritz (01/05), 4th in Lake Placid (02/05)
    -8th at World Championships in Calgary, Canada(02/05)
  • 2002-2003 season                                                                                                                                  
     -6 victories, 2 runner-up finishes at America's Cup races, debuted as a driver in the World Cup, finishing 20th in two-man and 16th in four-man in St. Moritz
  • 2001-2002 season                                                                                                                                   
    -6th in Lake Placid World Cup as a brakeman for Mike Dionne
  • 2000-2001 season                                                                                                                                    -Raced in two World Cup races as a brakeman Mike Dionne
  • 1999-2000 season                                                                                                                                   
    -13th as a brakeman for Todd Hays at World Championships in Altenberg, Germany (04/00)
  • 1998-1999 season                                                                                                                                    -First-ever World Cup race was with driver Brian Shimer (17th in Calgary,(11/98). Finished 6th in the Park City World Cup stop with driver Jim Herberich


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