EVENT - BOBSLED

HEIGHT  6' 1"     WEIGHT  190 lbs

The native of Suquamish, Wash. was born on March 26, 1988. Dakarai Kongela has played soccer, football and ran track. He turned to bobsled in 2011 after a disappointing track season at George Fox University. Kongela's hobbies include sleeping and trying to make people laugh and his favorite foods are burritos, donuts and spinach.

Career Highlights: 

  • 2015-2016 World Cup in two-man - 19th in Whistler #1 (1/16); 20th in Whistler #2 (1/16)
  • 2015-2016 North American Cup in four-person - 4th in Park City #1 (2/16); BRONZE in Park City #2 (2/16)
  • 2015-2016 North American Cup in two-man - 9th in Calgary #1 (11/15); 6th in Calgary #2 (11/15); 5th in Whistler #1 (11/15); BRONZE in Whistler #2 (11/15); 6th in Park City #1 (2/16); 6th in Park City #2 (2/16);
  • 2015 National Championships - DNF
  • 2014-2015 North American Cup - 10th in Park City #2 (2/15); 11th in Park City #1 (2/15); 9th in Lake Placid #2 (1/15); 5th in Lake Placid #1 (1/15)
  • 2012-2013 North American Cup as brakeman for Jake Peterson in two-man - 5th in Park City #2 (11/12), SILVER in Calgary #1 (11/12), 5th in Calgary #3 (12/12), BRONZE in Calgary #4 (12/12)
  • 2012-2013 North American Cup as push athlete for Jake Peterson in four-man - 5th in Calgary #1 (11/12), GOLD in Calgary #2 (11/12), 6th in Calgary #3 (12/12), 4th in Calgary #4 (12/12), 4th in Calgary #5 (12/12), SILVER in Lake Placid #1 (3/13), SILVER in Lake Placid #2 (3/13)