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Mike Kohn

Bobsled and Skeleton

  • 2010

Height: 6'1'' Weight: 216 
Position: World Cup bobsled assistant coach

Mike Kohn is a 2nd Lt. in the Virginia Army National Guard and a former member of the National Guard Outstanding Athlete Program. Kohn joined the National Guard in 1999 as an Infantry Soldier, and is one of several U.S. Olympic bobsled-soldier athletes that have benefited from the Outstanding Athlete Program. Kohn began the sport of bobsled during his senior year in High School when Coach Carlino wrote him a letter on June 6, 1990 welcoming him to the team. Kohn was the youngest competitor in the 1991 Olympic Trials, and went on to win the 2002 Olympic 4-man Bronze medal with driver Brian Shimer. Kohn was also named to the 2006 Olympic team as an alternate, and competed in the 2010 Olympics as a driver.  Since retiring following the 2010 Games, Kohn has coached the U.S. development athletes on the America's Cup tour.

ABOUT ME:
Mike was named among People Magazine's "Top 50 Most Eligible Bachelors" in 2002. In 2002, Mike visited Afghanistan as a representative of the National Guard. Mike's brother, Nicholas, is a Broadway performer. He is a son to a former Green Beret in the U.S. Army. He admires his parents for their passion for life and commitment to excellence in everything they do. He enjoys golf and riding his Harley-Davidson.  Mike graduated from George Mason University in1997 with a degree in Health, Fitness and Recreation Management.

OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games
    -Placed 12th in the two-man event with a time of 3:29.78
  • Named as an alternate at the 2006 games in Torino
  • Capped off 2001-2002 season with Olympic bronze in Salt Lake City with driver Brian Shimer 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 22nd overall in 2009-2010 World Cup in the four-man, 15th in FIBT points
    -14th in Lake Placid (11/09), 22nd in Konigssee (1/10), 6th in St. Moritz (1/10), 17th in Igls (1/10)
  • 21st overall in 2009-2010 World Cup in the two-man, 17th in FIBT points
    -9th in Lake Placid (11/09), 18th in Konigssee (1/10), 12th in St. Moritz (1/10), 18th in Igls (1/10)
  • 3rd overall in 2009-2010 America's Cup in the four-man
    -SILVER in Park City #1 (12/09), BRONZE in Park City #2 (12/09), 5th in Park City #3 (12/09), BRONZE in Calgary #1 (12/09), 4th in Calgary #2 (12/09), GOLD in Lake Placid #1 (12/09), GOLD in Lake Placid #2 (12/09),
  • 3rd overall in 2009-2010 America's Cup in the two-man
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    BRONZE in Park City #1 (12/09), 5th in Park City #2 (12/09), 4th in Park City #3 (12/09), 6th in Calgary (12/09), SILVER in Lake Placid #1 (12/09), GOLD in Lake Placid #2 (12/09), GOLD in Lake Placid #3 (12/09)
  • 2008-2009 America's Cup Champion in the four-man
    -SILVER in Park City #1 (11/08), BRONZE in Park City #2 (11/08), GOLD in Calgary #1 (11/08), GOLD in Calgary #2 (11/08), SILVER in Lake Placid #1 (11/08), SILVER in Lake Placid (11/08)
  •  3rd overall in 2008-2009 America's Cup in the two-man
    -4th in Park City #1 (10/08), 4th in Park Cit #2 (10/08), GOLD in Calgary #1 (11/08), GOLD in Calgary #2 (11/08), SILVER in Lake Placid #1 (11/08), SILVER in Lake Placid #2 (11/08)
  • 15th overall in 2007-2008 World Cup as driver in the four-man
    -21st in Calgary (11/07), 14th in Cortina (1/08), 20th in Cesana (1/08), 12th in St. Moritz (1/08), 11th in Konigssee (2/08), 10th in Winterberg (2/08)
  • 16th overall in 2007-2008 World Cup as a driver in the two-man
    -13th in Calgary (11/07), 19th in Cortina (1/08), 21st in Cesana (1/08), 10th in Konigssee (2/08), 15th in Winterberg (2/08), 18th at World Championships (2/08) in Altenberg, Germany
  • 20th overall in 2006-2007 World Cup as driver in the two-man
    -18th in Calgary (12/06), 16th in Park City (12/06), 14th in Lake Placid (12/06), 14th in Igls (01/07)
    -15th at World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland (01/07)
  • 15th overall in 2006-2007 World Cup as driver in the four-man 
    -9th in Calgary (12/06), 10th in Park City (12/06), 11th in Lake Placid (12/06), 9th In Igls (01/07)
    -16th at World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland (02/07)
  • 19th overall in 2005-2006 World Cupas as driver in the two-man
    -18th in Calgary (11/05), SILVER in Lake Placid (11/05), 36th in Igls (12/05), 22nd in Cortina (12/05), 14th in Königssee (01/06)
  • 20th overall in 2005-2006 World Cup as driver in the four-man
    -7th in Calgary (11/05), 7th in Lake Placid (11/05), 15th in Königssee (01/06)
  • 20th overall in 2004-2005 World Cup as driver in the two-man  
    -18th in Winterberg (11/04), 32nd in Altenberg (12/04), 15th in Igls (12/04), 23rd in Cortina (12/04), 22nd in Cesana Pariol (01/05), 25th in St. Moritz (01/05), 4th in Lake Placid (02/05)                                                                                                                                                          -9th at World Championships  in Calgary, Canada (02/05)
  • 19th overall in 2004-2005 World Cup as driver in the four-man 
    -12th in Winterberg (11/04), 19th in Altenberg (12/04), 22nd in Igls (12/04), 4th in Cortina (12/04), 15th in Cesana Pariol (01/05), 22nd in St. Moritz (01/05), 16th in Lake Placid (02/05)
  • 17th overall in 2003-2004 World Cup as driver in the two-man                                                      -13th in Calgary (11/03), 9th in Lake Placid (11/03), 5th in Winterberg (12/03), 19th in Altenberg (12/03), 29th in St. Moritz (01/04), 17th in Igls (02/04)
  • 32nd overall in 2003-2004 World Cup as driver in the four-man 
    -22nd in Igls (02/04)
  • 2002-2003 season                                                                                                                                     -14th at World Championships in Lake Placid, N.Y. in the two-man
  • 2001-2002 season                                                                                                                                    -Brakeman with driver Brian Shimer during World Cup (highest place was 15th in St. Moritz, 01/02)
  • 2000-2001 season                                                                                                                                      -Brakeman with driver Brian Shimer during World Cup
  • 1999-2000 season                                                                                                                                    -Brakeman with driver Todd Hays during World Cup. Placed 15th in three of four World Cup races
  • 1998-1999 season                                                                                                                                     -Brakeman with driver Brian Shimer.                                                                                                      -5th at World Championships in Cortina, Italy ( 02/99)