Justin Olsen

Bobsled and Skeleton

J Olsen
  • 2010
  • 2014

EVENT - BOBSLEIGH, FOUR-MAN

HEIGHT   6'2"    WEIGHT   235 lbs.

OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games - Gold medalist in four-man (Holcomb, Tomasevicz, Olsen, Mesler)

ABOUT ME
Justin Olsen began the sport of bobsled in 2007, making the World Cup team in his first season.  For the 2008-2009 season, Olsen joined Steve Holcomb's team, winning two silver and two bronze medals in the first half of the World Cup tour.  Olsen also helped push Holcomb to a first place finish at the 2009 National Championships for 4-man and a silver medal at the inaugural World Cup in Whistler, Canada.  At the 2009 and 2012 World Championships, Olsen teamed with Holcomb again to win gold in the four-man.

Olsen attended the United States Air Force Academy for one year before trying out for the bobsled team, and is now a SGT in the New York National Guard as a member of the Army's World Class Athlete Program. He has three siblings: Brittany, 23; John, 12; James, 10. Olsen played football in high school and college, and his favorite team is the Green Bay Packers. He is studying accounting at DeVry University.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • 2013-2014 World Cup as push athlete for Nick Cunningham in two-man                       - 12th in Winterberg (1/3)
  • 2013-2014 World Cup as push athlete for Nick Cunningham in four-man                     -  15th in Park City (12/8), 17th in Lake Placid (12/15), 12th in Winterberg #1 (1/4), 4th in Igls (1/19), 10th in Koenigssee (1/26)
  • 2012-2013 World Cup as push athlete for Steven Holcomb and Nick Cunningham 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), 21st in Koenigssee (1/13), 20th in Igls (1/13), BRONZE at World Championships in St. Moritz (2/13), 10th in Sochi (2/13)
  • 2012-2013 World Cup as brakeman for Cory Butner and Nick Cunningham in two-man
    -12th in La Plagne (12/12), 5th Team Event in Winterberg (12/12), 15th in Koenigssee (1/13)
  • GOLD in four-man bobsled World Championships with Steven Holcomb in Lake Placid, N.Y. (2/12) 
  • 2011-2012 World Cup as push athlete for Steven Holcomb in four-man
    -SILVER in Igls (12/11), 6th in La Plagne (12/11), 4th in Winterberg (12/11), 9th in Altenberg (1/12), 6th in Koenigssee (1/12), 4th in St. Moritz (1/12)
  •  2011-2012 World Cup as brakeman for Steven Holcomb in two-man
    -BRONZE in Igls (12/11), 14th in Winterberg (12/11), 10th in Koenigssee (1/12)
  • 2011-2012 Europa Cup as push athlete for Steven Holcomb in four-man
    - SILVER in Igls #1 (11/11), GOLD in Igls #2 (11/11), 4th in Koenigssee (11/11)
  • 2011-2012 Europa Cup as brakeman for Steven Holcomb in two-man
     
    -SILVER in Igls #2 (11/11)
  • 2010-2011 World Cup as brakeman for Steven Holcomb 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)
  • 2010-2011 America's Cup as a driver
    -10th in Park City #1 (11/10), 10th in Park City #2 (11/10), 7th in Calgary (11/10) 
  • 2009-2010 World Cup as push athlete for Steven Holcomb in the 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), BRONZE at World Championships in Koenigssee (2/11)
  • 2009-2010 World Cup as push athlete for Steven Holcomb & John Napier in the two-man
    -SILVER in Lake Placid (11/09), 5th in Cesana (12/09), 19th in Altenberg (12/09), 14th in St. Moritz (1/10)
  • 2009 U.S. National Bobsled Push Champion 
  • 2009 U.S. National Champion as a push athlete for Steve Holcomb in the four-man
  • 2008-2009 World Cup as a push athlete for Steve Holcomb in the four-man
    -BRONZE in Winterberg (11/08), 7th in Altenberg (12/08). SILVER in Igls (12/08)
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    GOLD at 2009 World Championships in Lake Placid (2/09)
  • 2008-2009 World Cup as a brakeman for Steve Holcomb in the two-man
    -SILVER in Altenberg (12/08), BRONZE in Igls (12/08)
  • 2007-2008 World Cup as push athlete for John Napier
    -15th in St. Mortiz (1/08), 18th in Konigssee (2/08)

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