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Johnny Quinn

Bobsled and Skeleton

  • 2014
EVENT - BOBSLED

HEIGHT  6' 0"     WEIGHT  218 lbs
 
Johnny Quinn sent a film showcasing his speed and acceleration from the Michael Johnson Performance Center to Olympic bobsled athlete Chuck Berkeley, who passed it along to driver Cory Butner.  Quinn's first time in a bobsled was at team trials in Lake Placid, NY during the 2010-2011 season, where the team finished third.

At the University of North Texas, where Quinn earned a degree in criminal justice, he was a part of three football conference championships, played in three bowl games and was a two-year team captain.  He also walked in the trakc team and anchored the sprint relay to the third fastest time (39.92) in the school's history.  Quinn was eligible for the NFL draft, but was not selected out of 34 wide receivers that were drafted.  He signed his first NFL contract with the Buffalo Bills as a rookie free agent before signing with the Green Bay Packers in 2008.  Quinn took his talents to the Canadian Football League as a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2009 before suffering an ACL injury.  After 5.5 months, Quinn had completed rehab and began his career in the sport of bobsled.
 
Quinn enjoys reading, playing Halo, eating beef jerky and running 5K races.  He spends his off-season in McKinney, Texas training at the Michael Johnson Performance Center.  Quinn also owns and operates TheAthleteWatch.com, a digital platform for student-athletes to market themselves to colleges and universities around the nation. Quinn is now studying for his Master's in business administration at the Keller Graduate School of Management.

Career Highlights:

  • 2013-2014 World Cup as push athlete for Nick Cunningham in four-man                                - 12th in Calgary (11/30), 15th in Park City (12/8), 12th in Winterberg #1 (1/4), 16th in Winterberg #2 (1/5), 4th in Igls (1/19), 10th in Koenigssee (1/26)
  • 2013-2014 World Cup as push athlete for Nick Cunningham in two-man                                  - 10th in Calgary (11/30), SILVER in Lake Placid #2 (12/14)
  • 2012-2013 World Cup as push athlete for Cory Butner and Codie Bascue in four-man
    -20th in Lake Placid (11/12), 14th in Park City (11/12), DNF in Whistler (11/12), 24th in Winterberg (12/12), 24th in La Plagne (12/12), 17th in Koenigssee (1/13), 23rd in Igls (1/13), 30th at World Championships in St. Moritz (2/13), 23th in Sochi (2/13)
  • 2012-2013 World Cup as brakeman for Cory Butner in two-man
    -10th in Whistler (11/12), 9th in Winterberg (12/12), 12th in Koenigssee (1/13), 9th in Sochi (2/13)
  • 2011-2012 World Cup as push athlete for John Napier and Cory Butner in four-man
    -12th in Igls (12/11), 13th in La Plagne (12/11), 15th in Winterberg (12/11), 16th in Altenberg (1/12), 7th in Whistler (2/12)
  • 2011-2012 Europa Cup as brakeman for John Napier and Cory Butner in two-man
    -13th in Koenigssee #1, 15th in Whistler (2/12)
  • 2011-2012 Europa Cup as push athlete for John Napier in four-man
    -12th in Igls #1 (11/11), 9th in Igls #2 (11/11) 
  • 2010-2011 World Cup as brakeman for Cory Butner in two-man
    -19th in St. Moritz (1/11), 18th in Cesana (2/11), 25th in World Championships in Koenigssee (2/11)
  • 2010-2011 World up as brakeman for Cory Butner in four-man
    -28th at World Championships in Koenigssee (2/11) 
  • 2010-2011 World Cup as brakeman for John Napier in four-man
    -16th in St. Moritz (1/11) 
  • 2010-2011 America's Cup for Cory Butner in four-man
    - 7th in Park City #1 (11/10), 7th in Park City #2 (11/10), BRONZE in Calgary (11/10)
  • 2010-2011 America's Cup for Justin Olsen in two-man
     -7th in Calgary (11/10)

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