Bobsled and Skeleton
Height: 5' 10'' Weight: 205 lbs
Hoy Thurman III is a Technical Sergeant in the Georgia Air National Guard and a member of the World Class Athlete Program. Thurman joined the Air Force in 1986 as an Aircraft Weapons Systems Technician, and later in 1996 joined the Guard and became a Surveillance Radar Technician. Thurman found out about the sport of bobsled while running track in an Armed Forces Track and Championship in Long Beach, CA, but because of other family obligations, Thurman did not come out until the 2004-05 season. Thurman began his bobsled career by sliding with veteran driver Joe McDonald on the Americas Cup circuit. Later that season, Thurman and McDonald won the two-man overall award and overall 2man & 4man combined for that season.
Thurman had been a member of the All Air Force Track & Field team from 1992-2005. He was named Air Combat Command Male Athlete of the year in 1993 and Air Force Material Command Male Athlete of the year in 2006. Hoy was deployed for Operation Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom. In the year 2004, he was the Indoors Masters Track & Field Champion in the 60m. Hoy is married to Jill, and they have two sons Hoy IV and Micah. He especially enjoys running, drawing, music and home improvement projects.
FAVORITE SLIDING MEMORY
"Anytime I finish with the runners down on the ice."
- 2009-2010 America's Cup as push athlete for Mike Kohn in the four-man
-BRONZE in Park City #2 (12/09), BRONZE in Calgary #1 (12/09), 4th in Calgary #2 (12/09),
- 2009-2010 America's Cup as brakeman for Mike Bradley & Mike Kohn in the two-man
-14th in Park City #1 (12/09), 14th in Park City #2 (12/09), 4th in Park City #3 (12/09), 6th in Calgary (12/09), 5th in Lake Placid #1 (12/09)
- 8th at 2009 U.S. National Bobsled Push Championship
- 2008-2009 America's Cup in the two-man
-5th in Calgary (11/08), SILVER in Lake Placid (11/08)
- 2008-2009 America's Cup in the four-man
-7th in Calgary #1 (11/08), 9th in Calgary #2 (11/08), SILVER in Lake Placid #1 (11/08), SILVER in Lake Placid #2 (11/08)