Laszlo Vandracsek

Bobsled and Skeleton

Home:  Phoenix, Arizona

Height: 6'2''  Weight: 218 

Laszlo Vandracsek began the sport of bobsled in 2009 as a push athlete. Not knowing how he could continue his career in track and field after his eligibility was over in May, Vandracsek had a conversation with his parents to discuss his options. His mother suggested he should try bobsled. He later went on the USBSF website and signed up for the rookie camp. After a strong performance at the U.S. Team Trials, the coaches selected Vandrascek to be on the World Cup roster.  

Originally born in Budapest, Hungary, Vandracsek moved to Phoenix when he was a few months old. He attended Paradise Valley Community College from 2005 to 2008 earning two Associate Degrees in Education and Psychology. He enrolled at Baylor University with a major in General Studies but dropped his final semester to compete in bobsled. He plans to return to Baylor in spring or fall of 2010 to finish his degree. While attending Paradise Valley and Baylor, Vandracsek competed in 60 and 100 meter hurdles, and represented Baylor at the Big 12 Indoor and Outdoor Championships in 2008 and 2009. Outside of bobsledding, he enjoys painting, riding his motorcycle, and spending time with his family.

Career Highlights:

  • 2012-2013 World Cup as push athlete for Cory Butner in four-man
    -20th in Lake Placid (11/12)
  • 2011-2012 World Cup as push athlete for Cory Butner in four-man
    -7th in Whistler (2/12) 
  • 2010-2011 World Cup as a brakeman for John Napier in four-man
    -9th in Calgary (12/10), 11th in Park City (12/10), 7th in Lake Placid (12/10), 15th in Igls (1/11), 13th in Winterberg (1/11), 13th in Cesana (2/11), 19th at World Championships in Koenigssee (2/11)
  • 2010-2011 World Cup as a brakeman for John Napier in two-man 
    -11th in Calgary (12/10), 6th in Park City (12/10), 7th in Lake Placid (12/10), 12th in Winterberg (1/11), 15th in St. Moritz (1/11), 22nd in World Championships in Koenigssee (2/11)

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