EVENT - BOBSLEIGH, FOUR-MAN
HEIGHT 6'2" WEIGHT 235 lbs.
- 2010 Olympic Winter Games - Gold medalist in four-man (Holcomb, Tomasevicz, Olsen, Mesler)
Follow Justin on Twitter @justinbolsen
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 and 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.
- He doesn't mind the cold weather.
- He was scared of roller coasters nearly his whole life, prior to bobsled.
- He would consider himself to be a mild gamer.
- 2016-2017 World Cup in two-man - 7th in Whistler (12/16)
- 2016-2017 North American Cup in four-person - BRONZE in Calgary #1 (11/16); SILVER in Calgary #2 (11/16)
- 2016-2017 North American Cup in two-man - BRONZE in Calgary #1 (11/16); SILVER in Calgary #2 (11/16)
- 2016 World Championships in team event - 10th in Igls (2/16)
- 2015-2016 World Cup in two-man - 21st in St. Moritz (2/16)
- 2015-2016 European Cup in two-man - 8th in Igls (1/16); 5th in St. Moritz (1/16)
- 2015-2016 European Cup in four-person - 18th in Igls #1 (1/16); 15th in Igls #2 (1/16)
- 2015-2016 North American Cup in four-person - GOLD in Park City #1 (2/16); SILVER in Park City #2 (2/16)
- 2015-2016 North American Cup in two-man - 8th in Calgary #1 (11/15); 7th in Calgary #2 (11/15); 8th in Whistler #1 (11/15); 6th in Whistler #2 (11/15); 4th in Park City #1 (2/16); 4th in Park City #2 (2/16)
- 2015 World Championships in four-man for pilot Steven Holcomb - 9th (3/15)
- 2014-2015 World Cup in two-man for pilot Steven Holcomb - 6th in Lake Placid (12/14); 10th in Koenigssee (1/15); 6th in Igls (2/15)
- 2014-2015 World Cup in four-person for pilot Steven Holcomb - 6th in Lake Placid (12/14); 9th in Altenberg (1/15); 9th in Koenigssee (1/15); 13th in St. Moritz (1/15); 8th in La Plagne (2/15); 9th in Igls (2/15); 9th in Sochi (2/15)
- 2013-2014 World Cup as push athlete for Nick Cunningham in two-man - 12th in Winterberg (1/14)
- 2013-2014 World Cup as push athlete for Nick Cunningham in four-man - 15th in Park City (12/13), 17th in Lake Placid (12/13), 12th in Winterberg #1 (1/14), 4th in Igls (1/14), 10th in Koenigssee (1/14)
- 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) -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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