Height: 6'3'' Weight: 205 

OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games
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     Placed 10th in the two-man event with a time of 3:29.40

John Napier began the sport of bobsled in 1994, following in the footsteps of his father, Bill Napier, who was a bobsled driver from the 1960s through the 1980s. Napier's mom, Betsy, also drove bobsleds with her husband, before handing the D-rings over to her son in the Junior Bobsled Program.  Between 2004 and 2006 Napier dominated the America's Cup circuit, winning the overall America's Cup title twice in 4-man and once in 2-man.  He continued to climb in international rankings racing on the Europa Cup circuit during the 2006-2007 season and the World Cup circuit during the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 seasons.  Napier is the reigning 2009 National Champion in 2-man.     

ABOUT ME:
Napier is a Sergeant in the Vermont National Guard and is an Afghanistan war veteran after serving six months with the 86th Mountain Infrantry Brigade in 2010.  He is an engineer in the Army and a Soldier-athlete in the Army World Class Athlete Program.  Napier loves the summers in Lake Placid, N.Y., where he spends his off-season training for bobsled. In his free time, he is always looking for a new adventure, whether it be cliff jumping or riding his Suzuki JSX motorcycle.  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 2011-2012 World Cup in four-man
    -12th in Igls (12/11), 13th in La Plagne (12/11), 15th in Winterberg (12/11), 16th in Altenberg (1/12), 13th in Koenigssee (1/12), 12th in St. Moritz (1/12)
  • 2011-2012 World Cup in two-man
    -18th in Igls (12/11), 11th in La Plagne (12/11), 14th in Winterberg (12/11), 17th in Altenberg (1/12), 12th in Koenigssee (1/12), 16th in St. Moritz (1/12)
  • 2011-2012 Europa Cup in four-man
    -12th in Igls #1 (11/11), 9th in Igls #2 (11/11) 
  • 2011-2012 Europa Cup in two-man
    -7th in Igls #1 (11/11), 10th in Igls #2 (11/11), 13th in Koenigssee #1
  • 11th overall in 2010-2011 World Cup 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), 16th in St. Moritz (1/11), 13th in Cesana (1/11), 19th at World Championships in Koenigssee (2/11)
  • 10th overall in 2010-2011 World Cup in two-man
    - 11th in Calgary (12/10), 6th in Park City (12/10), 7th in Lake Placid (12/10), 18th in Igls (1/11), 12th in Winterberg (1/11), 15th in St. Moritz (1/11), 11th in Cesana (2/11), 22nd at World Championships in Koenigssee (2/11)
  • 4th overall in 2009-2010 World Cup in the four-man
    -8th in Park City (11/09), SILVER in Lake Placid (11/09), 9th in Cesana (12/09), 5th in Winterberg (12/09), 10th in Altenberg (12/09), BRONZE in Konigssee (1/10), 11th in St. Moritz (1/10), 13th in Igls (1/10)
  • 8th overall in 2009-2010 World Cup in the two-man
    -12th in Park City (11/09), GOLD in Lake Placid (11/09), 5th in Cesana (12/09), 10th in Winterberg (12/09), 10th in Altenberg (12/09), 11th in Konigssee, (1/10), 15th in St. Moritz (1/10), 12th in Igls (1/10)
  • 26th overall in 2008-2009 World Cup in the four-man
    -10th in Whistler (2/09), 5th in Park City (2/09), 13th in Park City (2/09)
    -11th at World Championships in Lake Placid (2/09)
  • 28th overall in 2008-2009 World Cup in the two-man
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    11th Whistler (2/09), 20th in Park City (2/09)
    -17th at World Championships in Lake Placid (2/09) 
  • 3rd overall in 2008-2009 America's Cup in the four-man
    -GOLD in Lake Placid #2 (11/08), GOLD in Lake Placid #1 (11/08), 5th in Park City #2 (11/08), BRONZE in Park City #1 (11/08), GOLD in Lake Placid #3 (4/09), GOLD in Lake Placid #4 (4/09)    
  • 2008-2009 America's Cup Champion in the two-man
    -BRONZE in Park City #1 (10/08), BRONZE in Park City #2 (10/08), GOLD in lake Placid #1 (11/08), GOLD in Lake Placid #2 (11/08),
  • 22nd overall in the 2007-2008 World Cup as driver in the four-man
    -8th in Park City (12/07), 8th in Lake Placid (12/07), 15th in St. Moritz (1/08), 18th in Konigssee (2/08),                                                                                                                                       -18th at World Championships in Altenberg, Germany (2/08)
  • 23rd overall as driver in the 2007-2008 World Cup as driver in the two-man
    -15th in Park City (12/07), 14th in Lake Placid (12/07), 25th in Cesana (1/08), 23rd in St. Mortiz (1/08), 20th in Konigssee (2/08), 21st in Winterberg (2/08)                                                   -16th at World Championships in Altenberg, Germany (2/08)
  • 6th overall in 2006-2007 Junior World Cup Championships 
  • 29th overall in 2006-2007 Europa Cup in the four-man 
    -12th in Igls (11/06), 22nd in Konigssee (12/06)
  • 35th overall in 2006-2007 Europa Cup four-man ranking 
    -19th in Igls (11/06)
  • 1st overall in 2005-2006 America's Cup four-man ranking
    -GOLD in Lake Placid #1 (11/05), GOLD in Lake Placid #2 (11/05), SILVER in Park City #1 (11/05), SILVER in Park City #2 (11/05), 5th in Calgary #1 (11/05), SILVER in Calgary #2 (11/05)
  • 1st overall in 2005-2006 America's Cup four-man ranking 
    -GOLD in Lake Placid #1 (11/05), GOLD in Lake Placid #2 (11/05), SILVER in Park City #1 (11/05), SILVER in Park City #2 (11/05), GOLD in Calgary (11/05).
  • 8th overall in 2005-2006 Junior World Championships at Igls (02/06) in the four-man            
  • 7th overall in 2005-2006 Junior World Championships at Igls (02/06) in the four-man
  • 2nd overall in 2004-2005 America's Cup in the four-man                                                               -4th in Calgary #1 (11/04), 5th in Calgary #2 (11/04), SILVER in Park City #1 (12/04), 5th in Park City #2 (12/04), SILVER in Lake Placid #1 (01/05), 6th in Lake Placid #2 (01/05)
  • 1st overall in 2004-2005 America's Cup in the four-man
    -GOLD in Calgary #1 (11/04), GOLD in Calgary #2 (11/04), 4th in Park City #1 (12/04), 4th in Park City #2 (12/04), GOLD in Lake Placid #1 (01/05), GOLD in Lake Placid #2 (01/05)
  • 7th overall in 2003-2004 America's Cup  in the two-man 
    -7th in Calgary #1 (12/03), 8th in Calgary #2 (12/03), BRONZE in Lake Placid #1 (01/04), 4th in Lake Placid #2 (01/04)
  • 9th overall in 2002-2003 America's Cup in the two-man  -6th in Lake Placid #1 (11/02), 5th in Lake Placid #2 (11/02), 8th in Park City #1 (12/02), 8th in Park City #2