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U.S. Bobsled National Team Named

Oct. 28, 2010, 10:12 p.m. (ET)

Contact: Amanda Bird, USBSF Marketing & Communications Manager
(518) 354-2250, abird@usbsf.com

For Immediate Release
October 28, 2010

U.S. Bobsled National Team Named

LAKE PLACID, N.Y.-After reviewing combine test scores, push championship results and team selection race times, the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation team selection committee has named the 2010-2011 national bobsled team that will compete on the World Cup circuit. 

The following pilots have qualified for the women’s bobsled national team starting the 2010-2011 season:

-2010 Olympic bronze medalist Erin Pac (Farmington, Conn.)
-2006 Olympic silver medalist Shauna Rohbock (Park City, Utah)
-2010 Olympian Bree Schaaf (Bremerton, Wash.)

The following athletes have been named to the pool of women’s bobsled national team push athletes:

-2006 Olympic silver medalist Valerie Fleming (Park City, Utah)
-2010 Olympian Emily Azevedo (Chico, Calif.)
-Jamie Greubel (Newtown, Pa.)
-Kristi Koplin (Cedar City, Utah)
-JennaBree Tollestrup-Brown (Yuma, Ariz.)
-Katelyn Kelly (Orchard Park, N.Y.)

Click here for women’s bobsled national team bios.

2010 Olympic gold medalist Steven Holcomb (Park City, Utah) will lead the men’s bobsled national team.  Holcomb’s push team, including an alternate, will be:

-2010 Olympic gold medalist Justin Olsen (San Antonio, Texas)
-2010 Olympian Steve Langton (Melrose, Mass.)
-2010 Olympic gold medalist Curt Tomasevicz (Shelby, Neb.)
-Laszlo Vandracsek (Phoenix, Ariz.)

The following athletes have been named to the pool of men’s bobsled national team push athletes:

-Jesse Beckom (Chicago, Ill.)
-Colin Campbell (Ventura, Calif.)
-Jared Clugston (Red Hill, Pa.)
-Mike Snyder (Louisville, Ky.)
-Dan Royal
(Fort Myers, Fla.)
-Sean Hopkins (Charleston, Ill.)

2010 Olympian John Napier (Lake Placid, N.Y.) is expected to rejoin the team later this season once he completes his Army deployment overseas. Cory Butner (Yucaipa, Calif.) and Jay Noller (San Antonio, Texas) were named as pilots on the national team after finishing second and third, respectively, in team selection points behind Holcomb.  Butner and Noller may be considered to compete on the World Cup tour to assist team USA with accumulating points on the world rank list.

Click here for the men’s bobsled national team bios.

For media inquiries, please contact Amanda Bird, USBSF Marketing & Communications Manager, at abird@usbsf.com, or at (518) 354-2250. 

Additional information regarding the U.S. bobsled and skeleton team can be found online by visiting www.usbsf.com. Follow the team on the USBSF Twitter page at http://twitter.com/USBSF, or on the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation Facebook group page.  Watch interviews and sliding action on the USBSF YouTube channel at abirdbobsled.

About the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation
The United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, based in Lake Placid, N.Y., is the national governing body for the sports of bobsled and skeleton in the United States. The USBSF would like to thank its sponsors, suppliers and contributors for their support: BMW Group, Under Armour, Vilter Manufacturing, Kampgrounds of America, KBC Helmets, EDAS/Ripxx and Ferris Mfg. Corp. In addition, the USBSF supports the following charitable causes: American Cancer Society, Autism Speaks, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association and Seattle Children’s Hospital. For more information, please visit the USBSF website at http://bobsled.teamusa.org.

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