USA Bobsled/Skeleton Features Men’s Bobsled Altern...

Men’s Bobsled Alternates Announced

Nov. 13, 2008, 2:15 p.m. (ET)

Contact: Amanda Bird, USBSF Marketing & Communications Manager

(518) 523-1842, ext 106,


For Immediate Release

November 13, 2008


Men’s Bobsled Alternates Announced


LAKE PLACID, N.Y. –After two additional weeks of training and race-offs at the Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid, N.Y., the U.S. men’s bobsled team and alternates for the first half of the season has been officially decided.


The 2008-09 men’s bobsled World Cup team will consist of the following drivers:  Steven Holcomb (Park City, Utah), andTodd Hays (Del Rio, Texas). 


The push athletes for the first half of the 2008-09 World Cup team will be:  Steve Mesler (Calgary, Alberta), Justin Olsen(San Antonio, Texas), Curt Tomasevicz (Shelby, Neb.), TJ Burns (Blue Bell, Pa.), Bill Schuffenhauer (Ogden, Utah),Alex Sprague (Indianapolis, Ind.), Jacob Miller (Waterford, Va.), and Nick Cunningham (Monterey, Calif.). 


The first World Cup competition will be held in Winterberg, Germany from Nov. 28-30th.  


For additional information, please contact Amanda Bird, USBSF Marketing & Communications Manager, at (518) 523-1842, ext. 106, or 



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